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Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide

Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide
Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise was published anonymously in 1670 and immediately provoked huge debate. Its main goal was to claim that the freedom of philosophizing can be allowed in a free […]


The Routledge Companion to 19th Century Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to 19th Century Philosophy
The 19th century is a period of stunning philosophical originality, characterized by radical engagement with the emerging human sciences. Often overshadowed by 20th-century philosophy, which sought to reject some of […]


The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism
This volume offers a comprehensive survey of the main periods, schools, and individual proponents of scepticism in the ancient Greek and Roman world. The contributors examine the major developments chronologically […]


Sextus Empiricus: Against the Logicians

Sextus Empiricus: Against the Logicians
By far the most detailed surviving examination by any ancient Greek sceptic of epistemology and logic, this work critically reviews the pretensions of non-sceptical philosophers, to have discovered methods for […]


Scientific Evidence: Philosophical Theories and Applications

Scientific Evidence: Philosophical Theories and Applications
Physicists think they have discovered the top quark. Biologists believe in evolution. But what precisely constitutes evidence for such claims, and why? Scientists often disagree with one another over whether […]


Science Rules: A Historical Introduction to Scientific Methods

Science Rules: A Historical Introduction to Scientific Methods
Is there a universal set of rules for discovering and testing scientific hypotheses? Since the birth of modern science, philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers have wrestled with this fundamental question […]


The Book of Evidence

The Book of Evidence
What is required for something to be evidence for a hypothesis? In this fascinating, elegantly written work, distinguished philosopher of science Peter Achinstein explores this question, rejecting typical philosophical and […]


Pyrrho, His Antecedents, and His Legacy

Pyrrho, His Antecedents, and His Legacy
Richard Bett presents a ground-breaking study of Pyrrho of Elis, who lived in the late fourth and early third centuries BC and is the supposed originator of Greek scepticism. In […]


Kant’s Final Synthesis: An Essay on the Opus Postumum

Kant’s Final Synthesis: An Essay on the Opus Postumum
This is the first book in English devoted entirely to Kant’sĀ Opus postumumĀ and its place in the Kantian oeuvre. Over the last few decades, the importance of this text for our […]