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Dec 18th 2014 GMT
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    DipEd Stan Van Hooft, MA, PhD & Stan van Hooft (eds.) (2014). The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Routledge.
    Stan Van Hooft, MA, PhD, DipEd, Stan van Hooft. Tucker, C. J., K. A. Updegraff, S. M. McHale & A. C. Crouter 1999. “Older Siblings as Socializers of Younger Siblings' Empathy”. Journal ofEarly Adolescence 19(2): 176–98. Turvey, B. E. 2012.
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    Lamartine de Hollanda Cavalcanti Neto (2014). Eficácia do belo na educação segundo a Psicologia Tomista. Instituto Lumen Sapientiae.
    This book aims to examine the contributions that beauty (pulchrum in Latin) can offer to the educational activity, focusing on the subject from the point of view of Thomistic Psychology. For this, comes to answering some previous criterial and methodological objections to recall thereafter the main points of that psychological conception. The book presents what this conception understands as human powers, their interaction and dynamism, the role of emotions in the latter, and the processes arising from such interaction. In succession, (...)
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Dec 17th 2014 GMT
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    Julian Kiverstein (ed.) (forthcoming). Philosophy of the Social Mind. Routledge.
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    Andreas Dorschel, Gerhard Eckel & Deniz Peters (eds.) (2013). Bodily Expression in Electronic Music: Perspectives on Reclaiming Performativity, 2nd. Ed. Routledge.
     
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    Franck Lihoreau & Manuel Rebuschi (eds.) (2014). Epistemology, Context, and Formalism. Springer Science & Business Media.
    Acknowledgements Five out of the 13 contributions to this volume originate from papers which were presented at the international workshop on “Epistemology, Context, Formalism” held at the MSH-Lorraine in Nancy, France, on November the ...
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    Friedrich Reinmuth, Geo Siegwart & Christian Tapp (eds.) (2014). Theory and Practice of Reconstruction: Anselm as a Model Case. Mentis.
Dec 16th 2014 GMT
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  1. T. Huneman, P., Heams & G. Silberstein, M., Lecointre (eds.) (2014). Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences. Springer.
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    Robert Trypuz (ed.) (2013). Krister Segerberg on Logic of Actions. Springer Science & Business Media.
    Belief revision from the point of view of doxastic logic. Logic Journal of the IGPL, 3(4), 535–553. Segerberg, K. (1995). Conditional action. In G. Crocco, L. Fariñas, & A. Herzig (Eds.), Conditionals: From philosophy to computer science, Studies ...
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    A. P. Martinich & Kinch Hoekstra (eds.) (forthcoming). The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Hobbes. Oxford University Press.
     
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Dec 15th 2014 GMT
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    Fabio Bacchini, Stefano Caputo & Massimo Dell'Utri (eds.) (2014). New Frontiers in Truth. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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    Peter Gratton & Paul J. Ennis (2014). The Meillassoux Dictionary. Edinburgh University Press.
     
