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Jul 26th 2016 GMT
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  1. Javier Cumpa & Otavio Bueno (eds.) (forthcoming). Fundamental Truthmakers. Oxford University Press.
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  2. John Danaher & Neil McArthur (eds.) (forthcoming). Sex Robots. MIT Press.
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  3. Daniel Kelly & Nicolae Morar (forthcoming). The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics. Oxford University Press.
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Jul 25th 2016 GMT
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  1. Mary C. Rawlinson & Caleb Ward (eds.) (2015). Global Food, Global Justice: Essays on Eating Under Globalization. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    As Brillant-Savarin remarked in 1825 in his classic text Physiologie du Goût, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” Philosophers and political theorists have only recently begun to pay attention to food as a critical domain of human activity and social justice. Too often these discussions treat food as a commodity and eating as a matter of individual choice. Policies that address the global obesity crisis by focusing on individual responsibility and medical interventions ignore (...)
     
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Jul 23rd 2016 GMT
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  1. M. Bergmann & B. Coppenger (eds.) (2016). Traditional Epistemic Internalism. Oxford University Press.
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  2. L. Magnani & C. Casadio (eds.) (2016). Model Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues. Springer.
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Jul 22nd 2016 GMT
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  1. Kihyeon Kim (ed.) (2016). Philosophical Analysis 17 (1). The Korean Society of Analytic Philosophy.
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Jul 21st 2016 GMT
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  1. James Marcum (ed.) (forthcoming). Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine. Bloomsbury.
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Jul 20th 2016 GMT
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    Amena Coronado (2016). Suffering & The Value of Life. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Friedrich Nietzsche insisted that despite what philosophers and prophets have taught, suffering is desirable because it increases vitality and provides opportunities for growth. This is why one of his main criticisms of the pessimism and nihilism of his time is that they treat suffering as an argument against the value of life and in doing so, life is devalued by them. In an effort to find an alternative mode of valuation, he proposes that human beings should adopt an attitude of (...)
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Jul 19th 2016 GMT
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    Nicholas Maxwell (forthcoming). In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life. McGill-Queen's University Press.
    Nicholas Maxwell, 2017, In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life, McGill-Queen's University Press: Montreal, Canada. The central thesis of this book is that we need to reform philosophy and join it to science to recreate a modern version of natural philosophy; we need to do this in the interests of rigour, intellectual honesty, and so that science may serve the best interests of humanity. The book seeks to redraw our intellectual landscape. It leads to a transformation (...)
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    Nicholas Maxwell (forthcoming). Understanding Scientific Progress: Aim-Oriented Empiricism. Paragon House.
    "Understanding Scientific Progress constitutes a potentially enormous and revolutionary advancement in philosophy of science. It deserves to be read and studied by everyone with any interest in or connection with physics or the theory of science. Maxwell cites the work of Hume, Kant, J.S. Mill, Ludwig Bolzmann, Pierre Duhem, Einstein, Henri Poincaré, C.S. Peirce, Whitehead, Russell, Carnap, A.J. Ayer, Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, Imre Lakatos, Paul Feyerabend, Nelson Goodman, Bas van Fraassen, and numerous others. He lauds Popper for advancing beyond (...)
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Jul 15th 2016 GMT
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  1. G. Ghirardi & S. Wuppulur (eds.) (forthcoming). Space, Time and the Limits of Human Understanding. Springer.
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  2. G. C. Ghirardi & J. Statchel (eds.) (forthcoming). Space, Time, and Frontiers of Human Understanding. Springer.
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  3. R. Kastner, J. Jeknic-Dugic & G. Jaroszkiewicz (eds.) (forthcoming). Quantum Structural Studies: Classical Emergence From the Quantum Level. World Scientific.
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  4. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Luca Malatesti & Elvio Baccarini (eds.) (forthcoming). Moralni, Politički I Društveni Odgovori Na Društvene Devijacije (Eng. Moral, Political, and Social Responses to Antisocial Deviation). FAculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Morbid Reflections: Short Papers on Psychopathology. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    The following topics are discussed, from psychoanalytic, philosophical, and empirical perspectives: -/- *Sociopathy *Pedantry *The nature of bureaucrats *The nature of bureaucratic institutions *Rationalization and Repression *The relationship between ignorance and mental health *The relationship sapience and mental illness *The relationship between ignorance and the ability to act *The relationship between hyper-sapience and the inability to act. *The psychological underpinnings of addiction; and finally *The differences between men and women.
