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The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy)The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy)
Jukka Mikkonen
Can literary fictions convey significant philosophical views, understood in terms of propositional knowledge? This study addresses the philosophical value of literature by examining how literary works impart philosophy truth and knowledge and to what extent the works should be approached as communications of their authors.Beginning with theories of ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2014-07-17 | ISBN-13: 9781472579669

Philosophical WritingPhilosophical Writing
A. P. Martinich
Philosophical Writing: An Introduction, 4th Edition, features numerous updates and revisions to A. P. Martinich’s best-selling text that instructs beginning philosophy students on how to craft a well-written philosophical essay. Features an entirely new chapter on how to read a philosophical essay, new sections on quantification and modality, an ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2015-09-08 | ISBN-13: 9781119010036

Brain FictionBrain Fiction
William Hirstein
Some neurological patients exhibit a striking tendency to confabulate―to construct false answers to a question while genuinely believing that they are telling the truth. A stroke victim, for example, will describe in detail a conference he attended over the weekend when in fact he has not left the hospital. Normal people, too, sometimes have a te ...
Number of pages: 302 | Publication Date: 2006-08-11 | ISBN-13: 9780262582711

Time Machine TalesTime Machine Tales
Paul J. Nahin
This book contains a broad overview of time travel in science fiction, along with a detailed examination of the philosophical implications of time travel. The emphasis of this book is now on the philosophical and on science fiction, rather than on physics, as in the author's earlier books on the subject. In that spirit there are, for example, no Te ...
Number of pages: 385 | Publication Date: 2016-12-25 | ISBN-13: 9783319488622

Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
Marcus Aurelius

Number of pages: 112 | Publication Date: 1997-07-11 | ISBN-13: 9780486298238

Thinking LifeThinking Life
Mark Anderson
Thinking Life is a narrative exploration of such themes as the decline of the contemporary university, man’s alienation from nature, modern melancholia, Dionysian intoxication, the relative value of knowledge, truth, and artistry in the life of the philosopher, and the creative construction of self. The author engages throughout with Plato and Ni ...
Number of pages: 178 | Publication Date: 2018-01-03 | ISBN-13: 9780996772563

Truth, Fiction, and LiteratureTruth, Fiction, and Literature
by Peter Lamarque, Stein Haugom Olsen
This book examines the complex and varied ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers a precise account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore matters of universal human interest. While rejecting the traditional view that literature is important for the truths that it imparts, the authors also re ...
Number of pages: 496 | Publication Date: 1997-05-15 | ISBN-13: 9780198236818

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