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              Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein: Seeing-As and Novelty
               

              Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein: Seeing-As and Novelty (Hardback)

              Edited by Beaney, Michael; Harrington, Brendan; Shaw, Dominic

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              Seeing-as and Novelty brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein's treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understan...ding in unfamiliar or novel situations. Over the last twenty years, aspect perception has received increasing philosophical attention, largely related to applying Wittgenstein's remarks on the phenomena of seeing-as, found in Part II of Philosophical Investigations (1953), to issues within philosophical aesthetics. Seeing-as, however, has come to occupy a broader conceptual category, particularly in philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology. The essays in this volume examine the exegetical issues arising within Wittgenstein studies, while also considering the broader utility and implications of the phenomenon of seeing-as in the fields of aesthetics, philosophical psychology, and philosophy of mathematics, with a thematic focus on questions of novelty and creativity. The collection constitutes a fruitful interpretative engagement with the later Wittgenstein, as well as a unique contribution to considerations of philosophical methodology.
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              ISBN 9781138840393
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Self-Realization and Justice: A Liberal-Perfectionist Defense of the Right to Freedom from Employment
               

              Self-Realization and Justice: A Liberal-Perfectionist Defense of the Right to Freedom from Employment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maskivker, Julia

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              In this book, Maskivker argues that there ought to be a right not to participate in the paid economy in a new way; not by appealing to notions of fairness to competing conceptions of the good, but rather to a contentious (but defensible) normative ideal, namely, self-realization.... In so doing, she joins a venerable tradition in ethical thought, initiated by Aristotle and developed in the work of important eighteenth and nineteenth century thinkers including Smith, Hume, and Marx.The book engages on-going debates (in both philosophical and real world political and social policy circles) about the provision of basic income grants, necessary to make the possibility of self-realization real for all. Traditional defenses of unconditional welfare benefits emphasize ideals of state neutrality when they claim that society should not discriminate against preferences for leisure in favor of preferences for work. According to these views, the state ought not to interfere with people's choices about what constitutes the good life. In contradistinction, Maskivker offers an innovative argument in defense of a particular ideal of the good life, namely, life-goals directed at the pursuit of self-realization. However, her understanding of self-realization appeals to modern and contemporary values of freedom and pluralism. In a refreshingly new light, the book strikes a balance between fascinating debates on the conditions of human flourishing on the one hand, and heated discussions about the Welfare State on the other.
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              ISBN 9781138308756
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2017
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              A Philosophy of the Screenplay
                

              A Philosophy of the Screenplay (Hardback)

              By Nannicelli, Ted

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              Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines-including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies-have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about... the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art-more specifically, literature? What kind of a thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a kind of artefact; as such, its boundaries are determined collectively by screenwriters, and its ontological nature is determined collectively by both writers and readers of screenplays. Any plausible philosophical account of the screenplay must be strictly constrained by our collective creative and appreciative practices, and must recognize that those practices indicate that at least some screenplays are artworks.
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              ISBN 9780415521444
              Released NZ 18 Dec 2012
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              Subjectivity and the Political: Contemporary Perspectives
               

              Subjectivity and the Political: Contemporary Perspectives (Hardback)

              Edited by Rae, Gavin; Ingala, Emma

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              Despite, or quite possibly because of, the structuralist, post-structuralist, and deconstructionist critiques of subjectivity, master signifiers, and political foundations, contemporary philosophy has been marked by a resurgence in interest in questions of subjectivity and the po...litical. Guided by the contention that different conceptions of the political are, at least implicitly, committed to specific conceptions of subjectivity while different conceptions of subjectivity have different political implications, this collection brings together an international selection of scholars to explore these notions and their connection. Rather than privilege one approach or conception of the subjectivity-political relationship, this volume emphasizes the nature and status of the and in the 'subjectivity' and 'the political' schema. By thinking from the place between subjectivity and the political, it is able to explore this relationship from a multitude of perspectives, directions, and thinkers to show the heterogeneity, openness, and contested nature of it. While the contributions deal with different themes or thinkers, the themes/thinkers are linked historically and/or conceptually, thereby providing coherence to the volume. Thinkers addressed include Arendt, Butler, Levinas, Agamben, Derrida, Kristeva, Adorno, Gramsci, Mill, Hegel, and Heidegger, while the subjectivity-political relation is engaged with through the mediation of the law-political, ethics-politics, theological-political, inside-outside, subject-person, and individual-institution relationships, as well as through concepts such as genius, happiness, abjection, and ugliness. The original essays in this volume will be of interest to researchers in philosophy, politics, political theory, critical theory, cultural studies, history of ideas, psychology, and sociology.
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              ISBN 9781138291645
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2017
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              Habermas and Rawls: Disputing the Political
               

              Habermas and Rawls: Disputing the Political (Hardback)

              Edited by Finlayson, James Gordon; Freyenhagen, Fabian

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              Habermas and Rawls are two heavyweights of social and political philosophy, and they are undoubtedly the two most written about authors in this field. This book examines the Habermas-Rawls dispute, focusing on the way in which the dispute can cast light on the controversies about... political philosophy.
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              ISBN 9780415876865
              Released NZ 14 Dec 2010
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              A Social Theory of Freedom

