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The Logic of Decision and Action

The Logic of Decision and Action

The four main essays in this volume investigate new sectors of the theory of decision, preference, act-characteristics, and action analysis. These are complemented by appendices on a study of the logic of norms by Alan Ross Anderson, and Rescher provides an outline of the aspects of action.

Michelangelo’s David

Michelangelo’s David

A Search for Identity
Social Welfare in Transition

Social Welfare in Transition

Selected English Documents, 1834-1909
Edited By Roy Lubove

An analysis of three monumental documents in British social history, dating from 1834 through 1909, that views changing conceptions of poverty, the organization of welfare institutions, and the role of the state.

Metaphysics and Explanation

Metaphysics and Explanation

This volume offers an unusual variety of topics presented during the fifth annual Oberlin Colloquium in Philosophy. Essays topics include: a dispute of the standard deductivist account of scientific testability; two definitions of “nonsense” that are closely related and correlate to science’s concern with truth and philosophy’s concern with concepts; contesting the causes of voluntary actions purported in Hart and Honore’s Causation and the Law; distinguishing two kinds of metaphysical tasks-taxonomic and evaluative; and discussions of “what a thing is” in terms of its qualities and particulars and the distinction between numerical and conceptual differences, universals and individuation.

A House Divided

A House Divided

A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

A thorough investigation of the factors that led to the breakup of the Old Dominion and the emergence of the new state of West Virginia during the Civil War.

Mr. Goodman the Player

Mr. Goodman the Player

The fascinating life story of Cardell Goodman, a seventeenth-century Englishman who led an outlandish, turbulent life in the company of royalty and robbers.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge and Experience

Edited By C. D. Rollins

The fifteen papers in this volume deal with the two overlapping topics of knowledge and experience from the perspective of analytic philosophical inquiry. The topics addressed are prominent in the work of such modern philosophers as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, C. I. Lewis, Gilbert Ryle, A. J. Ayer, and John L. Austin.

The Composition of Tender is the Night

The Composition of Tender is the Night

Bruccoli reconstructs seventeen drafts and three versions of the novel to answer questions about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s major work that have long puzzled critics of modern literature.

Al-Farabi’s Short Commentary on Aristotle’s Prior Analytics

Al-Farabi’s Short Commentary on Aristotle’s Prior Analytics

Nicholas Rescher presents the first translation of medieval Arabic philosopher al-Farabi’s “Short Commentary on Prior Analytics” in English, and supplements this with an informative introduction and numerous explanatory footnotes.

The Progressives and the Slums

The Progressives and the Slums

Tenement House Reform in New York City, 1890-1917

A detailed study of housing reform at the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on the tenements of New York City and the work of Lawrence Veiller, the dominant figure in Progressive Era housing reform.

The Department of War, 1781–1795

The Department of War, 1781–1795

A comprehensive study of the formative years of the Department of War, and the struggle to win public acceptance for maintaining a standing national army.

The Constitution of the United States, 1787–1962

The Constitution of the United States, 1787–1962

Edited By Putnam F. Jones

The essays in this collection commemorate the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Constitution, offering perspectives on its history and its meaning to modern society.

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