The First-Person Point of View by Wolfgang Carl

By Wolfgang Carl

Self-reference and self-knowledge are constitutive for being somebody and presuppose using the first-person pronoun. The booklet offers an intensive account of a number of the makes use of of this observe and argues for a brand new concept of the first-person perspective, utilized to the fields of self-knowledge and the worry for one’s personal destiny – a thought extra enough than the perspectives concerning the self presently mentioned in biology and neuroscience.

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Nanotechnologies : l’invisible révolution (Idées reçues) by Dominique Vinck,Mattheiu Hubert,Matthieu Hubert

By Dominique Vinck,Mattheiu Hubert,Matthieu Hubert

Les nanotechnologies sont des applied sciences de pointe très récentes qui pourtant nous accompagnent déjà au quotidien (cosmétiques, vêtements, car, médecine, etc.). En quelques décennies, elles sont devenues un enjeu mondial dans lequel sont impliqués non seulement chercheurs, industriels et états, mais aussi les citoyens que nous sommes. Les nanotechnologies ne sont en effet pas uniquement une affaire de body ou de chimie, elles sont un défi posé à los angeles société quant à l. a. manière de réussir leur inscription sociétale.
C’est l’objet de cet ouvrage que d’essayer de comprendre ceux qui font des nanotechnologies, pourquoi ils le font, quelles sont celles qui sont déjà commercialisées et celles qui font débat.
Cette connaissance est essentielle motor vehicle, en fonction de ce que nous ferons de ces nanotechnologies, l’humanité prendra des excursions bien différents.

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Kant (Blackwell Great Minds) by Allen W. Wood

By Allen W. Wood

This lucid survey takes readers on a thought-provoking journey in the course of the existence and paintings of Immanuel Kant.

  • Offers an exceptional advent to the vast variety of Kant’s philosophical thought.
  • Provides an exposition of Kant’s significant philosophical works, together with the Critique of natural Reason.
  • Topics coated comprise Kant’s thought of empirical cognition, his doctrine of transcendental idealism, and his idea of the boundaries of reason.

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Pictures and their Use in Communication: A Philosophical by David Novitz

By David Novitz

Ours is the age of the image. photographs abound in our newspapers and magazines, in storybooks and at the sleek pages of guideline manuals. we discover them on billboards and postage stamps, at the tv display and within the cinema. And in all of those instances photographs tell us: they clarify, they make clear, they elucidate - and from time to time, too, they entertain and enjoyment us. photos at the tv monitor have all yet changed the broadcast observe as a resource of knowledge in regards to the international; and these days, too, photograph books and comedian strips are consulted even more comfortably, and with less highbrow attempt, than the published notice. There might be little question yet that photos have come to play a vital function in verbal exchange. It moves me as peculiar that, in what's not anything lower than a visible age, philosophers have had so little to assert in regards to the visible photo and its use in communique. rarely something has been performed to provide an explanation for the best way photos are used to notify us; the best way they effect our pondering, our attitudes and our conception of the area. My goal during this paintings is to fill this hole, and in so doing to supply a achievable account of pictorial communication.

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Evidence and Inquiry: A Pragmatist Reconstruction of by Susan Haack

By Susan Haack

defined by means of Hilary Putnam as "both a good creation and an important contribution"
to epistemology, and by way of Anthony Quinton as "at as soon as complete … and judicious," facts and Inquiry is exclusive either in its scope and in its originality. C. I. Lewis’s foundationalism, BonJour’s and Davidson’s coherentism, Popper’s serious rationalism, Quine’s naturalism, and Rorty’s, Stich’s, and Churchland’s anti-epistemological neopragmatism all come lower than Haack’s uniquely thorough serious scrutiny. center epistemological questions about the character of trust, the nature and constitution of proof, the determinants of evidential caliber, the relation of justification, likelihood, and fact, between others, are given refreshingly novel, and average, answers.
so much books in epistemology are written just for different epistemologists. yet proof and Inquiry has confirmed of curiosity not just to experts but additionally to many different readers, from considerate scientists to considerate students of legislation and literature.
This new, multiplied edition—with a considerable new foreword and several other extra papers on subject matters starting from feminist epistemology to Peirce’s critique of the adverse criminal process and Bentham’s critique of exclusionary principles of evidence—should allure longtime readers and newbies alike.

