Our culture entertains a schizophrenic attitude towards human nature. On the one hand, egoism is held to be our most powerful motive, playing a crucial cultural role by explaining the appeal of capitalism and providing a foundation for individualism.
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The mentally ill may be regarded as non-autonomous by virtue of irrationality, which may result in treatment models which deny them a voice. As a counter to…. By Matthew Alun Ray. This book asks specific philosophical questions about the underlying structure of Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche's thoughts on atheism and agnosticism; thoughts that represent one of the most concerted attacks on monotheistic religion in modern philosophy. Yet commentators interested in….
Jeremy Wisnewski. Debates about individualism and holism, reductionism and phenomenology, and naturalism and humanism all turn on how we answer the basic questions about the nature of human agency. This book argues that the traditional emphasis on the accuracy of a given theory of human agency has systematically…. By Ugo Zilioli. Protagoras was an important Greek thinker of the fifth century BC, the most famous of the so called Sophists, though most of what we know of him and his thought comes to us mainly through the dialogues of his strenuous opponent Plato. In this book, Ugo Zilioli offers a sustained and philosophically….
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Drawing on inspiration from virtue-ethics and virtue-epistemology, Caruana argues…. By Richard Dien Winfield. Winfield clarifies the logical problems of presuppositionlessness and…. By Stefano Gattei.
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Can the intellect or the intellectual faculty be its own object of thought, or can it not think or apprehend itself? This book explores the ancient treatments of the question of self-intellection - an important theme in ancient epistemology and of considerable interest to later philosophical…. Dingli John McDowell's Mind and World has, since its publication in , become a seminal text, putting forward many new ideas on the manner in which concepts mediate the relation between minds and the world.
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Young For centuries philosophers have wrestled with the dichotomy between individual freedom on the one hand and collective solidarity on the other. Liberty, Property and Markets A Critique of Libertarianism, 1st Edition By Daniel Attas Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights.
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In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument… Paperback — Routledge Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy. Hume's Scepticism and the Science of Human Nature 1st Edition By Paul Stanistreet This book explores the relationship between Hume's sceptical philosophy and his Newtonian ambition of founding a science of human nature. Assessing both received and 'new' readings of Hume's philosophy, Stanistreet offers a line of interpretation which, he argues, makes sense of many of the… Paperback — Routledge Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy.
Scott Smith We live in a time of moral confusion: many believe there are no overarching moral norms, and we have lost an accepted body of moral knowledge. His large and growing body of work has generated considerable controversy, yet his texts are not structured as standard… Paperback — Routledge Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy. Incommensurability and Cross-Language Communication 1st Edition By Xinli Wang A dominant epistemological assumption behind Western philosophy is that it is possible to locate some form of commonality between languages, traditions, or cultures - such as a common language or lexicon, or a common notion of rationality - which makes full linguistic communication between them… Paperback — Routledge Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy.
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Living Without Domination The Possibility of an Anarchist Utopia, 1st Edition By Samuel Clark Living Without Domination defends the bold claim that humans can organise themselves to live peacefully and prosperously together in an anarchist utopia. Daniel Attas. Ville Paivansalo. Dan Egonsson. Lars Bo Gundersen. Rony Guldmann. Jeremy Wisnewski. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. New Releases. Description Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights.
In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument and then brings to bear a critical evaluation leading to an ultimate rejection of libertarianism. Exposing the limitations of libertarianism and disclosing its errors, Attas argues that the rights which libertarians adopt with respect to persons self-ownership , natural resources original acquisition and products are indefensible given what liberty must be. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Other books in this series. Vagueness, Logic and Ontology Dominic Hyde.
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