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Formal Philosophy

Edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks
John Symons

Formal Philosophy is a collection of short interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the most influential and prominent scholars in formal philosophy.

Interviws with Johan van Benthem, Brian F. Chellas, Anne Fagot-Largeault, Melvin Fitting, Dagfinn Føllesdal, Haim Gaifman, Clark Nøren Glymour, Adolf Grünbaum, Susan Haack, Sven Ove Hansson, Jaakko Hintikka, Isaac Levi, H. Jerome Keisler, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Rohit Parikh, Jeff Paris, Gabriel Sandu, Krister Segerberg, Wolfgang Spohn, Patrick Suppes, Timothy Williamson

Read snippets at www.formalphilosophy.com

October 2005 | ISBN 8799101300
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Epistemic Logic: 5 Questions

edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks
Olivier Roy

Epistemic Logic: 5 Questions is a collection of short interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the most influential and prominent scholars in the field. We hear their views on the field, the aim, the scopes, the future direction of research and how their work fits in these respects.

The title consists of interviews with Horacio Arlo-Costa, Sergei Artemov , Robert Aumann, Giacomo Bonanno, Adam Brandenburger, Johan van Benthem, Hans van Ditmarsch, Ronald Fagin, Melvin Fitting, Paul Gochet, Joseph Halpern, Sven Ove Hansson, Avaid Heifetz, Jaakko Hintikka, Wolfgang Lenzen, Wiebe van der Hoek, John-Jules Meyer, Lawrence S. Moss, Rohit Parikh, R. Ramamujam, Hans Rott,  Krister Segerberg, Yoav Shoham, John Sowa, and Timothy Williamson.

August 2010 | ISBN 8792130240
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Peirce: 5 Questions

Peirce: 5 Questions

edited by
Francesco Bellucci
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen
Frederik Stjernfelt

On April 19, 1914, the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce died. He had not held an academic position since 1883 and had lived the last third of his life in financial distress, increasingly isolated, and finally ill. Despite this fact, the last two decades of his life proved the intellectually most fruitful and adventurous part of his already very productive life. In the centerary of his death, his philosophy, integrating logic, pragmatism and semiotics in a detailed architecture, increasingly attracts investigators from all over the globe, not only for historical reasons but also with the aim of extracting insights and ideas relevant for contemporary purposes. This volume gathers a large bundle of contemporary Peirce scholars of different backgrounds, giving a picture of the variety of Peircean themes under current development in many different directions. As Peirce himself declared in 1908, his late system illustrates “a development of thought not likely to be independently reproduced in a century.”

Interviews with Fernando Andacht, Douglas Anderson, Victor R. Baker, Mats Bergman, Vincent Colapietro, Marcel Danesi, André De Tienne, Cornelis de Waal, Terrence W. Deacon, Susan Haack, Leila Haaparanta, Jaakko Hintikka, Michael H. G. Hoffmann, Christopher Hookway, Nathan Houser, Masato Ishida, Jiang Yi, Isaac Levi, Giovanni Maddalena, Rosa Mayorga, Cheryl Misak, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Winfried Nöth, Jaime Nubiola, Sami Paavola, Helmut Pape, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Nicholas Rescher, Lucia Santaella, Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou, Sun-Joo ShinT. L. Short, Frederik Stjernfelt, Claudine Tiercelin, Fernando Zalamea

ISBN 978-87-92130-52-5 | List price: 30 USD

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Science and Religion: 5 Questions

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Science and Religion: 5 Questions
edited by Gregg D. Caruso

Are science and religion compatible when it comes to understanding cosmology (the origin of the universe), biology (the origin of life and of the human species), ethics, and the human mind (minds, brains, souls, and free will)? Do science and religion occupy non-overlapping magisteria? Is Intelligent Design a scientific theory? How do the various faith traditions view the relationship between science and religion? What, if any, are the limits of scientific explanation? What are the most important open questions, problems, or challenges confronting the relationship between science and religion, and what are the prospects for progress? These and other questions are explored in Science and Religion: 5 Questions—a collection of thirty-three interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the world’s most influential and prominent philosophers, scientists, theologians, apologists, and atheists.

