Publications

What is this thing called Metaphysics?

Author/editor: Brian Garrett

Year published: 2017

How did our universe come to be? Does God exist? Does time flow? What are we? Do we have free will? What is truth? Metaphysics is concerned with the nature of ourselves and the world around us. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics in metaphysics in a concise but...

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Cooperation and Its Evolution

Year published: 2013

Edited by Kim Sterelny, Richard Joyce, Brett Calcott and Bren Fraser. This collection reports on the latest research on an increasingly pivotal issue for evolutionary biology: cooperation. The chapters are written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and utilize research tools that range...

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Elementary Logic

Year published: 2012

Elementary Logic explains what logic is, how it is done, and why it can be exciting. The book covers the central part of logic that all students have to learn: propositional logic. It aims to provide a crystal-clear introduction to what is often regarded as the most technically difficult area in...

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On the People's Terms

Author/editor: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy

Year published: 2012

According to republican theory, we are free persons to the extent that we are protected and secured in the same fundamental choices, on the same public basis, as one another. But there is no public protection or security without a coercive state. Does this mean that any freedom we enjoy is a...

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The Evolved Apprentice

Author/editor: How Evolution Made Humans Unique

Year published: 2012

Over the last three million years or so, our lineage has diverged sharply from those of our great ape relatives. Change has been rapid (in evolutionary terms) and pervasive. Morphology, life history, social life, sexual behavior, and foraging patterns have all shifted sharply away from other great...

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Group Agency

Author/editor: The Possibility, Design, and Status of vorporate Agents

Year published: 2011

Authors: Christian List, Philip Pettit Are companies, churches, and states genuine agents? Or are they just collections of individual agents that give a misleading impression of unity? This question is important, since the answer dictates how we should explain the behaviour of these entities and...

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What is this thing called Metaphysics?

Year published: 2011

Why is there something rather than nothing? Does God exist? Does time flow? What are we? Do we have free will? What is truth? Metaphysics is concerned with ourselves and reality, and the most fundamental questions regarding existence. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics...

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