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Product Description: Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness-features of particular mental states. Materialists sometimes claim to have grounded aboutness in natural regularities...read more

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9780691144955 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 11, 2014, cover price $45.00

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9780691173658 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles.

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Product Description: What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one? Throughout history most of us have looked to our faith, our relationships, or our deeds for the answer. But in A Significant Life, philosopher Todd May offers an exhilarating new way of thinking about these questions, one deeply attuned to life as it actually is: a work in progress, a journey—and often a narrative...read more

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9780226235677 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 2, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one?

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9780226421049 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, August 24, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one?
9780380763207, titled "By All That Is Sacred" | Avon Books, December 1, 1991, cover price $4.99 | also contains By All That Is Sacred

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Product Description: Meaning (significance) and nature are this book's principal topics. They seem an odd couple, like raisins and numbers, though they elide when meanings of a global sort--ideologies and religions, for example--promote ontologies that subordinate nature...read more

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9783110477924 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, April 25, 2016, cover price $126.00 | About this edition: Meaning (significance) and nature are this book's principal topics.

[Read by R.C. Bray]A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn't matter how much wind is in your sails if you're not steering toward a harbor -- an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer's, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of ''expert'' self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public-health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story -- a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life -- and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people's experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

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9780062409607 | Harperone, May 10, 2016, cover price $25.99

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9781504732932 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: [Read by R.

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One of the most firmly entrenched beliefs of contemporary philosophy is that the only way to analyze a concept is to state its truth conditions. In epistemology this has led to the search for reductive analyses, to phenomenalism, behaviorism, and their analogues in other areas of knowledge. Arguing that these attempts at reductive analysis have invariably failed, John L. Pollock defends an alternative theory of conceptual analysis in this book. The author suggests that concepts should be analyzed in terms of their justification conditions rather than their truth conditions. After laying a theoretical foundation for this alternative scheme of analysis, Professor Pollock applies his theory in proposing solutions to a number of traditional epistemological problems. Among the areas of knowledge discussed are perception, knowledge of the past, induction, knowledge of other minds, and a priori knowledge. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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9780691641928 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $109.95
9780691072692 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1983, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: One of the most firmly entrenched beliefs of contemporary philosophy is that the only way to analyze a concept is to state its truth conditions.

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9780691614267 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $43.95

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Product Description: What is the nature of truth? Blake Hestir offers an investigation into Plato's developing metaphysical views, and examines Plato's conception of being, meaning, and truth in the Sophist, as well as passages from several other later dialogues including the Cratylus, Parmenides, and Theaetetus, where Plato begins to focus more directly on semantics rather than only on metaphysical and epistemological puzzles...read more

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9781107132320 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 31, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: What is the nature of truth?

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Product Description: The literal millions who have read Dan Millman’s books know that he approaches the complex topic of life’s meaning with a unique and exceedingly appealing blend of wisdom, wit, and practicality. His insights connect with people where they are — and then move them forward...read more

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9781932073492 | H J Kramer, April 1, 2011, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The Four Purposes of Life was born from Dan Millman's decades-long search to make sense of life.

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9781932073737 | Reprint edition (H J Kramer, January 5, 2016), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: The literal millions who have read Dan Millman’s books know that he approaches the complex topic of life’s meaning with a unique and exceedingly appealing blend of wisdom, wit, and practicality.

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Product Description: Philosophy in a Meaningless Life provides an account of the nature of philosophy which is rooted in the question of the meaning of life. It makes a powerful and vivid case for believing that this question is neither obscure nor obsolete, but reflects a quintessentially human concern to which other traditional philosophical problems can be readily related; allowing them to be reconnected with natural interest, and providing a diagnosis of the typical lines of opposition across philosophy's debates...read more

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9781474247702 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 17, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Philosophy in a Meaningless Life provides an account of the nature of philosophy which is rooted in the question of the meaning of life.

