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Mar 30th 2015 GMT
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  1. A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens, Tzuchien Tho, Adriel M. Trott, Gabriel Riera, Frank Ruda, Norman Madarasz & Alberto Toscano (2015). Badiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity. Lexington Books.
    This book collects the work of leading scholars on Alain Badiou and G.W.F. Hegel, creating a dialogue between, and a critical appraisal of, these two central figures in European philosophy.
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    Uriah Kriegel (2015). The Varieties of Consciousness. OUP.
    Recent work on consciousness has featured a number of debates on the existence and character of controversial types of phenomenal experience. Perhaps the best-known is the debate over the existence of a sui generis, irreducible cognitive phenomenology – a phenomenology proper to thought. Another concerns the existence of a sui generis phenomenology of agency. Such debates bring up a more general question: how many types of sui generis, irreducible, basic, primitive phenomenology do we have to posit to just be able (...)
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Mar 29th 2015 GMT
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    Herlinde Pauer-Studer & J. David Velleman (forthcoming). Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge. 2015.
    Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge recounts the wartime career of Georg Konrad Morgen (1909–1982), a judge who prosecuted crimes committed by members of the SS in Nazi concentration camps, including Buchenwald, Dachau, and Auschwitz. In 1943, Morgen discovered the existence of gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He tried to throw sand in the works by prosecuting concentration camp officials for lesser crimes. He charged the chief of the Auschwitz Gestapo with for 2,000 murders, and even sought an arrest (...)
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Mar 27th 2015 GMT
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  1. Roman Frigg (2016). Models and Theories. Routledge.
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  2. Eric Heinze (2015). Global Violence: Ethical and Political Issues. Routledge.
    What does it mean to say that a particular war is just or unjust, that terrorism is always wrong, or that torture can sometimes be morally justified? What are the moral bases for the possession or use of nuclear weapons, intervening in other nations' civil wars, or being a bystander to genocide? Such questions take us to the heart of what is morally right and wrong behaviour in our world. Global Violence: Ethical and Political Issues provides readers with the analytical (...)
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  3. Burt Hopkins & John J. Drummond (eds.) (2014). The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy: Volume 12. Routledge.
    The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy provides an annual international forum for phenomenological research in the spirit of Husserl's groundbreaking work and the extension of this work by such figures as Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Gadamer.
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    Corey W. Dyck & Falk Wunderlich (eds.) (forthcoming). Kant and His German Contemporaries. Cambridge University Press.
    The German thinkers in the period between Leibniz and Kant have frequently been overlooked by historians of philosophy, being less accessible than the figures of the contemporary British and French traditions, and even eclipsed within the German tradition by the thinkers of the subsequent period of “classical German philosophy” inaugurated by Kant and running through to Hegel. Consistent with this general neglect of the 18th century German tradition, Kant scholars, especially in the Anglo-American tradition, have long held these figures to (...)
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    Bartlomiej Lenart (2014). Shadow People: Relational Personhood, Extended Diachronic Personal Identity, and Our Moral Obligations Toward Fragile Persons. Dissertation, University of Alberta
    This Dissertation argues for a care-centrically grounded account of relational personhood and widely realized diachronic personal identity. The moral distinction between persons and non-persons is arguably one of the most salient ethical lines we can draw since many of our most fundamental rights are delineated via the bounds of personhood. The problem with drawing such morally salient lines is that the orthodox, rationalistic definition of personhood, which is widespread within philosophical, medical, and colloquial spheres, excludes, and thereby de-personifies, a large (...)
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Mar 26th 2015 GMT
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    Hsiang-Ke Chao, Julian Reiss & Szu-Ting Chen (eds.) (forthcoming). Philosophy of Science in Practice: Nancy Cartwright and the Nature of Scientific Reasoning.
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  2. Anton-Hermann Chroust (2015). Aristotle: New Light on His Life and on Some of His Lost Works, Volume 2: Observations on Some of Aristotle's Lost Works. Routledge.
    Originally published in 1973. Aristotle’s early works probably belong to the formative era of his philosophic thought and as such contribute vitally to the understanding and evaluation of the development of his philosophy. This book shows that the philosophy propagated in these lost works indicates an undeniable Platonism, and thus seems to conflict with the basic doctrines in the traditional treatises collected in the Corpus Aristotelicum . Was the author of the lost early works and the later preserved treatises one (...)
