Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally “love of wisdom”) is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BC). Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument and systematic presentation. Classic philosophical questions include: Is it possible to know anything and to prove it? What is most real? However, philosophers might also pose more practical and concrete questions such as: Is there a best way to live? Is it better to be just or unjust (if one can get away with it)? Do humans have free will?

Habermas: An Intellectual Biography
Habermas: An Intellectual Biography
This book follows postwar Germany`s leading philosopher and social thinker, Jrgen Habermas, through four decades of political and constitutional struggle over the shape of liberal democracy in Germany. Habermas`s most influential theories - of the pu...
Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics
Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics
Now in its second edition, Riddles of Existence is the first book to make metaphysics genuinely accessible and fun. Its lively, informal style brings metaphysical questions to life and shows how stimulating it can be to think about them. Earl Cone...
Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction
Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction
Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is for students who have already completed an introductory philosophy course and need a fresh look at the central topics in the core subject of metaphysics. It is essential reading for any student of the subje...
Biology of Life: Biochemistry, Physiology and Philosophy
Biology of Life: Biochemistry, Physiology and Philosophy
Biology of Life: Biochemistry, Physiology and Philosophy provides foundational coverage of the field of biochemistry for a different angle to the traditional biochemistry text by focusing on human biochemistry and incorporating related elements of ev...
Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour o...