Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction

In this book Pollock deals with the subject of probabilistic reasoning, making general philosophical sense of objective probabilities and exploring their relationship to the problem of induction. He argues that probability is fundamental not only to physical science, but to induction, epistemology, the philosophy of science and much of the reasoning relevant to artificial intelligence. Pollock's main claim is that the fundamental not...

AI: Its Nature and Future

AI is very much in the news these days, both concerning the changes it''s making in our culture (driverless cars), and its possible dangers (a super human intelligence). What's real, and what's just hype? How can I know? Read this book. Carefully researched and clearly written for an intelligent layperson, this short book is the definitive resource on this timely and important topic.

Success and Suppression: Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance

“A must-read for people working on the histories of philosophy, medicine, or science in Renaissance Italy. In this important book, Hasse challenges a reigning paradigm in Renaissance studies, documenting the continuing centrality of the Arabic tradition in Italy and the complex interactions of humanism and Arabism in scientific and philosophical teaching and debates.” “Success and Suppression is rich not only in its coverage of topic...

Loris Malaguzzi and the Teachers

This striking example of Malaguzzi's work and philosophy-in-practice has not previously been available to the scholarly community or to the public interested in the history of the Reggio Emilia educational experience. Its round-table discussions and dialogues reveal valuable insights into the ways young children can be encouraged towards cooperative learning experiences, with implications far beyond the particular curriculum at hand....

Stain Removal: Ethics and Race

Excellent addition to the world of Ethics/Moral Philosophy. This will soon be considered a classic it is a nice inclusion to the growing field of Ethics and Race or Racialized Ethical discourse. This is an extraordinary, powerful, difficult book. In a tight, fiercely argued set of chapters, Miller makes the case against the separation of ethics and race, showing their inextricable entanglement from the earliest texts on these questio...

A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe

This book is a rare delight. There are two types of science books. Most explain how and why we know something about what we know. The other questions what we assume we know, which is generally the path to new, expanded and sometimes very new fields of scientific knowledge. Al Gore, for example, who realizes no one gets major headlines by being modest or unsure about one's ideas, says we must end our reliance on fossil fuels within a ...

Republic of Equals: Predistribution and Property-Owning Democracy

It will be tremendously fertile in terms of its future effects on intellectual debates, and may even turn out to have some real (if, perhaps, indirect) political influence insofar as it is read by those thinking through the future political programmes of social democratic and left-liberal political parties... The book is testimony to many years of sustained work across a range of related literatures, and shows a sound grip on the deb...

Time: Language, Cognition & Reality

This book considers linguistic and mental representations of time. Prominent linguists and philosophers from all over the world examine and report on recent work on the representation of temporal reference; the interaction of the temporal information from tense, aspect, modality, temporal adverbials, and context; and the representation of the temporal relations between events and states, as well as between facts, propositions, senten...

Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 10

Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at the intersections of ethical theory with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. The essays included in the series provide an exc...

The Idea of Private Law

"Ernest Weinrib's new book deserves our highest attention. No one who thinks seriously about the nature of private law can afford to ignore this work. In addition to providing a compelling account of the nature of private law, this book puts into serious question the leading contemporary accounts of the nature of law. In short, this is a book from which any student of law will learn much...No account of private law can be complete wi...