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  3. Anton-Hermann Chroust (2015). Aristotle: New Light on His Life and on Some of His Lost Works, Volume 1: Some Novel Interpretations of the Man and His Life. Routledge.
    Originally published in 1973. The predominantly historical approach in this book heralds a belief that a better understanding of Aristotle the man, and the salient events of his life, leads to a greater insight into his work as a philosopher. This, the first of two volumes, presents interpretations of Aristotle’s life, widely interesting to any Aristotle scholars.
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  4. Jean De Groot (2015). Aristotle and Philoponus on Light. Routledge.
    Originally published in 1991. Philoponus’ long commentary on Aristotle’s definition of light sets up the major concerns, both in optics and theory of light, that is discussed here. Light was of special interest in Neoplatonism because of its being something incorporeal in the world of natural bodies and therefore had a special role in the philosophical analysis of the interpenetration of bodies and also as a paradigm for the soul-body problem. The material investigated in this book contains much about the (...)
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    Karen R. Zwier (2014). Interventionist Causation in Physical Science. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
    The current consensus view of causation in physics, as commonly held by scientists and philosophers, has several serious problems. It fails to provide an epistemology for the causal knowledge that it claims physics to possess; it is inapplicable in a prominent area of physics (classical thermodynamics); and it is difficult to reconcile with our everyday use of causal concepts and claims. In this dissertation, I use historical examples and philosophical arguments to show that the interventionist account of causation constitutes a (...)
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Mar 25th 2015 GMT
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    Fernando R. Tesón (ed.) (forthcoming). The Theory of Self-Determination. Cambridge University Press.
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  2. Mi Chienkuo, Michael Slote & Ernest Sosa (eds.) (2015). Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Western and Chinese Philosophy: The Turn Toward Virtue. Routledge.
    This is the first book to bring together Western and Chinese perspectives on both moral and intellectual virtues. Editors Chienkuo Mi, Michael Slote, and Ernest Sosa have assembled some of the world’s leading epistemologists and ethicists—located in the U.S., Europe, and Asia—to explore in a global context what they are calling, "the virtue turn." The 15 chapters have never been published previously and by covering topics that bridge epistemology and moral philosophy suggest a widespread philosophical turn away from Kantian and (...)
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Mar 23rd 2015 GMT
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  1. John E. Drabinski & Marisa Parham (eds.) (2015). Theorizing Glissant: Sites and Citations. Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This edited collection gathers together leading commentators on the work of Édouard Glissant in order to theorize the philosophical significance of his work.
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  2. Montserrat Herrero (2015). The Political Discourse of Carl Schmitt: A Mystic of Order. Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book presents the idea of Nomos of the Earth as the key idea that organizes the whole of Schmitt’s discourse about politics.
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  3. S. J. Keenan (2015). University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit From a Culture of Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    University Ethics not only highlights the ethical shortfalls of colleges today on topics ranging from sexual violence to the treatment of adjuncts but also proposes solutions based on best practices. Essential reading for anyone connected to higher education, the book proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide.
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  4. Aaron Maltais & Catriona McKinnon (eds.) (2015). The Ethics of Climate Governance. Rowman & Littlefield International.
    A major collection of innovative new work by emerging and established scholars on the critical topic of ethics for climate governance, offering a wholly original proposal for reform to climate governance.
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  5. Rebecca Shore (2015). Developing Young Minds: From Conception to Kindergarten. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Ever wonder what is going on in a baby's brain? Or how you can best nurture a child's natural development? Or why exactly Bach is better than Mozart for babies? This book will explain why. Developing Young Minds is a must-have for new parents or caregivers of young children.
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  6. Jessica Wahman (2015). Narrative Naturalism: An Alternative Framework for Philosophy of Mind. Lexington Books.
    This book addresses the nature of consciousness and the relation of mind to brain, body, and the material world. Against mechanistic and physicalist approaches, it employs a literary worldview that accommodates plural narratives, including those of neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, and everyday experience.
