• Ethics & moral philosophy
      March 2000

      Evolutionary Origins of Morality

      Cross Disciplinary Perspectives

      by Katz, Leonard, A01

      Includes four principal papers and a total of 43 peer commentaries on the evolutionary origins of...

    • Political science & theory
      November 2002

      Case Against the Democratic State

      An Essay in Cultural Criticism

      by Graham, Gordon, A01

      The history of the last two hundred years is a story of the immense and relentless growth of the State at the expense of other social institutions. We are now so familiar and accepting of the State's pre-eminence in all things, that few think to..

    • Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies
      July 2005

      Darwinian Conservatism

      by Arnhart, Larry, A01

      The Left has traditionally assumed that human nature is so malleable, so perfectible, that it can be shaped in almost any direction. Conservatives object, arguing that social order arises not from rational planning but from the spontaneous order of...

    • Communication studies
      June 2001

      Between Ourselves

      Second Person Issues in the Study of Consciousness

      by Thompson, Evan, B01

      The first volume in this series (The View from Within, ed. Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear) was a study of first-person approaches to the study of consciousness. Second-person ‘I–You’ relations are central to human life yet have been neglected in...

    • Popular science
      September 2003

      The Man Who Tasted Shapes

      by Cytowic, Richard, A01

      The ten people in one million who are synaesthetes are born into a world where one sensation (e.g. sound) conjures up one or more others (e.g. taste or colour). Although scientists have known about synaesthesia for two hundred years, until recently...

    • Neurosciences
      June 2000

      Volitional Brain

      Towards a Neuroscience of Freewill

      by Libet, Benjamin, B01; Freeman, Anthony, B01; Sutherland, Keith, B01

      It is widely accepted in science that the universe is a closed deterministic system in which everything can, ultimately, be explained by purely physical causation. And yet we all experience ourselves as having the freedom to choose between...

    • Philosophy of mind
      June 2002

      Is the Visual World a Grand Illusion?

      by Noe, Alva, B01

      There is a traditional scepticism about whether the world "out there" really is as we perceive it. A new breed of hyper-sceptics now challenges whether we even have the perceptual experience we think we have. According to these writers,

    • Philosophy
      September 2009

      View from Within

      First-person Approaches to the Study of Consciousness

      by Varela, Francisco J, B01; Shear, Jonathan, B01

      Over the last decade there has been a resurgence of interest in the scientific study of consciousness — an area that has been largely ignored since the time of William James. This renaissance has primarily been stimulated by developments in PET, fMRI...

    • Ethics & moral philosophy
      March 2006

      Human Life, Action and Ethics

      Essays by G.E.M. Anscombe

      by Geach, Mary, B01; Gormally, Luke, B01; Anscombe, G.E.M., A01

      Presents a collection of essays by the celebrated philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe. This collection includes papers on human nature and practical philosophy, together with the classic 'Modern Moral...

    • Society & culture: general
      October 2005

      Moral Mind

      A Study of What it is to be Human

      by Haslam, Henry, A01

      The reality and validity of the moral sense — which ordinary people take for granted — took a battering in the last century. Materialist trends in philosophy, decline in religious faith, and a loosening of traditional moral constraints contributed to...

    • Political science & theory
      March 2007

      Lectures in the History of Political Thought

      by O'Sullivan, Luke, B01; Oakeshott, Michael, A01

      Oakeshott’s memorable lectures on the history of political thought, delivered each year at the London School of Economics, will now be available in print for the first time as Volume II of his Selected Writings. Based on manuscripts in the LSE archive...

    • Philosophy
      August 2002

      Philosophy and Living

      by Blumenau, Ralph, A01

      Philosophy can be very abstract and apparently remote from our everyday concerns. In this book the author brings out for the non-specialist the bearing that thinkers of the past have on the way we live now, on the attitude we have towards our lives, towar

    • Philosophy of mind
      December 2002

      How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains?

      by Velmans, Max, A01

      In daily life we take it for granted that our minds have conscious control of our actions, at least for most of the time. But many scientists and philosophers deny that this is really the case, because there is no generally accepted theory of how the...

    • Cognition & cognitive psychology
      March 2003

      Cognitive Approach to Conscious Machines

      by Haikonen, Pentti O., A01

      Could a machine have an immaterial mind? The author argues that true conscious machines can be built, but rejects artificial intelligence and classical neural networks in favour of the emulation of the cognitive processes of the brain—the flow of...

    • Popular science
      November 2004

      Why the Mind is Not a Computer

      A Pocket Lexicon of Neuromythology

      by Tallis, Raymond, A01

      The equation "Mind = Machine" is false. This pocket lexicon of "neuromythology" shows why. Taking a series of key words such as calculation, language, information and memory, Professor Tallis shows how their misuse has

    • Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice
      September 2005

      Shadow, Self, Spirit

      Essays in Transpersonal Psychology

      by Daniels, Michael, A01

      Transpersonal Psychology concerns the study of those states and processes in which people experience a deeper sense of who they are, or a greater sense of connectedness with others, with nature, or the spiritual dimension. This book brings together the au

    • Philosophy of religion
      August 2008

      Faith in a Hard Ground

      Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

      by Anscombe, G.E.M., A01; Geach, Mary, B01; Gormally, Luke, B01

      Elizabeth Anscombe's forthright philosophy speaks directly to many religious and ethical issues of current concern.This collection of her essays forms a companion volume to the critically acclaimed Human Life, Action and Ethics published in...

    • Parapsychological studies
      October 2012

      Tell My Mother I'm Not Dead

      A Case Study in Mediumship Research

      by Hamilton, Trevor, A01

      This book divides into two parts. The first is a personal narrative of the impact of the death of the author’s son Ralph on him and his family and his efforts to see if there was any evidence for his continued existence (generated largely through...

    • Complementary medicine
      June 2008

      Healing, Hype or Harm?

      A Critical Analysis of Complementary or Alternative Medicine

      by Ernst, Edzard, B01; Ross, Nick, A23

      The scientists, academics and practitioners writing this book are not ‘against’ complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), but they are very much ‘for’ evidence-based medicine and single standards. They aim to counter-balance the many uncritical...

    • Biography: religious & spiritual
      December 2010

      Immortal Longings

      F.W.H. Myers and the Victorian Search for Life After Death

      by Hamilton, Trevor, A01

      Immortal Longings: FWH Myers and the Victorian search for life after death is the first full-length biography of Frederic W.H. Myers, leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research and friend and associate of Browning, Gladstone, Ruskin...

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