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Jul 14th 2016 GMT
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  1. L. Felline, A. Ledda, F. Paoli & E. Rossanese (eds.) (2016). New Directions in Logic and the Philosophy of Science. College Publications.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). A Theory of Personal Identity. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    According to David Hume, there is nothing to the mind other than the various fleeting events that it hosts. According to commonsense, this is false. But the commonsense view has never been meaningfully elaborated. This short work states an analysis of personal identity that combines Hume's position with the position, so far as there is one, of commonsense, thereby giving much needed substance to the latter.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Existentialism. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    Do we choose our values or do our values choose us?
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Emotivism. JOHN-MICHAEL KUCZYNSKI.
    Emotivism is the doctrine that ethical beliefs are nothing more than projections of emotion. In this concise study, it is shown that emotions themselves embody ethical beliefs and that, for that reason, emotivism implicitly presupposes the truth of a non-emotivism conception of ethical truth and therefore fails.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Morality and Self-Interest. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    There are many reasons to behave immorally, but, so it seems, very few reasons to behave morally. In this short work, it is shown that all genuinely self-interested behavior embodies a certain morality. It is also shown that no viable ethical system requires its adherents to deny their self-interest.
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    Kevin McCain (2016). The Nature of Scientific Knowledge: An Explanatory Approach. Springer.
    This book offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the epistemology of science. It not only introduces readers to the general epistemological discussion of the nature of knowledge, but also provides key insights into the particular nuances of scientific knowledge. No prior knowledge of philosophy or science is assumed by The Nature of Scientific Knowledge. Nevertheless, the reader is taken on a journey through several core concepts of epistemology and philosophy of science that not only explores the characteristics of the (...)
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Jul 13th 2016 GMT
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  1. Michael Tomasello (ed.) (2016). A Natural History of Human Morality. Harvard University Press.
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  2. Eleonora Piromalli (2016). Michael Mann: Le fonti del potere sociale. Mimesis.
    La teoria del potere di Michael Mann è una delle prospettive più influenti nell’ambito della ricerca sul potere contemporanea. La sua grande carica innovativa è data dal modello teorico che Mann elabora nella sua opera più ampia e conosciuta, The Sources of Social Power: le relazioni di potere succedutesi nella storia umana possono essere ripercorse e spiegate sulla base delle quattro categorie costituite dal potere ideologico, economico, militare e politico. Grazie a questa chiave analitica Mann offre risposte empiricamente documentate e (...)
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Jul 12th 2016 GMT
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  1. Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston & Danica Kragic (eds.) (2016). The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science. MIT Press.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Professor as Sociopath. PHILOSOPHYPEDIA.
    This work identifies some of the masks worn by the sociopath, when he happens to be employed as a professor.
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Jul 11th 2016 GMT
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  1. Mark Timmons (ed.) (2015). Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Vol 4.
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  2. Han-Kyul Kim (forthcoming). Locke's Ideas of Mind and Body. Routledge.
     
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Anger. JOHN-MICHAEL KUCZYNSKI.
    It is discussed why it is beneficial to let go of anger. To this end, the teachings of the Buddha are discussed.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). A Priori Knowledge and Analytic Truth. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
    This book answers three questions: (i) What is it for a statement to be analytically true? (ii) What is a priori knowledge? (How does it differ from inherited empirical knowledge? And how does it differ from acquired conceptual (non-empirical) knowledge, such as one's knowledge that not all continuous functions are differentiable?). (iii) Do we have a priori knowledge? It is shown that content-externalism is an 'epistemologicization' of the (logically, not psychologically) innocuous fact that, if a sentence S of natural language (...)
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Basic Principles of Mathematical Logic. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This book concisely states the main laws and precepts of formal logic along with their immediate corollaries. Commentary is kept to a minimum.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Determinism, Supervenience, and Probabilistic Inference. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This volume identifies the different ways in which one event can compel the occurrence of another event and on this basis identifies important facts about the nature of probability and probabilistic inference.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Existence and Necessity. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    It is clearly explained: -/- *What it is for a statement to be necessarily true, *Why necessity, possibility, existence, and non-existence are properties of propositions (truths and falsehoods), not of objects or states of affairs, *What conditions a class of expressions must meet if the expressions belonging to it jointly constitute a single language, *The significance for meta-linguistic research of the concepts of systematicity and productivity, as Chomsky defines these terms, and the relevance of these concepts to researches into the (...)
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Empiricism and Rationalism. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    Empiricism is the doctrine that all knowledge has a strictly observational basis. Rationalism is the doctrine that least some knowledge has non-observational, purely conceptual basis. In the present work, empiricism is carefully considered and found to have four dire shortcomings: -/- (1) Empiricism cannot account for our knowledge of what doesn't exist, let alone what cannot exist. -/- (2) Empiricism cannot account for our knowledge of dependence-relations, given (1), coupled with the fact that 'P depends on Q' is equivalent with (...)
