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  1. Knowledge of the External World

    By Bruce Aune

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Political Freedom

    By George G. Brenkert

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    This book examines the underlying theoretical issues concerning the nature of political freedom. Arguing that most previous discussions of such freedom have been too narrowly focused, it explores both conservativism from Edmund Burke to its present resurgence, the radical tradition of Karl Marx, as...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Scepticism

    By Christopher Hookway

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Scepticism is a subject which has preoccupied philosophers for two thousand years. This book presents an historical perspective on scepticism by considering contrasting views, such as those of Sextus Empiricus, Descartes and Hume, on why scepticism is important. With its historical perspective and...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Weakness of the Will

    By Justin Gosling

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Nature of Art

    By A. L. Cothey

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Although various aesthetic themes have preoccupied many major philosophers, from Plato to Goodman, the central questions of the philosophy of art have remained ill-defined. This book gives a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge and Belief

    By Frederick F. Schmitt

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Knowledge, from Plato onwards, has been considered in relation to justified belief. Current debate has centred around the nature of the justification and whether justified belief can be considered an internal or extenal matter. Epistemological internalists argue that the subject must be able to...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Relativism

    By Maria Baghramian

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    'It's all relative'. In a world of increasing cultural diversity, it can seem that everything is indeed relative. But should we concede that there is no such thing as right and wrong, and no objective truth? Can we reconcile relativism and pluralism?Relativism surveys the different varieties of...

    Published August 5th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Possible Worlds

    By John Divers

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Possible Worlds presents the first up-to-date and comprehensive examination of one of the most important topics in metaphysics. John Divers considers the prevalent philosophical positions, including realism, antirealism and the work of important writers on possible worlds such as David Lewis,...

    Published August 29th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Civic Republicanism

    By Iseult Honohan

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Civic Republicanism is a valuable critical introduction to one of the most important topics in political philosophy. In this book, Iseult Honohan presents an authoritative and accessible account of civic republicanism, its origins and its problems. The book examines all the central themes of this...

    Published August 15th 2002 by Routledge

  10. The Infinite

    2nd Edition

    By A.W. Moore

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Anyone who has pondered the limitlessness of space and time, or the endlessness of numbers, or the perfection of God will recognize the special fascination of this question. Adrian Moore's historical study of the infinite covers all its aspects, from the mathematical to the mystical....

    Published January 25th 2001 by Routledge

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