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Chasing Reality: Strife over Realism
Chasing Reality: Strife over Realism
By Mario Bunge

This work defends a realist view of universals, kinds, possibilities, and dispositions, while rejecting contemporary accounts of these that are couched in terms of modal logic and 'possible worlds.'

Published Jul 2014
Emergence and Convergence: Qualitative Novelty and the Unity of Knowledge
Emergence and Convergence: Qualitative Novelty and the Unity of Knowledge
By Mario Bunge

Bunge proposes a clear definition of the concept of emergence to replace that of supervenience and clarifies the notions of system, real possibility, inverse problem, interdiscipline, and partial truth that occur in all fields.

Published Jul 2014
On Preserving: Essays on Preservationism and Paraconsistent Logic
On Preserving: Essays on Preservationism and Paraconsistent Logic
Edited by Peter Schotch, Bryson Brown, and Raymond Jennings

Assembling the previously scattered works of the Preservationist School, this collection contains all of the most significant works on the basic theory of the preservationist approach to paraconsistent logic.

Published Apr 2009
The External World and Our Knowledge of  It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and a Defence
The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and a Defence
By Fred Wilson

Complete with original observations and ideas, this study is sure to generate debates about Humean philosophy, critical realism, and the limits of perceptual knowledge.

Published Oct 2008
Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy: The Kantian Critique of Cartesian Scepticism
Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy: The Kantian Critique of Cartesian Scepticism
By Luigi Caranti

In Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy, Luigi Caranti corrects this omission, providing a thorough historical analysis of Kant's anti-sceptical arguments from the pre-critical period up to the 'Reflexionen zum Idealismus' (1788-93).

Published Aug 2007
Reexamining Berkeley's Philosophy
Reexamining Berkeley's Philosophy
By Stephen H. Daniel

Ultimately, this volume represents a major contribution to the study of Berkeley’s philosophy by critiquing the tendency to generalize his thought as a version of theologically modified solipsism. In this way, it is a unique and invaluable addition to Berkeley scholarship.

Published Jul 2007
Law and Morality: Readings in Legal Philosophy
Law and Morality: Readings in Legal Philosophy
Edited by David Dyzenhaus, Sophia Reibetanz Moreau, and Arthur Ripstein

Since its first publication in 1996, Law and Morality has filled a long-standing need for a contemporary Canadian textbook in the philosophy of law. Now in its third edition, this anthology has been thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new chapters on equality, judicial review, and terrorism and the rule of law.

Published Jun 2007
Real Words: Language and System in Hegel
Real Words: Language and System in Hegel
By Jeffrey Reid

Real Words presents an original way of understanding one of the most important philosophers in the Western tradition.

Published Mar 2007
Bernard Bosanquet and the Legacy of British Idealism
Bernard Bosanquet and the Legacy of British Idealism
Willaim Sweet

William Sweet and other leading scholars examine Bosanque';s contribution to some of philosophy's central questions. They provide a solid introduction to British Idealism and the idealist movement as a whole, and bring the scholarship on Bosanquet fully up-to-date.

Published Feb 2007
Philosophy at the Edge of Chaos: Gilles Deleuze and the Philosophy of Difference
Philosophy at the Edge of Chaos: Gilles Deleuze and the Philosophy of Difference
By Jeffrey A. Bell

Far from being a philosopher who turns his back on what is taken to be a mistaken metaphysical tradition, Bell argues that Deleuze is best understood as a thinker who endeavoured to continue the work of traditional metaphysics and philosophy.

Published Nov 2006