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Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism

Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism

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Paul Giladi
August 15, 2019

This volume offers critical responses to philosophical naturalism from the perspectives of four different yet fundamentally interconnected philosophical traditions: Kantian idealism, Hegelian idealism, British idealism, and American pragmatism. In bringing these rich perspectives into conversation...

Moved by Machines: Performance Metaphors and Philosophy of Technology

Moved by Machines: Performance Metaphors and Philosophy of Technology

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Mark Coeckelbergh
August 06, 2019

Given the rapid development of new technologies such as smart devices, robots, and artificial intelligence and their impact on the lives of people and on society, it is important and urgent to construct conceptual frameworks that help us to understand and evaluate them. Benefiting from tendencies...

Freedom to Care: Liberalism, Dependency Care, and Culture

Freedom to Care: Liberalism, Dependency Care, and Culture

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Asha Bhandary
July 10, 2019

This book presents the first systematic account of dependency care in a liberal theory of justice. Despite the fact that receiving dependency care is necessary for human survival, the practices with which we meet society’s care needs are seldom recognized for their functional role. Instead, norms...

Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

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Robert Frodeman
June 21, 2019

This book offers a social, political, and aesthetic critique of transhumanism and of the accelerating growth of scientific knowledge generally. Rather than improving our lives, science and technology today increasingly leave us debilitated and infantilized. It is time to restrain the runaway...

Spatial Senses: Philosophy of Perception in an Age of Science

Spatial Senses: Philosophy of Perception in an Age of Science

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Tony Cheng, Ophelia Deroy, Charles Spence
June 20, 2019

This collection of essays brings together research on sense modalities in general and spatial perception in particular in a systematic and interdisciplinary way. It updates a long-standing philosophical fascination with this topic by incorporating theoretical and empirical research from cognitive...

Explanation in Action Theory and Historiography: Causal and Teleological Approaches

Explanation in Action Theory and Historiography: Causal and Teleological Approaches

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Gunnar Schumann
June 18, 2019

Is the appropriate form of human action explanation causal or rather teleological? While this is a central question in analytic philosophy of action, it also has implications for questions about the differences between methods of explanation in the sciences on the one hand and in the humanities and...

Perception, Cognition and Aesthetics

Perception, Cognition and Aesthetics

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Dena Shottenkirk, Manuel Curado, Steven S. Gouveia
May 14, 2019

This volume addresses key questions related to how content in thought is derived from perceptual experience. It includes chapters that focus on single issues on perception and cognition, as well as others that relate these issues to an important social construct that involves both perceptual...

Philosophical Perspectives on Moral and Civic Education: Shaping Citizens and Their Schools

Philosophical Perspectives on Moral and Civic Education: Shaping Citizens and Their Schools

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Colin Macleod, Christine Tappolet
May 07, 2019

Many people place great stock in the importance of civic virtue to the success of democratic communities. Is this hope well-grounded? The fundamental question is whether it is even possible to cultivate ethical and civic virtues in the first place. Taking for granted that it is possible, at least...

The Act and Object of Judgment: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

The Act and Object of Judgment: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

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Brian Ball, Christoph Schuringa
March 07, 2019

This book presents 12 original essays on historical and contemporary philosophical discussions of judgment. The central issues explored in this volume can be separated into two groups namely, those concerning the act and object of judgment. What kind of act is judgment? How is it related to a range...

Science and the Self: Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley

Science and the Self: Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley

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Ian James Kidd, Liz McKinnell
March 05, 2019

Mary Midgley is one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the last thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animals, the environment and evolutionary theory. The invited essays in this volume offer critical reflections upon Midgley’s work and further...

The Social Contexts of Intellectual Virtue: Knowledge as a Team Achievement

The Social Contexts of Intellectual Virtue: Knowledge as a Team Achievement

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Adam Green
March 05, 2019

This book reconceives virtue epistemology in light of the conviction that we are essentially social creatures. Virtue is normally thought of as something that allows individuals to accomplish things on their own. Although contemporary ethics is increasingly making room for an inherently social...

McTaggart's Paradox

McTaggart's Paradox

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R.D. Ingthorsson
March 05, 2019

McTaggart’s argument for the unreality of time, first published in 1908, set the agenda for 20th-century philosophy of time. Yet there is very little agreement on what it actually says—nobody agrees with the conclusion, but still everybody finds something important in it. This book presents the...

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