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Functions, Bijections, and Mapping-Relations. JOHN-MICHAEL KUCZYNSKI.
    The significance of the concept of a mathematical transformation is explained. In particular, it is explained how to construct true statements concerning n-dimensional spaces, for arbitrary n, on the basis of true statements concerning two-dimensional spaces.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Frege, Logic, and Logicism. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) invented the discipline of mathematical logic. In this short work, it is clearly stated what Frege did and did not accomplish.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Hedonism. JOHN-MICHAEL KUCZYNSKI.
    This book concisely explicates and evaluates four doctrines concerning the nature of moral obligation: hedonism (one's sole moral obligation is to enjoy oneself); egoism (one's sole moral obligation is to serve one's own interests); consequentialism (the ends justify the means), and deontology (the ends do not justify the means).
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Mathematical Logic and Formal Arithmetic: Key Definitions and Principles. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This books states, as clearly and concisely as possible, the most fundamental principles of set-theory and mathematical logic. Included is an original proof of the incompleteness of formal logic. Also included are clear and rigorous definitions of the primary arithmetical operations, as well as clear expositions of the arithmetic of transfinite cardinals.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Proof of the Incompleteness of Deductive Logic. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This short work proves the incompleteness of deductive logic. In other words, it proves that there is no recursive definition of K, where K is the class of all systems of logic.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Quantum Physics and Universal Determinism: A Dialogue. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    It is clearly explained how quantum physics is deterministic and how it is indeterministic, and it is also clearly said what Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle is.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Semantics. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This book concisely states the main laws and precepts of formal logic along with their immediate corollaries. Commentary is kept to a minimum.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). Two Kinds of Insanity: And Other Philosophical Papers. JOHN-MICHAEL KUCZYNSKI.
    This volume contains lively, yet penetrating examinations of issues of crucial importance, including: the nature of rationality, the different ways in which rationality can be corrupted, the nature of persistence in time, the nature of our knowledge of the future, and the nature of purely conceptual truths and our knowledge thereof.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2015). The Mathematics of the Infinite. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This book clearly explains what an infinite number is, how infinite numbers differ from finite numbers, and how infinite numbers differ from one another. The concept of recursivity is concisely but thoroughly covered, as are the concepts of cardinal and ordinal number. All of Cantor's key proofs are clearly stated, including his epoch-making diagonal proof, whereby he proved that that there are more reals than rationals and, more generally, that there are infinitely large, non-recursive classes. In the final section, Kurt (...)
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Mind-Body Problem. JOHN-MICHAEL KUCZYNSKI.
    In this book, each of the possible positions concerning the relationship between mind and body is clearly explained and thoroughly critiqued. It is concluded that, although mental events are identical with physical events, mentalistic statements are not equivalent with physicalistic statements. It is also shown that the way in which mentalistic statements are non-equivalent with physicalistic statements is deeper than the way in which biological statements are non-equivalent with microphysical statements. In other words, the sense in which mind and body (...)
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Professor as Sociopath. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This work identifies some of the masks worn by the sociopath, when he happens to be employed as a professor.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Professor as Sociopath. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    This work identifies some of the masks worn by the sociopath, when he happens to be employed as a professor.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Power-Set Theorem and the Continuum Hypothesis: A Dialogue Concerning Infinite Number. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    The nature of of Infinite Number is discussed in a rigorous but easy-to-follow manner. Special attention is paid to Cantor's proof that any given set has more subsets than members, and it is discussed how this fact bears on the question: How many infinite numbers are there? This work is ideal for people with little or no background in set theory who would like an introduction to the mathematics of the infinite.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Raven Paradox. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    "All ravens are black" is logically but not confirmationally equivalent with "all non-black things are non-ravens." But this is impossible, given that logical equivalence guarantees confirmational equivalence. In this paper, this paradox is solved.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Raven Paradox. Amazon Digital Services LLC.
    "All ravens are black" is logically but not confirmationally equivalent with "all non-black things are non-ravens." But this is impossible, given that logical equivalence guarantees confirmational equivalence. In this paper, this paradox is solved.
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    John-Michael Kuczynski (2016). The Raven Paradox. PHILOSOPHYPEDIA.
    "All ravens are black" is logically but not confirmationally equivalent with "all non-black things are non-ravens." But this is impossible, given that logical equivalence guarantees confirmational equivalence. In this paper, this paradox is solved.
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