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Dec 12th 2014 GMT
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    Lisa Bortolotti (2014). Irrationality. Polity Press.
    We talk about irrationality when behaviour defies explanation or prediction, when decisions are driven by emotions or instinct rather than by reflection, when reasoning fails to conform to basic principles of logic and probability, and when beliefs lack coherence or empirical support. Depending on the context, agents exhibiting irrational behaviour may be described as foolish, ignorant, unwise or even insane. -/- In this clear and engaging introduction to current debates on irrationality, Lisa Bortolotti presents the many facets of the concept (...)
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    Axel Gelfert (forthcoming). How to Do Science with Models: A Philosophical Primer. Springer.
    Reliance on models is pervasive in science, and scientists often need to construct models in order to explain or predict anything of interest at all. The diversity of kinds of models one finds in science – ranging from toy models and scale models to theoretical and mathematical models – has attracted attention not only from scientists, but also from philosophers, sociologists and historians of science. This has given rise to a wide variety of case studies that look at the different (...)
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Dec 11th 2014 GMT
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    Boris Rähme, Lucia Galvagni & Alberto Bondolfi (eds.) (2014). Enhancement umano: un dibattito in corso. L'Arco di Giano - Rivista di Medical Humanities.
    Non è un caso che l’enhancement umano, cioè il potenziamento di capacità fisiche, cognitive ed emotive degli esseri umani con l’ausilio di tecnologie, sia diventato un tema centrale nei dibattiti etico-applicativi e nei tentativi contemporanei di arrivare a una comprensione più adeguata della natura umana. In esso si incontrano quesiti decisamente ricchi e complessi, sia dal punto di vista tecnoscientifico e medico sia da quello filosofico – e lo fanno in un modo che ci permette di vedere questi quesiti sotto (...)
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Dec 10th 2014 GMT
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    Daniel Strech, Irene Hirschberg & Georg Marckmann (eds.) (2013). Ethics in Public Health and Health Policy. Springer.
    Faden, R. & Shebaya, S, Public Health Ethics. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Available from: htt : lato.stanford.edu archives sum2010 entries ublichealth-ethics (accessed ...
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    Pedro Proscurcin Junior (2014). Der Begriff ēthos bei Homer: Beitrag zu einer philosophischen Interpretation. Winter.
    Der vorliegende Band leistet eine philosophische Untersuchung des Begriffs Ethos bei Homer. Traditionell schenken die Homer-Interpreten der konkreten Bedeutung des Begriffs allein in Bezug auf die Tiere Aufmerksamkeit und sprechen nicht uber den Zusammenhang des Wortes mit den menschlichen Figuren im Text. Auch wird deren psychologische Dimension in der Regel nicht beachtet. Die Analyse ist ein Beitrag zu einer anderen Art von Interpretation des Begriffs Ethos, in der wichtige Perspektivierungen, wie sie z. B. in der Philosophie, der Handlungspsychologie oder der (...)
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Dec 9th 2014 GMT
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    D. Skorzewski & A. Wiercinski (eds.) (2014). Melancholia: The Disease of the Soul. KUL.
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    Francesca Brencio (ed.) (2014). Corpo e spazio. A partire da Francesca Woodman.
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    Francesca Brencio (ed.) (2013). Rahamim. Lingua, terra, misericordia.
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Dec 8th 2014 GMT
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    Georg Brun & Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn (2014). Textanalyse in den Wissenschaften. Inhalte und Argumente analysieren und verstehen. vdf.
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    Rachel McKinnon (forthcoming). Norms of Assertion: Truth, Lies, and Warrant. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This book is about the norms of the speech act of assertion. This is a topic of lively contemporary debate primarily carried out in epistemology and philosophy of language. Suppose that you ask me what time an upcoming meeting starts, and I say, “4 p.m.” I’ve just asserted that the meeting starts at 4 p.m. Whenever we make claims like this, we’re asserting. The central question here is whether we need to know what we say, and, relatedly, whether what we (...)
     
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Dec 4th 2014 GMT
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    Keith Augustine & Michael Martin (eds.) (forthcoming). The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death. Rowman & Littlefield.
    Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest we personally have in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of (...)
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Dec 2nd 2014 GMT
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    Jose L. Zalabardo (forthcoming). Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Oxford University Press.
    The book puts forward an interpretation of some central ideas of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus concerning the structure of reality and our representations of it in thought and language. It presents the origins of Wittgenstein’s picture theory of propositional representation in Russell’s theories of judgment, arguing that the picture theory is Wittgenstein’s solution to some problems that he found in Russell’s position. It defends the view that, for Wittgenstein, facts in general, and the facts that play the role of propositions in (...)
     
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Dec 1st 2014 GMT
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    S. Y. Lee (2014). 1. Dissertation,
    This dissertation starts with a hypothesis, "does the progression to the true infinite reflect the notion of life itself?" Furthermore, it concentrates on deriving a theory of life itself from Hegel's notion of infinity. Hegel's visual representation of the true infinite as a circle will be expanded in this dissertation.
     
