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  • The Social Construction of What? by Ian Hacking
    The Social Construction of What? (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Often lost in the debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what is being constructed. Ian Hacking looks at the issue of child abuse, and examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science.

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  • The Emergence of Probability by Ian Hacking
    The Emergence of Probability (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Includes an introduction, contextualizing his book in light of developing philosophical trends.

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  • The Taming of Chance by Ian Hacking
    The Taming of Chance (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

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  • Representing and Intervening by Ian Hacking
    Representing and Intervening (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    An introduction to the philosophy of natural science, organized around the central theme of scientific realism, first published in 1983.

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  • Historical Ontology by Ian Hacking
    Historical Ontology (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    With the unusual clarity, distinctive and engaging style, and penetrating insight that have drawn such a wide range of readers to his work, Hacking here offers his reflections on the philosophical uses of history. The focus of this volume, which collects both recent and now-classic essays, is the historical emergence of concepts and objects, through new uses of words and sentences in specific settings, and new patterns or styles of reasoning within those sentences.

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  • Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? by Ian Hacking
    Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Hacking explores how mathematics became possible for the human race, and how it ensured our status as the dominant species.

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  • An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic by Ian Hacking
    An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    An introductory 2001 textbook on probability and induction written by a foremost philosopher of science.

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  • Logic of Statistical Inference by Ian Hacking
    Logic of Statistical Inference (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    This book is a philosophical study of the basic principles of statistical reasoning.

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  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (English, CD-Audio) Thomas S. Kuhn

    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were?and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark...

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  • Logic of Statistical Inference by Ian Hacking
    Logic of Statistical Inference (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    This book showcases Ian Hacking's early ideas on the philosophical issues surrounding statistical reasoning.

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  • Rewriting the Soul by Ian Hacking
    Rewriting the Soul (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Clinicians, backed by a grassroots movement of patients and therapists, find child sexual abuse to be the primary cause of the illness, while critics accuse the 'MPD' community of fostering false memories of childhood trauma. This book scrutinizes today's moral and political climate, especially our power struggles about memory.

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  • Mad Travelers by Ian Hacking
    Mad Travelers (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Hacking tells the fascinating tale of Albert Dadas, a native of France's Bordeaux region and the first diagnosed mad traveler. Dadas suffered from a strange compulsion that led him to travel obsessively, often without identification, not knowing who he was or why he traveled. Using the records of Philippe Tissié, Dadas's physician, Hacking attempts to make sense of this strange epidemic. In telling this tale, Hacking raises probing questions about the nature of mental disorders, the cultural repercussions of their diagnosis, and the relevance of this century-old case study for today's overanalyzed society.

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  • Philosophy and Animal Life by Stanley Cavell
    Philosophy and Animal Life (English, Paperback) Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond

    In Philosophy and Animal Life, Cora Diamond begins with "The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy," in which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the responsibility of human beings toward nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal question in the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Focusing specifically on J. M. Coetzee'sThe Lives of Animals, she considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals. Stanley Cavell responds to Diamond's argument with his own close reading of Coetzee's work, connecting the human-animal relationship to further themes of morality and philosophy. John McDowell follows with a critique of both Diamond and Cavell, and Ian Hacking explains why Cora Diamond's essay is so deeply perturbing and, paradoxically, favors poetry over philosophy in overcoming her difficulties. Cary Wolfe's introduction situates these arguments within the broader context of contemporary continental philosophy and theory, particularly Jacques Derrida's work on deconstruction and the question of the animal.

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  • Philosophy and Animal Life by Stanley Cavell
    Philosophy and Animal Life (English, Hardback) Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond

    Offers a way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. This book explores how the animal question is bound up with the general problem of philosophical skepticism. It considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals.

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