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Kant’s Theory of Biology by Ina Goy,Eric Watkins

By Ina Goy,Eric Watkins

During the final 20 years, Kant's thought of biology has more and more attracted the eye of students and constructed right into a box that's starting to be speedily in value inside Kant experiences. the quantity offers fifteen interpretative essays written by means of specialists operating within the box, overlaying themes from 17th- and eighteenth-century organic theories, the improvement of the philosophy of biology in Kant's writings, the idea of organisms in Kant's Critique of the facility of Judgment, and present views at the teleology of nature.

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Raum und Wissen: Elemente einer Theorie epistemischen by Jan Wöpking

By Jan Wöpking

Die Monographie untersucht den Gebrauch von Diagrammen zu Erkenntniszwecken. Anhand der Schlüsselszenen von euklidischer Geometrie und spätmittelalterlicher Physik zeigt die Studie, wie Diagramme Räumlichkeit und Regeln, Logik und epistemischen Überschuss, Doppeldeutigkeit und Präzision so verbinden, dass neue Einsichten gewonnen und unbekannte Phänomene erschlossen werden. Zunächst wird erarbeitet, warum konstruierte Diagramme im Allgemeinen mehr Informationen zeigen als zu ihrer Konstruktion aufgewendet werden, mithin einen Erkenntnisüberschuss produzieren. Dieser Überschuss wird gegen eine mächtige bildkritische culture als zentrales und legitimes Prinzip der Figurenbeweise der euklidischen Geometrie identifiziert. Schließlich rekonstruiert die Arbeit, wie Nicole Oresme in seiner bahnbrechenden Konfigurationsdoktrin im 14. Jahrhundert die Diagramme Euklids als epistemisches software einsetzt, um eine universale Quantifizierung aller Naturvorgänge vorzunehmen.



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Perception, Realism, and the Problem of Reference by Athanassios Raftopoulos,Peter Machamer

By Athanassios Raftopoulos,Peter Machamer

one of many perennial issues in philosophy is the matter of our entry to the area round us; do our perceptual structures carry us into touch with the area because it is or does belief rely on our person conceptual frameworks? This quantity of latest essays examines reference because it pertains to belief, motion and realism, and the questions which come up if there's no impartial standpoint or autonomous technique to understand the area. The essays talk about the character of referring, targeting the way in which perceptual reference hyperlinks us with the observable global, and pass directly to learn the results of theories of perceptual reference for realism and how within which medical theories refer and hence attach us with the area. they are going to be of curiosity to a variety of readers in philosophy of technological know-how, epistemology, philosophy of psychology, cognitive technological know-how and motion theory.

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Kognition: Grundwissen Philosophie (Reclam Grundwissen by Sven Walter

By Sven Walter

Kognition, so die traditionelle Auffassung, ist derjenige Prozess, der zwischen Sinneseindrücken und Handlungen vermittelt. Diese Auffassung fand ihren paradigmatischen Ausdruck Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts im Computermodell des Geistes. Seit etwa 1990 jedoch geht es der Kognitionswissenschaft nicht mehr nur um interne Prozesse, sondern sie richtet ihre Aufmerksamkeit vermehrt darauf, dass kognitive Prozesse wesentlich von unserem Körper sowie unserer Einbettung in und unserer Interaktion mit unserer natürlichen, technischen und sozialen Umwelt abhängen. Diesen Wandel stellt Sven Walter dar.

Text aus der Reihe "Grundwissen Philosophie" mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe.

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