Contributions by Simon Blackburn, Susan Blackmore, Sean Carroll, William Lane Craig, William Dembski, Daniel C. Dennett, George F.R. Ellis, Owen Flanagan, Owen Gingerich, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, John F. Haught, Muzaffar Iqbal, Lawrence Krauss, Colin McGinn, Alister McGrath, Mary Midgley, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Timothy O’Connor, Massimo Pigliucci, John Polkinghorne, James Randi, Alex Rosenberg, Michael Ruse, Robert John Russell,  John Searle, Michael Shermer, Victor J. Stenger, Robert Thurman, Michael Tooley, Charles Townes, Peter van Inwagen, Keith Ward, Rabbi David Wolpe

“Provocative thoughts on the most profound question of our time (or any time) by an all-star cast of thinkers.”

— Steven Pinker
Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Author of How the Mind Works and The Better Angels of Our Nature.

“Imagine that some of the world’s best-known scientists, philosophers, and religionists were to offer up their answers to an identical set of probing questions. Imagine that these articulate statements, composed by scholars who think deeply about science and religion, are then assembled in a single collection. That’s the volume you’re holding — a fascinating snapshot of where the dialogue stands today, and of what it has (and hasn’t yet) achieved.”

— Philip Clayton, author of Science and Religion: The Basics

Interview with Gregg D. Caruso about Science and Religion: 5 Questions on The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers.

Review abstract: If you could ask some of the most prominent scholars across the humanities and sciences the same five questions about science and religion, what would you ask? This opportunity came to philosopher Gregg D. Caruso, thanks to a publisher whose “5 Questions” series is permitting readers to examine direct answers on all sorts of topics from today’s premier public intellectuals. Reading the answers about science and religion in this volume is consistently informative and inspirational, and frequently revealing in stunning ways. Comparing the answers from the impressive figures in the book takes readers on a journey through truly deep and important issues with honesty and clarity.”

— From the review by John Shook, University at Buffalo, USA
The full review is available here.

ISBN-10: 87-92130-51-8 | ISBN-13: 978-87-92130-51-8 | Release Date: April 2014

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Philosophy of Nursing: 5 Questions

philnurse Edited by
Anette Forss
Christine Ceci
John S. Drummod

Philosophy of Nursing: 5 Questions is a collection of short interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the most prominent scholars in this field. We hear their views on philosophical aspects that pertain to nursing practice, education, and research, and how their work fits in these respects. Interviews with David Allen, Peter Allmark, Patricia Benner, Karin Dahlberg, John S Drummond, Katie Eriksson, Sally Gadow, Ann Gallagher, Dave Holmes, Trevor Hussey, June Kikuchi, Timothy Kirk, Kari Martinsen, Per Nortvedt, John Paley, Mary Ellen Purkis, Mark Risjord, Gary Rolfe, Trudy Rudge, Anneli Sarvimäki, Anne Scott, Derek Sellman, Sally Thorne, Francine Wynn
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Publication date – October 26, 2013
ISBN: 978-87-92130-49-5 | Amazon .co.uk (£27.00) | .com ($27.00)

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Intellectual History: 5 Questions

Intellectual History CoverEdited by
Morten Haugaard Jeppesen,
Frederik Stjernfelt,
Mikkel Thorup

The 5 Questions-series format is to ask five questions linking personal experience with scholarly work, not because there is any deep or global truth in biography but because scientific disciplines, their research and methods, are also inherently historical and contingent. A way to approach the question of what intellectual history is and how it can (and should) be made is personal, institutional, professional and disciplinary going from the most individual to the greatest material and ideational changes in politics, society and university. By linking the questions of the personal exposure to intellectual history with reflections on both one’s own work and the state of our discipline, we hope to provoke scholarly self-reflective thought as well as provide a little bit of material to the grander tale of intellectual history.

Interviews with Carlos Altamirano, Terrence Ball, Duncan Bell, Mark Bevir, Warren Breckman, Roger Chartier, Vincenzo Ferrone, Michael Friedman, Carlo Ginzburg, Jacques Le Goff, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Knud Haakonssen, Jonathan Israel, John Christian Laursen, Sven-Eric Liedman, Darrin McMahon, Allan Megill, Jan-Werner Müller, Kari Palonen, Philip Pettit, John Pocock, Hans-Jørgen Schanz, Quentin Skinner, Patricia Springborg, Edoardo Tortarolo, Richard Whatmore

Price: £20 (Amazon.co.uk), $25 (Amazon.com)
ISBN: 978-87-92130-48-8

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Erindringer: Herfra – og ikke længere

 

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Af Annette Møller
Bussen var næsten fuld, men ikke helt fuld, alligevel sagde min mor, at jeg skulle sætte mig på skødet af en mørkhåret, fremmed mand med en stor næse, som sad ved et vindue. Jeg husker ikke, om mor satte sig ved siden af eller, om hun og min søster sad et andet sted i bussen. Mit synsfelt be- grænsede sig til skyggen af mandens profil og det vindue, som blikket kunne flygte ud af. Jeg hørte min mor sige, at jeg skulle kalde manden for ”far”. Det var den længste bustur i mit liv og sikkert også i mandens liv, vi var lige gen- erte og skrækslagne, vi turde overhovedet ikke røre os, men sad musestille, mens mine svedige lår – så jeg senere, da vi stod ud i grønholt – satte mørke pletter på hans lyse bukser.

