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Al- Ghazali's Philosophical Theology
Al- Ghazali's Philosophical Theology
The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in Islamic theology in Baghdad, only to renounce the position and teach at...
Consciousness Explained
Consciousness Explained
Consciousness is notoriously difficult to explain. On one hand, there are facts about conscious experience--the way clarinets sound, the way lemonade tastes--that we know subjectively, from the inside. On the other hand, such facts are not readily accommodated in the objective world described by science. How, after all, could the reediness of...
Ancient Epistemology (Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy)
Ancient Epistemology (Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy)
This is the first title in the Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series, which provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy which remain of philosophical interest today. In this book, Professor Gerson explores ancient accounts of the nature of knowledge and belief from...
The Idea of Human Rights
The Idea of Human Rights

The international doctrine of human rights is one of the most ambitious parts of the settlement of World War II. Since then, the language of human rights has become the common language of social criticism in global political life. This book is a theoretical examination of the central idea of that language, the idea of a human right. In...

Truth as One and Many
Truth as One and Many
What is truth? Michael Lynch defends a bold new answer to this question. Traditional theories of truth hold that truth has only a single uniform nature. All truths are true in the same way. More recent deflationary theories claim that truth has no nature at all; the concept of truth is of no real philosophical importance. In this concise and...
Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien
Fantasies of Time and Death: Dunsany, Eddison, Tolkien
This book reveals the unique contribution made by the three founding fathers of British fantasy?Lord Dunsany, E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien?to our culture’s perennial reassessment of the meanings of time, death and eternity. It traces the poetic, philosophical and theological roots of the striking preoccupation with mortality and...
Relativity (Routledge Classics)
Relativity (Routledge Classics)

How better to learn the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity than directly from their creator, Albert Einstein himself? In Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, Einstein describes the theories that made him famous, illuminating his case with numerous examples and a smattering of math (nothing more...

Oxford Textbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)
Oxford Textbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)
The publication of the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry marks a step forward in the practical interaction between philosophy and medicine, especially psychiatric medicine. Through the growth of teaching in Bioethics (as well as of research and publication), the overlap between philosophical...
Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy
Compendium of Quantum Physics: Concepts, Experiments, History and Philosophy

With contributions by many of today's leading quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, including three Nobel laureates, this comprehensive A to Z of quantum physics provides a lucid understanding of the key concepts of quantum theory and experiment. It covers technical and interpretational aspects alike, and includes both...

Looking Through Philosophy in Black: Memoirs (Global Critical Caribbean Thought)
Looking Through Philosophy in Black: Memoirs (Global Critical Caribbean Thought)
This autobiography is a series of interrelated true-life events and decisions taken by a black philosopher that highlight the human drama unfolding in the inferno of the South African apartheid system. Mabogo More details what it means to be a black philosopher in an anti-black apartheid academic world. More’s life story...
Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
So in a single thought-provoking volume, the authors not only introduce machine ethics, but also an inquiry which penetrates to the deepest foundations of ethics. The conscientious reader will no doubt find many challenging ideas here that will require a reassessment of her own beliefs, making this text a must-read among recent books in philosophy,...
Kant's 'Critique of Practical Reason': A Critical Guide (Cambridge Critical Guides)
Kant's 'Critique of Practical Reason': A Critical Guide (Cambridge Critical Guides)

The idea for this project grew out of a conversation between Jens Timmermann, Steve Engstrom and Andrews Reath at a conference on Kant’s moral philosophy hosted by Peking University in May 2004. We believe that Andy suggested that there was a need for a volume of new essays on the Critique of Practical Reason, and Jens suggested that we...

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