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  7. Mark A. Wilson, Julie Hanlon Rubio, Lisa Tessman, Mary M. Doyle Roche, S. J. Keenan, Margaret Urban Walker, Jamie Schillinger, Jean Porter, Jennifer A. Herdt & Edmund N. Santurri (2014). Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives. Lexington Books.
    Virtue and the Moral Life brings together distinguished philosophers and theologians with younger scholars of consummate promise to produce ten essays that engage both academics and students of ethics. This collection explores the role virtues play in identifying the good life and the good society.
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  8. Marjorie Woollacott & Pim van Lommel (2015). Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Infinite Awareness pairs Woollacott’s research as a neuroscientist with her self-revelations about the her mind’s spiritual power. Between the scientific and spiritual worlds, she breaks the open the definition of human consciousness to investigating the existence of a non-physical mind.
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    Karen Green (2014). A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe. 1700-1800. Cambridge.
     
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Mar 21st 2015 GMT
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  1. Costica Bradatan & Camil Constantin Ungureanu (eds.) (2015). Cinema and Sacrifice. Routledge.
    Cinema has a long history of engaging with the theme of sacrifice. Given its capacity to stimulate the imagination and resonate across a wide spectrum of human experiences, sacrifice has always attracted filmmakers. It is on screen that the new grand narratives are sketched, the new myths rehearsed, and the old ones recycled. Sacrifice can provide stories of loss and mourning, betrayal and redemption, death and renewal, destruction and re-creation, apocalypses and the birth of new worlds. The contributors to this (...)
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    Benjamin L. Curtis & Jon Robson (forthcoming). A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time. Bloomsbury.
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    Krzysztof Saja (2015). Etyka normatywna. Między konsekwencjalizmem a deontologią. Universitas.
    The primary goal of this monograph is to justify the possibility of building a hybrid theory of normative ethics which can combine ethical consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics. The aim of the book is to demonstrate the possibility of constructing a synthetic theory from ethical traditions that are generally considered to be contradictory. In addition, I propose an outline of an original theory which tries to carry out such a synthesis. I call it Institutional Function Consequentialism. The justification for a (...)
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Mar 20th 2015 GMT
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    Kristien Hens, Dorothee Horstkötter & Daniela Cutas (eds.) (forthcoming). Parental Responsibility in the Context of Neuroscience and Genetics. Springer.
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    Amy Kind (ed.) (forthcoming). The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination. Routledge.
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Mar 18th 2015 GMT
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    Carlos Muñoz-Suárez & Felipe De Brigard (eds.) (forthcoming). Content and Consciousness Revisited. With Replies by Daniel Dennett. Springer.
    What are the grounds for the distinction between the mental and the physical? What is it the relation between ascribing mental states to an organism and understanding its behavior? Are animals and complex systems vehicles of inner evolutionary environments? Is there a difference between personal and sub-personal level processes in the brain? Answers to these and other questions were developed in Daniel Dennett’s first book, Content and Consciousness (1969), where he sketched a unified theoretical framework for views that are now (...)
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Mar 17th 2015 GMT
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    Steven Miller (ed.) (forthcoming). The Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousness: Toward a Science and Theory. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
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  2. Leopold Leeb (ed.) (2015). Sino-Theology and the Philosophy of History: A Collection of Essays by Liu Xiaofeng. Brill.
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  3. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) (2015). Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers Volumes 6-10. Brill.
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Mar 14th 2015 GMT
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  1. Gregor Betz, Dirk Koppelberg, David Löwenstein & Anna Wehofsits (2015). Weiter Denken - Über Philosophie, Wissenschaft Und Religion. De Gruyter.
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  2. Johannes Lenhard (2015). Mit Allem Rechnen - Zur Philosophie der Computersimulation. De Gruyter.
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    Joseph Chan (2014). Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times. Princeton University Press.
    Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method of governance that can retain the spirit of the Confucian ideal while tackling problems arising from nonideal modern situations. The best way to meet this challenge, Joseph Chan argues, is to adopt liberal democratic institutions that are shaped by the Confucian conception of the good rather than the liberal conception of the (...)
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    Jonathan Glover (2014). Alien Landscapes? Interpreting Disordered Minds. Harvard University Press.
