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  1. Essays on Linguistic Context Sensitivity and its Philosophical Significance

    By Steven Gross

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Drawing upon research in philosophical logic, linguistics and cognitive science, this study explores how our ability to use and understand language depends upon our capacity to keep track of complex features of the contexts in which we converse....

    Published July 9th 2001 by Routledge

  2. Descartes's Metaphysical Reasoning

    By Roger Florka

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This study argues that Descartes's conception of rationality presupposes that the order of reasoning essentially obeys his metaphysical categories. It takes to the next level the current trend in de-emphasizing his purported epistemology in favor of his unique metaphysics of cognition....

    Published June 12th 2001 by Routledge

  3. Essays on Symmetry

    By Jenann Ismael

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Drawing from physics and philosophical debates, Ismael combines a set of essays on the time worn debate of symmetry from both fields....

    Published February 28th 2001 by Routledge

  4. New Thoughts About Old Things

    Cognitive Policies as the Ground of Singular Concepts

    By Krista Lawlor

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book defends a novel theory of singular concepts, emphasizing the pragmatic requirements of singular concept possession and arguing that these requirements must be understood to institute traditions and policies of thought....

    Published January 29th 2001 by Routledge

  5. The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism

    By Dorit A. Ganson

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Ganson offers new hope in this work for the defense of scientific realism by undermining powerful anti-realist objections and advocating an abandonment of naturalist and externalist strategies....

    Published January 25th 2001 by Routledge

  6. Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

    By Daniel Ellsberg

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Ellsberg elaborates on "Risk, Ambiguity, and the Savage Axioms" and mounts a powerful challenge to the dominant theory of rational decision in this book....

    Published January 8th 2001 by Routledge

  7. Between Deflationism and Correspondence Theory

    By Matthew McGrath

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    McGrath argues for an original truth theory that combines elements of two well-known philosophical theories--deflationism and correspondence....

    Published November 30th 2000 by Routledge

  8. The Relevance of Phenomenology to the Philosophy of Language and Mind

    By Sean D. Kelly

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This work discusses philosophical problems of perceptual content, the content of deomonstrative thoughts, and the unity of proposition. By demonstrating a connection between phenomenology and analysis, Kelly suggests ways in which they can be fruitfully pursued....

    Published November 29th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Thought Experiment

    On the Powers and Limits of Imaginary Cases

    By Tamar Szabo Gendler

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing...

    Published November 2nd 2000 by Routledge

  10. Problems of Compositionality

    By Zoltán Gendler Szabó

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book is a critical discussion of the principle of compositionality, the thesis that the meaning of a complex expression is fully determined by the meanings of its constituents and its structure. The aim of this book is to clarify what is meant by this principle, to show that its traditional...

    Published August 7th 2000 by Routledge