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Virtual Works—Actual Things
Essays in Music Ontology
What are musical works? How are they constructed in our minds? Which material things allow us to speak about them in the first place? Does a specific way of conceiving musical works limit their performative potentials? Which alternative, more productive images of musical work can be devised?Virtual Works—Actual Things addresses contemporary...



Petri Thomae
Quaestiones de esse intelligibili
Petrus Thomae
This work of Scotist metaphysics is an investigation into the ultimate constitution of things. In the course of this treatise, Petrus Thomae examines whether the essences of things ultimately depend on being thought of by God for their very intelligibility or whether they have it of themselves.



Freedom in the Workplace?
Gertrude Ezorsky
Are workers in the United States free? Gertrude Ezorsky traces the severe limits placed on their freedom by illegal coercion against organizing unions and by low wage offers—barely enough to feed their families—that workers are pressured to accept...



The Emergency of Being
On Heidegger's "Contributions to Philosophy"
Richard Polt
"The heart of history, for Heidegger, is not a sequence of occurrences but the eruption of significance at critical junctures that bring us into our own by making all being, including our being, into an urgent issue. In emergency, being emerges."—from...



Thinking in Time
An Introduction to Henri Bergson
Suzanne Guerlac
In recent years, we have grown accustomed to philosophical language that is intensely self-conscious and rhetorically thick, often tragic in tone. It is enlivening to read Bergson, who exerts so little rhetorical pressure while exacting such...



Scepticism, Knowledge, and Forms of Reasoning
John Koethe
"The problem of philosophical scepticism is not so much what to say about the view itself (there being a consensus that it should be rejected), but rather what to say about the arguments that purport to yield it. And since these arguments...



Beyond "Justification"
Dimensions of Epistemic Evaluation
William P. Alston
Much of the writing in Anglo-American epistemology in the twentieth century focused on the conditions for beliefs being "justified." In a book that seeks to shift the ground of debate within theory of knowledge, William P. Alston finds that...



Explanation and Understanding
Georg Henrik von Wright
"Explanation and Understanding, perhaps von Wright's best-known book, showed the influence of Wittgenstein, but marked a clean break with the positivism of his youth. He suggested that human action could not be explained causally by scientific or...



Realism and Antirealism
Throughout the past century, a debate has raged over the thesis of realism and its alternatives. Realism—the seemingly commonsensical view that all or most of what we encounter in the world exists and is what it is independently of human...



Naturalism Defeated?
Essays on Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism
Almost a decade ago, Alvin Plantinga articulated his bold and controversial evolutionary argument against naturalism. This intriguing line of argument raises issues of importance to epistemologists and to philosophers of mind, of religion, and of...



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