              A Social Theory of Freedom (Hardback)

              By Thalos, Mariam

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              In A Logical Theory of Freedom, Mariam Thalos argues that the theory of human freedom should be a broadly social and political theory, rather than a theory that places itself in opposition to the issue of determinism. Thalos rejects the premise that a theory of freedom is fundame...ntally a theory of the metaphysics of constraint and, instead, lays out a political conception of freedom that is closely aligned with questions of social identity, self-development in contexts of intimate relationships, and social solidarity. Thalos argues that whether a person is free (in any context) depends upon a certain relationship of fit between that agent's conception of themselves (both present and future), on the one hand, and the facts of their circumstances, on the other. Since relationships of fit are broadly logical, freedom is a logic-it is the logic of fit between one's aspirations and one's circumstances, what Thalos calls the logic of agency. The logic of agency, once fleshed out, becomes a broadly social and political theory that encompasses one's self-conceptions as well as how these self-conceptions are generated, together with how they fit with the circumstances of one's life. The theory of freedom proposed in this volume is fundamentally a political one.
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              ISBN 9781138931589
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2016
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              Hate Speech Law (Open Access): A Philosophical Examination
               

              Hate Speech Law (Open Access): A Philosophical Examination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brown, Alex

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              Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppressi...on, human dignity, the discovery of truth, the acquisition of knowledge, self-realization, human excellence, civic dignity, cultural diversity and choice, recognition of cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, participation in democratic self-government, being subject only to legitimate rule) and practical considerations (e.g., efficacy, the least restrictive alternative, chilling effects). The book develops and then critically examines these various principled arguments. It also attempts to de-homogenize hate speech law into different clusters of laws/regulations/codes that constrain uses of hate speech, so as to facilitate a more nuanced examination of the principled arguments. Finally, it argues that it is morally fitting for judicial and legislative judgments about the overall warrant of hate speech law to reflect principled compromise. Principled compromise is characterized not merely by compromise over matters of principled concern but also by compromise which is itself governed by ideals of moral duty or civic virtue (e.g., reciprocity, equality, and mutual respect).
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              ISBN 9781138062740
              Released NZ 27 Apr 2017
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              Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Art, Experience, and the Self
               

              Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Art, Experience, and the Self (Hardback)

              By Hilgers, Thomas

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              In this monograph, Thomas Hilgers introduces and defends a new and sophisticated account of aesthetic disinterestedness. He shows that this account is essential in order for us to understand the nature and value of our aesthetic experiences. Elaborating upon the work of Kant, Sch...openhauer, Bullough and others, Hilgers claims that artworks have an aesthetic function, because they typically address our senses as well as our imagination, and require us to adopt a disinterested attitude towards what they show or present. More precisely, our aesthetic engagements with works of art temporarily disengage us from our own specific interests, and thereby make us temporarily lose our sense of self. Hilgers explains in detail what it means to have or to lose the sense of one's own specific self, and explores why the conditions of having such a sense of self typically contradict the conditions under which we experience artworks. In order to make his point, he discusses diverse forms of art, focusing closely on film and theater. While the book is primarily a work in aesthetics, the history of aesthetics, philosophy of film, and philosophy of theater, the author's notion of aesthetic disinterestedness also contributes to work in philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, and ethics.
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              ISBN 9781138905009
              Released NZ 8 Dec 2016
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              Formal Epistemology and Cartesian Skepticism: In Defense of Belief in the Natural World
               

              Formal Epistemology and Cartesian Skepticism: In Defense of Belief in the Natural World (Hardback)

              By Shogenji, Tomoji

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              This book develops new techniques in formal epistemology and applies them to the challenge of Cartesian skepticism. It introduces two formats of epistemic evaluation that should be of interest to epistemologists and philosophers of science: the dual-component format, which evalua...tes a statement on the basis of its safety and informativeness, and the relative-distance format, which evaluates a probabilistic model on the basis of its complexity and goodness of fit with data. Tomoji Shogenji shows that the former lends support to Cartesian skepticism, but the latter allows us to defeat Cartesian skepticism. Along the way, Shogenji addresses a number of related issues in epistemology and philosophy of science, including epistemic circularity, epistemic closure, and inductive skepticism.
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              ISBN 9781138570184
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2017
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              Realism, Science, and Pragmatism
               

              Realism, Science, and Pragmatism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Westphal, Kenneth R.

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              This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning realism are as current and as ancient as philosophy itself; this vol...ume explores relations between different positions designated as `realism' by examining specific cases in point, drawn from a broad range of systematic problems and historical views, from ancient Greek philosophy through the present. The first section examines the context of the project; contributions systematically engage the historical background of philosophical realism, re-examining key works of Aristotle, Descartes, Quine, and others. The following two sections epitomize the central tension within current debates: scientific realism and pragmatism. These contributions address contemporary questions of scientific realism and the reality of the objects of science, and consider whether, how or the extent to which realism and pragmatism are compatible. With an editorial introduction by Kenneth R. Westphal, these fourteen original essays provide wide-ranging, salient insights into the status of realism today.
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              ISBN 9780815372004
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2017
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