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Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The main areas of study in philosophy today include metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and aesthetics.

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  1. Incognito - The Secret Lives of the Brain

    Started by Kah, 06-23-2012 06:49 AM
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    Re uploaded by DE on 13-Apr-15 In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the...

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    • Views: 520
  2. Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time

    Started by arcadius, 03-13-2015 01:47 AM
    aesthetics., epistemology, ethics, existence, fundamental, futures past, general, historical time, introduction, knowledge, koselleck; keith tribe, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, semantics, study, study in philosophy, understanding, values

    Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time In these fifteen essays, one Of Germany's most distinguished philosophers of history invokes an...

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  3. 50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from 50 Key Books

    Started by englishcology, 04-17-2013 12:11 AM
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    From Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics provides a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of key works by...

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    • Views: 1,351
  4. Ethics for Dummies

    Started by Kah, 09-03-2012 01:32 PM
    aesthetics., dummies, english, epistemology, ethics, everyday, existence, fundamental, general, great, guide, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, rapidshare, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, values

    Mirror added by DE on 11-Feb-2015 An easy-to-grasp guide to addressing the principles of ethics and applying them to daily life How do you...

    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 392
  5. Dictionary of World Philosophy

    Started by Kah, 12-01-2013 07:47 AM
    aesthetics., american, arabic, bei, chinese, dictionary, epistemology, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, grammar, japanese, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, values

    Re uploaded by DE on 20-1-2015 This is the first comprehensive reference to the vast field of world philosophy. The Dictionary covers all the...

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    • Views: 356
  6. Deleuze Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (Contemporary Thinkers Reframed)

    Started by englishcology, 08-04-2014 03:26 PM
    aesthetics., arts, contemporary, deleuze, epistemology, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, interpreting, introduction, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, reframed, study, study in philosophy, thinkers, values

    Are your students baffled by Baudrillard? Dazed by Deleuze? Confused by Kristeva? Other beginners’ guides can feel as impenetrable as the original...

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    • Views: 370
  7. Fiction and Fictionalism (New Problems of Philosophy)

    Started by englishcology, 07-19-2014 07:31 PM
    aesthetics., epistemology, ethics, existence, fiction, fictionalism, fundamental, general, introduction, knowledge, language, logic, making, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, terms, values

    Are fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes real? What can fiction tell us about the nature of truth and reality? In this excellent introduction...

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    • Views: 310
  8. A Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

    Started by Kah, 07-10-2014 12:48 PM
    aesthetics., code, epistemology, essays, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, guide, introduction, knowledge, language, learn, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, topics, values, work

    Comprised of essays by top scholars in the field, this volume offers detailed overviews of philosophical issues raised by biology. Brings together a...

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    • Views: 422
  9. A Companion to Socrates

    Started by Kah, 07-10-2014 12:40 PM
    aesthetics., arabic, code, epistemology, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, international, knowledge, language, life, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, renaissance, study, study in philosophy, understand, values, world

    Written by an outstanding international team of scholars, this Companion explores the profound influence of Socrates on the history of Western...

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    • Views: 350
  10. Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media (2014)

    Started by englishcology, 07-03-2014 06:34 PM
    2014, aesthetics., bergson, book, epistemology, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, knowledge, language, logic, made, media, metaphysics, michel, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, values

    Any message requires a medium, but because media can be speeded up and made more efficient, we also regard them as obstacles in the way of more...

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    • Views: 258
  11. Phenomenology in French Philosophy: Early Encounters

    Started by Kah, 06-12-2014 10:55 PM
    academic, action, aesthetics., car, code, epistemology, ethics, existence, french, fundamental, general, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, values, work

    This work investigates the early encounters of French philosophers and religious thinkers with the phenomenological philosophy of Edmund Husserl....

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    • Views: 351
  12. Interpreting Heidegger- Critical Essays (2011)

    Started by englishcology, 06-07-2014 11:50 AM
    2011, aesthetics., bei, car, critica, epistemology, essays, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, heidegger, interpreting, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, values

    This volume of essays by internationally prominent scholars interprets the full range of Heidegger's thought and major critical interpretations of...

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    • Views: 212
  13. How to Understand Language: A Philosophical Inquiry

    Started by Kah, 06-06-2014 06:16 PM
    aesthetics., approach, code, epistemology, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, how to, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, translation, understanding, values, work

    An ambitious work that endorses a broad approach, it argues strongly against the roles both of truth theory and of radical interpretation. Weiss...

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    • Views: 254
  14. Philosophy- The Classics (2nd edition)

    Started by englishcology, 06-01-2014 11:53 PM
    2nd, aesthetics., approach, classics, edition, epistemology, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, introduction, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, tour, values

    The second edition of this best-seller includes four entirely new chapters on classics by Boethius, Machiavelli, Spinoza and Rawls. In his inimitable...

    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 269
  15. The Historical Turn in Analytic Philosophy

    Started by Kah, 06-01-2014 10:53 PM
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    During the last 25 years, a large number of publications on the history of analytic philosophy have appeared, significantly more than in the...

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    • Views: 233
  16. Assertion: New Philosophical Essays

    Started by Kah, 06-01-2014 08:38 AM
    aesthetics., code, current, epistemology, essay, essays, ethics, existence, fundamental, general, join, knowledge, language, logic, metaphysics, mind, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, values, work

    Assertion is a fundamental feature of language. This volume will be the place to look for anyone interested in current work on the topic....

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    • Views: 331
  17. The Philosophy of Universal Grammar

    Started by Kah, 05-31-2014 03:14 PM
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    What is grammar? Why does it exist? What difference, if any, does it make to the organization of meaning? This book seeks to give principled answers...

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    • Views: 367
  18. Philosophical Tales- Being an Alternative History Revealing the Characters, the Plots, and the Hidden Scenes That Make Up the True Story of Philosophy

    Started by englishcology, 05-25-2014 11:17 PM
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    Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examines a few of the fascinating biographical details of history’s greatest philosophers (alas,...

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    • Views: 305
  19. Experience and Nature (1999)

    Started by englishcology, 05-25-2014 11:00 PM
    aesthetics., code, communication, epistemology, ethics, existence, experience, fundamental, general, knowledge, language, life, logic, metaphysics, method, mind, modern, nature, philosophy, problems, reality, reason, study, study in philosophy, values

    Mr. Dewey believes that the method of empirical naturalism presented in this volume provides the way, and the only way by which one can freely accept...

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  20. Key Terms in Philosophy of Mind (2010)

    Started by englishcology, 05-25-2014 10:15 PM
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    This is a concise, accessible, easy-to-navigate introduction to the key terms, concepts, thinkers and texts in philosophy of mind. "Key Terms in...

    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 417

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