 

April 2013
ISBN-13 9788792130464
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Kampagner: Klummer og kampråb

kampagnerVincent F. Hendricks

Et demokrati er ikke karakteriseret derved, at borgere hver især har en stemme, men, at hver har en oplyst stemme, jfr. oplysningstanken. Og det er noget ganske andet. Et oplyst og robust demokrati kræver information. Nu begynder logikken at kunne bide på problemet, for demokratistudier kan så pludselig forstås i lyset af informationsprocessering. Det giver arbejde til den formelle filosofi. Derfor har store dele af klummerne, kronikerne og andre kommuniké et indhold, der viser hvordan man kan oplyse med information, men ligeledes hvordan man desværre kan manipulere med mennesker, meninger og markeder i informationssamfundet. Kampagner er, for størstedelens vedkommende, en informations-kampagne.

Februar 2013
ISBN: 978-87-92130-41-9 | $11 on Amazon.com | £7.25 on Amazon.co.uk

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Philosophical Practice: 5 Questions

PhilPracticeCoverEdited by
Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox
Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis

This volume of 5 Questions is devoted to Philosophical Practice. Philosophical practice is rooted in the Greek understanding of philosophy as linked to the actual experience of man. It places the philosopher in real life armed with a Socratic state of mind that facilitates critical, comprehensive and creative thinking.

Interviews with
Lydia Amir, José Barrientos-Rastrojo, Dries Boele, Vaughana Macy Feary, Fred Gebler, Horst Gronke, Finn Thorbjørn Hansen, Leon de Haas, Henning Herrestad, Jos Kessels, Dieter Krohn, Ran Lahav, Anders Lindseth, Lou Marinoff, Peter Raabe, Shlomit Schuster, Helge Svare

January 2013, Automatic Press / VIP
ISBN 978-87-92130-45-7 (paperback). Available from Amazon.

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Socio-Epistemic Phenomena: 5 Questions

Edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks
Rasmus K. Rendsvig

This is a collection of writings on socio-epistemic phenomena, e.g. pluralistic ignorance, informational cascades, herd behavior, bystander, framing, bandwagon effects, polarization, echo-chambers, etc. These phenomena in the broad sense play most important scientific roles while explaining a significant spread of human behavior and interaction. It is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry uniting themes from social psychology, behavioral science, philosophy, social science, political science, jurisprudence, management science, business, cognitive science, economics and theoretical computer science.

The volume comprises a collection of short interviews with some of the most influential and prominent scholars studying these conundra. We hear their views on these phenomena, their nature, structure, impact (in finance, politics, religion, for social networking etc.), possible resolution guidelines, the future challenges and how their work fits in these regards.

Interviews with among others
Cristina Bicchieri, Damon Centola, Mirta Galesic, Stephan Hartmann, David Hirshleifer, James A. Kitts, Timur Kuran, Michael Macy, Erik Olsson, Steven Pinker, Deborah A. Prentice, Cass Sunstein, Ivo Welch

August 2013, Automatic Press / VIP
ISBN 978-87-92130-44-0 (paperback)

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Game Theory: 5 Questions

Edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks
Pelle Guldborg Hansen,

Game Theory: 5 Questions is a collection of short interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the most influential and prominent scholars in the field. We hear their views on game theory, its aim, scope, use, the future direction of game theory and how their work fits in these respects.

Interviews with Robert Aumann, Johan van Benthem, Cristina Bicchieri, Ken Binmore, Adam Brandenburger, Colin F. Camerer, Alan Grafen, Peter Hammerstein, Sergiu Hart, Ehud Kalai, David M. Kreps, Herve Moulin, Rohit Parikh, Ariel Rubinstein, Larry Samuelson, Thomas C. Schelling, Brian Skyrms, Robert Sugden, H. Peyton Young.

Read snippets at www.gametheorists.com

April 2007 | ISBN 8799101343
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