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An engaging mix of inspiring advice and real-life stories of self-discovery, O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose will captivate anyone who's ever been beckoned by a dream.Featuring some of the best work to have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, this rousing collection is all about helping readers to hear and heed their calling. From the beginning, O has been a catalyst for women seeking to become who they're meant to be. O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose continues this tradition by combining practical wisdom and relatable tales of trial, error, and triumph. Contributors include Edwidge Danticat on getting past the need to please; Martha Beck on charting your own course; Patti Smith on staying true to yourself; Elizabeth Gilbert on getting unstuck; Robin Black on thriving as a late bloomer; and many more. Whether you're still searching for your passion or summoning the courage to pursue it, this one-of-a-kind collection will set you on your way.
By Oprah Magazine (corporate author)

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9781250068583 | Flatiron Books, October 27, 2015, cover price $17.99

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9781427263841 | Unabridged edition (Macmillan Audio, October 27, 2015), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: An engaging mix of inspiring advice and real-life stories of self-discovery, O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose will captivate anyone who's ever been beckoned by a dream.

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Product Description: From Esquire’s popular “What I’ve Learned” column comes a stunning, all-new collection of candid interviews with 65 actors, athletes, directors, musicians, writers, comedians, politicians, and other legendary figures. Every one of the impressive figures profiled here offers insights that reveal the humanity behind the famous face...read more
By Esquire (corporate author), David Granger (introduced by) and Joe Keohane (editor)

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9781618371652 | Hearst Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: From Esquire’s popular “What I’ve Learned” column comes a stunning, all-new collection of candid interviews with 65 actors, athletes, directors, musicians, writers, comedians, politicians, and other legendary figures.

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Jody Azzouni argues that we involuntarily experience certain physical items, certain products of human actions, and certain human actions themselves as having meaning-properties. We understand these items as possessing meaning or as having (or being capable of having) truth values. For example, a sign on a door reading "Drinks Inside" strikes native English speakers as referring to liquids in the room behind the door. The sign has a truth value--if no drinks are found in the room, the sign is misleading. Someone pointing in a direction has the same effect: we experience her gesture as significant. Azzouni does not suggest that we don't recognize the expectations or intentions of speakers (including ourselves); we do recognize that the person pointing in a certain direction intends for us to understand her gesture's significance. Nevertheless, Azzouni asserts that we experience that gesture as having significance independent of her intentions. The gesture is meaningful on its own. The same is true of language, both spoken and written. We experience the meanings of language artifacts as independent of their makers' intentions in the same way that we experience an object's shape as a property independent of the object's color. There is a distinctive phenomenology to the experience of understanding language, and Semantic Perception shows how this phenomenology can be brought to bear as evidence for and against competing theories of language.

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9780199967407 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 2, 2013, cover price $73.00 | About this edition: Jody Azzouni argues that we involuntarily experience certain physical items, certain products of human actions, and certain human actions themselves as having meaning-properties.

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9780190275549 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth?To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of what's “out there.” In The Island of Knowledge, physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence...read more

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9780465031719 | Basic Books, June 3, 2014, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Do all questions have answers?

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9780465049646 | Basic Books, October 27, 2015, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Do all questions have answers?

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9780199693207 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 2, 2012, cover price $29.95

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9780198736455 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2015), cover price $19.95

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Product Description: What does talk of meaning mean? All thinking consists in natural happenings in the brain. Talk of meaning though, has resisted interpretation in terms of anything that is clearly natural, such as linguistic dispositions. This, Kripke's Wittgenstein suggests, is because the concept of meaning is normative, on the 'ought' side of Hume's divide between is and ought...read more

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9780199646074 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 8, 2013, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: What does talk of meaning mean?

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9780198708025 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, December 2, 2014), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: What does talk of meaning mean?

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Product Description: The papers collected in this volume study the function and meaning of narrative texts from a variety of perspectives. The word text is used here in the broadest sense of the term: it denotes literary books, but also oral tales, speeches, newspaper articles and comics...read more

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9789004270800 | Brill Academic Pub, October 16, 2014, cover price $162.00 | About this edition: The papers collected in this volume study the function and meaning of narrative texts from a variety of perspectives.

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Product Description: The struggle to create and sustain meaning in our everyday lives is fought using cultural ingredients to spin the webs of meaning that keep us going. To help reveal the complexity and intricacy of the webs of meaning in which they are suspended, Tom Inglis interviewed one-hundred people in their native home of Ireland to discover what was most important and meaningful for them in their lives...read more

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9781137429124 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 6, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: The struggle to create and sustain meaning in our everyday lives is fought using cultural ingredients to spin the webs of meaning that keep us going.