    We have made huge progress in understanding the biology of mental illnesses, but comparatively little in interpreting them at the psychological level. The eminent philosopher Jonathan Glover believes that there is real hope of progress in the human interpretation of disordered minds. -/- The challenge is that the inner worlds of people with psychiatric disorders can seem strange, like alien landscapes, and this strangeness can deter attempts at understanding. Do people with disorders share enough psychology with other people to make (...)
     
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    Alexus McLeod (2014). Understanding Asian Philosophy. Bloomsbury.
    Understanding Asian Philosophy introduces the four major Asian traditions through their key texts and thinkers: the Analects of Confucius, the Daoist text Zhuangzi, the early Buddhist Suttas, and the Bhagavad Gita. Approached through the central issue of ethical development, this engaging introduction reveals the importance of moral self-cultivation and provides a firm grounding in the origins of Asian thought. -/- Leading students confidently through complex texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy includes a range of valuable features: • brief biographies of main thinkers (...)
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    Thomas Schramme (ed.) (2014). Being Amoral. Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity. MIT Press.
    Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the question of what psychopaths lack. The contributors investigate specific moral dysfunctions or deficits, shedding light on the capacities people need to be moral by examining cases of real people who seem to lack those capacities. -/- The volume proceeds from the basic assumption that psychopathy is not characterized by a single deficit--for example, the (...)
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Mar 11th 2015 GMT
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    Colleen E. Crangle, Adolfo García de la Sienra & Helen E. Longino (eds.) (forthcoming). Foundations and Methods From Mathematics to Neuroscience. CSLI Publications.
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Mar 10th 2015 GMT
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    Andreas Speer & Guy Guldentops (eds.) (2014). Das Gesetz €“ the Law €“ la Loi. Miscellanea Mediaevalia 38. De Gruyter.
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    A. Pablo Iannone (2014). Seeking Balance: Philosophical Issues in Globalization and Policy Making. Transaction Publishers.
     
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    Christoph Kann (ed.) (2014). Emotionen in Mittelalter und Renaissance. Düsseldorf University Press.
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    Erica Palmerini, Federico Azzarri, Fiorella Battaglia, Andrea Bertolini, Antonio Carnevale, Jacopo Carpaneto, Filippo Cavallo, Angela Di Carlo, Marco Cempini, Marco Controzzi, Bert-Jaap Koops, Federica Lucivero, Nikil Mukerji, Luca Nocco, Alberto Pirni & Huma Shah (2014). Guidelines on Regulating Robotics. Robolaw (FP7 project).
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    Riin Sirkel & Tuomas E. Tahko (eds.) (2014). Aristotelian Metaphysics: Essence and Ground. Studia Philosophica Estonica, Vol 7.2.
    This special issue centers around Aristotelian metaphysics, construed broadly to cover both scholarly research on Aristotle’s metaphysics, as well as work by contemporary metaphysicians on Aristotelian themes. It focuses on two themes in Aristotelian metaphysics, namely essence and grounding, and their connections. A variety of related questions regarding dependence, priority, fundamentality, explanation, causation, substance, and modality also receive attention.
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    Gabriel Vacariu (forthcoming). (2015, Forthcoming, English and German) Gabriel Vacariu - Illusions of Human Thinking: On Concepts of Mind, Reality, and Universe in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Physics, Springer Publishing Company. Springer Publishing Company.
    This book is a relative short version of my Epistemologically Different Worlds (EDWs) perspective (Chapter 1, the non-living entities (objects) that belong to EDWs; Chapter 2, the living beings (each living being is an EW); Chapter 3, the general view of the EDWs perspective) and its main applications to the main philosophical and scientific areas: Chapter 4, philosophy of mind (Descartes’ dualism, levels, reductionism and emergence, qualia, Kant and the “I”); Chapter 5, cognitive science (computationalism and dynamical systems, declarative-procedural, accessible-inaccessible, (...)
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Mar 9th 2015 GMT
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    Julian Nida-Rümelin, Irina Spiegel & Markus Tiedemann (eds.) (forthcoming). Philosophie und Ethik - Band 2: Disziplinen und Themen. UTB.
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  2. Curran F. Douglass (2015). Rationality, Control, and Freedom: Making Sense of Human Freedom. Fairleigh Dickinson.
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  3. Chris Meyers (2015). The Moral Defense of Homosexuality: Why Every Argument Against Gay Rights Fails. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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