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Creative Experiencing
Creative Experiencing (September 2011)
A Philosophy of Freedom
Charles Hartshorne - Author
Donald W. Viney - Editor
Jincheol O - Editor

A vigorous and wide-ranging defense of Hartshorne’s “neoclassical metaphysics” of creative freedom.

Charles Hartshorne, one of the premier metaphysicians of the twentieth century, surmised that Creative Experiencing: A Philosophy of Freedom made his contribution to technical philosophy essentially complete. Found among his papers, this book combines five chapters published here for the ...(Read More)
 
 
Process Approaches to Consciousness in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind
Process Approaches to Consciousness in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind (November 2009)
Michel Weber - Editor
Anderson Weekes - Editor

Opens a dialogue between process philosophy and contemporary consciousness studies.

This collection opens a dialogue between process philosophy and contemporary consciousness studies. Approaching consciousness from diverse disciplinary perspectives—philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, neuropathology, psychotherapy, biology, animal ethology, and physics—the contributors offer empirical and philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
Linguistic Philosophy
Linguistic Philosophy (March 2008)
The Central Story
Garth L. Hallett - Author

Explores the role language plays in the relationship between reality and utterance.

How much authority should language, the medium of communication, be accorded as a determinant of truth and therefore of what we say? Garth L. Hallett argues that, although never explicitly debated, this is the most significant issue of linguistic philosophy. Here, for the first time, he traces the issue’s story. Starting with r...(Read More)
 
 
Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy
Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy (March 2007)
An Argument for Its Contemporary Relevance
David Ray Griffin - Author

Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead’s metaphysical system.

Postmodern philosophy is often dismissed as unintelligible, self-contradictory, and as a passing fad with no contribution to make to the problems faced by philosophers in our time. While this characterization may be true of the type of philosophy labeled postmodern in the 1980s and 1990s, David Ray Griffin argues that Alfred North Whit...(Read More)
 
 
Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology
Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology (August 2006)
Its Origin, Meaning, and Critical Significance
Holly L. Wilson - Author

The first comprehensive examination in English of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View.

This book offers the first account in English of the origin, meaning, and critical significance of Immanuel Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View. Kant’s book is not empirical psychology, but rather a type of cosmopolitan philosophy meant to teach students to think for ...(Read More)
 
 
Oppenheimer's Choice
Oppenheimer's Choice (July 2006)
Reflections from Moral Philosophy
Richard Mason - Author

Studies J. Robert Oppenheimer’s choice to accept leadership of the Manhattan Project.

In 1942, J. Robert Oppenheimer accepted the leadership of the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos Laboratory, which produced the first atomic bomb three years later. This book examines the ethics of Oppenheimer’s choice to take that job and our judgment of his acceptance, leading to the larger question of the meaning of...(Read More)
 
 
C. I. Lewis
C. I. Lewis (October 2005)
The Last Great Pragmatist
Murray G. Murphey - Author

2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

An intellectual biography of the American philosopher C. I. Lewis.

Noted scholar-historian Murray G. Murphey explores the life and intellectual work of C. I. Lewis (1883–1964), the central figure in American philosophy between the "golden age" of James and Royce and the later scene of Quine and Goodman, Sellars and Rorty. As profe...(Read More)
 
 
Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment
Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment (July 2005)
Katerina Deligiorgi - Author

Interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason.

Katerina Deligiorgi interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason. Analyzing a broad range of Kant's works, including his Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique of Judgment, his lectures on anthropology and logic, as well as his shorter...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Authority of Reason
The Social Authority of Reason (March 2005)
Kant's Critique, Radical Evil, and the Destiny of Humankind
Philip J. Rossi, SJ - Author

Explores the social ramifications of Kant's concept of radical evil.

In The Social Authority of Reason, Philip J. Rossi, SJ argues that the current cultural milieu of globalization is strikingly reflective of the human condition appraised by Kant, in which mutual social interaction for human good is hamstrung by our contentious "unsociable sociability." He situates the paradoxical nature of contemporary...(Read More)
 
 
Kant on Causation
Kant on Causation (December 2003)
On the Fivefold Routes to the Principle of Causation
Steven M. Bayne - Author

An in-depth examination of the nature of Kant's causal principle.

Kant famously confessed that Hume's treatment of cause and effect woke him from his dogmatic slumber. According to Hume, the concept of cause does not arise through reason, but through force of habit. Kant believes this can be avoided through the development of a revolutionary new cognitive framework as presented in the Critique of Pure Reason. F...(Read More)
 
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