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Product Description: What is the meaning of life? Does anything really matter? In the past few decades these questions, perennially associated with philosophy in the popular consciousness, have rightly retaken their place as central topics in the academy...read more

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9781472531810 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 23, 2014, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: What is the meaning of life?
9780314058263, titled "Managerial Accounting" | 2nd edition (West Group, January 1, 1996), cover price $102.95 | also contains Managerial Accounting

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Product Description: In this study two strands of inferentialism are brought together: the philosophical doctrine of Brandom, according to which meanings are generally inferential roles, and the logical doctrine prioritizing proof-theory over model theory and approaching meaning in logical, especially proof-theoretical terms...read more

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9781137452955 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 7, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: In this study two strands of inferentialism are brought together: the philosophical doctrine of Brandom, according to which meanings are generally inferential roles, and the logical doctrine prioritizing proof-theory over model theory and approaching meaning in logical, especially proof-theoretical terms.

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Product Description: Eduard Fischer takes us on an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. This is an account of adventure and deep reflection accompanied by a selection of the author's stunning colour photographs.After first visiting the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in 1985, he returned again and again, seeking to catch a glimpse of the phantom of the Himalayas - the elusive snow leopard...read more

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9781848191723 | Jessica Kingsley Pub, June 21, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Eduard Fischer takes us on an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains.

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The fourth edition of Jack McCormac's textbook, Design of Reinforced Concrete, continues the successful tradition of earlier editions by introducing the fundamentals of reinforced concrete design in a manner that stimulates interest in the subject. Known for its clear explanations, the book is especially appropriate for students just beginning their study in reinforced concrete. The new edition has been updated to reflect the changes in the 1995 ACI Building Code and the chapters on beam-columns have been improved as a result. New homework problems have been added throughout the text. As with the previous edition, the text comes with a Windows-based software package which features many challenging reinforced concrete exercises that allows students to change problems and still obtain immediate answers.

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9781137356604 | Palgrave Macmillan, June 5, 2014, cover price $90.00
9780321014627, titled "Design of Reinforced Concrete" | 4th bk&cd edition (Addison-Wesley, March 1, 1998), cover price $98.00 | also contains Design of Reinforced Concrete | About this edition: The fourth edition of Jack McCormac's textbook, Design of Reinforced Concrete, continues the successful tradition of earlier editions by introducing the fundamentals of reinforced concrete design in a manner that stimulates interest in the subject.

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Product Description: Can normative words like "good," "ought," and "reason" be defined in entirely non-normative terms? Confusion of Tongues argues that they can, advancing a new End-Relational theory of the meaning of this language as providing the best explanation of the many different ways it is ordinarily used...read more

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9780199347490 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 8, 2014, cover price $69.00 | About this edition: Can normative words like "good," "ought," and "reason" be defined in entirely non-normative terms?

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Product Description: Here, Gay Byrne recollects the most insightful conversations on the big themes: childhood, love, faith, disbelief, morality, and grief. Interviewees include Martin Sheen, Bob Geldoff, Richard Branson, Bono, Maeve Binchy, Sinead O'Connor, and more.

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9780717158515 | Gill & Macmillan, January 15, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Here, Gay Byrne recollects the most insightful conversations on the big themes: childhood, love, faith, disbelief, morality, and grief.

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Product Description: This prize monograph was a pioneering work among Marxist philosophers, East and West, twenty-five years ago. To our mind, the work would have been received with respect and pleasure by philosophers of many viewpoints if it had been known abroad then...read more

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9789027715968 | D Reidel Pub Co, March 1, 1984, cover price $419.00

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9789400962583 | Springer Verlag, October 12, 2011, cover price $419.00 | About this edition: This prize monograph was a pioneering work among Marxist philosophers, East and West, twenty-five years ago.

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Product Description: While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two. Pol Vandevelde’s new study forges this important link. Vandevelde begins by analyzing two models that have addressed the interaction between literature and philosophy: early German romanticism (especially Schlegel and Novalis), and Heidegger’s work with poetry in the 1930s...read more

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9780415886352 | Routledge, December 22, 2011, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two.

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9780415727976 | Reprint edition (Routledge, September 20, 2013), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two.

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