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Nov 30th 2014 GMT
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    Helen Frowe (2014). Defensive Killing: An Essay on War and Self-Defence. Oxford University Press.
    I think that Thomson would want to endorse a permission for Victim to kill a person who maliciously blocks his escape route from some lethal threat—it seems very plausible that such a culpable obstructor would be a legitimate target of ...
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Nov 29th 2014 GMT
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  1. William Hughes & Jonathan Lavery (2015). Critical Thinking: An Introduction to the Basic Skills: Canadian Seventh Edition. Broadview Press.
    Critical Thinking is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. The authors provide a thorough treatment of such topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, the importance of inference, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. This seventh edition adds a chapter on legal reasoning, and grants access to a substantial website of additional questions and other interactive resources.
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  2. Jennifer Wilson Mulnix & M. J. Mulnix (2015). Happy Lives, Good Lives: A Philosophical Examination. Broadview Press.
    We all want to be happy, but what does that mean? Happy Lives, Good Lives: A Philosophical Examination offers a thorough introduction to a variety of perspectives on happiness. Valuable insights are inferred from both philosophical and scientific research into the nature of happiness, and a range of examples of very different but equally happy lives are considered. Among the questions at issue: Is happiness only a state of mind, or is it something more? Is it the same for everyone? (...)
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  3. Jennifer Wilson Mulnix & M. J. Mulnix (eds.) (2015). Theories of Happiness: An Anthology. Broadview Press.
    Theories of Happiness: An Anthology introduces readers to many difficult philosophical questions surrounding the concept of happiness. With historical and contemporary readings in both philosophy and the social sciences, the anthology reflects a dialogue between ideas, providing for a rich conversation that brings out the key insights and strengths of several competing views. The three major philosophical theories of happiness are represented: Hedonism, the view that happiness consists in positive mental states such as pleasure; Desire Satisfactionism, according to which it (...)
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  4. Laurie J. Shrage & Robert Scott Stewart (2015). Philosophizing About Sex. Broadview Press.
    Ancient Greek philosophers, medieval theologians, Enlightenment thinkers, and contemporary humanists alike have debated various aspects of human sexuality, including its purpose, permissibility, normalcy, and risk. Philosophizing About Sex provides a philosophical guide to those longstanding and important debates. Each chapter takes a general issue (freedom, privacy, objectification, etc.) and shows how ongoing public discussions of sexuality can be illuminated by careful philosophical investigation. Debates over “sexting,” sexual assault, sexual orientation, sex education, prostitution, and so on involve larger questions about morality, (...)
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    Guillaume Beaulac (2014). Language, Mind, and Cognitive Science: Remarks on Theories of the Language-Cognition Relationships in Human Minds. Dissertation, University of Western Ontario
    My dissertation establishes the basis for a systematic outlook on the role language plays in human cognition. It is an investigation based on a cognitive conception of language, as opposed to communicative conceptions, viz. those that suppose that language plays no role in cognition (its only role being to externalize thought). I focus, in Chapter 2, on three paradigmatic theories adopting this perspective, each offering different views on how language contributes to or changes cognition. -/- In Chapter 3, I criticize (...)
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Nov 28th 2014 GMT
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    Michael Jungert, Elsa Romfeld, Thomas Sukopp & Uwe Voigt (eds.) (2013). Interdisziplinarität: Theorie, Praxis, Probleme. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
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    Frieder Vogelmann (2014). Im Bann der Verantwortung. Campus Verlag.
    Was bedeutet die steile Karriere von Verantwortung (nicht nur) in der Philosophie, und welchen Preis zahlen wir dafür? Dass große Teile der modernen Philosophie ihr verfallen sind, so die zentrale These, bezahlt diese mit Blindheit für die theoretischen wie praktischen Auswirkungen von Verantwortung. Um sie zu analysieren, muss Verantwortung als diskursiven Operator verstanden werden, dessen Einheit im ambivalenten Selbstverhältnis der Verantwortung Tragenden liegt. Seine praktischen Auswirkungen werden exemplarisch in den Praktiken der Arbeit und der Kriminalität studiert, in denen das verantwortliche (...)
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Nov 27th 2014 GMT
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    Francois-Igor Pris (2014). Physics and Metaphysics of the Higgs Boson. ISBN 978-3-659-62257-1.
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Nov 22nd 2014 GMT
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    Michael Staudigl (2014). Phänomenologie der Gewalt. Springer.
    Das vorliegende Buch präsentiert eine phänomenologische Analyse der verschiedenen Formen zwischenmenschlicher Gewalt und ihrer oft unterbelichteten Beziehungen. Auf der Grundlage einer Transformation der Phänomenologie und im Rekurs auf den aktuellen Diskurs der Gewaltforschung entwickelt es einen methodologischen Rahmen für eine nicht-reduktive Analyse von Gewalt, der in angewandten phänomenologischen Fallstudien erprobt wird. -/- Gewalt war bislang vorwiegend in den Human und den Sozialwissenschaften ein zentrales Thema, wurde aber nur allzu selten zum Gegenstand genuin philosophischer Reflexion. Um dieses Desiderat aufzugreifen und die (...)
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    Uwe Steinhoff (ed.) (2014). Do All Persons Have Equal Moral Worth? On "Basic Equality" and Equal Respect and Concern. Oxford University Press.
    In present-day political and moral philosophy the idea that all persons are in some way moral equals is an almost universal premise, with its defenders often claiming that philosophical positions that reject the principle of equal respect and concern do not deserve to be taken seriously. This has led to relatively few attempts to clarify, or indeed justify, 'basic equality' and the principle of equal respect and concern. Such clarification and justification, however, would be direly needed. After all, the ideas, (...)
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Nov 20th 2014 GMT
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    C. Mantzavinos (forthcoming). International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier.
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    Christian Seidel (ed.) (forthcoming). Consequentialism: New Directions, New Problems? Oxford University Press.
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    Robert Francescotti (2014). Physicalism and the Mind. Springer.
    Robert Francescotti. Francescotti, R. 2014. The problem of extras and the contingency of physicalism. Philosophical Explorations 17: 241-254 Gardner, T. 2005. Supervenience physicalism: Meeting the demands of determination and ...
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Nov 19th 2014 GMT
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    Helena Röcklinsberg & Per Sandin (eds.) (2013). The Ethics of Consumption. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
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