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  • The Social Construction of What?
    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 Taming of Chance
    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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  • The Emergence of Probability
    The Emergence of Probability (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

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

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  • Representing and Intervening
    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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  • An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic
    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
    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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  • Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All?
    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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  • Historical Ontology
    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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  • Rewriting the Soul
    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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  • Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All?
    Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? (English, Hardback) 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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  • Logic of Statistical Inference
    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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  • An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic
    An Introduction to Probability and Inductive Logic (English, Hardback) 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
    Logic of Statistical Inference (English, Hardback) Ian Hacking

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

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  • Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy?
    Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Many people find themselves dissatisfied with recent linguistic philosophy, and yet know that language has always mattered deeply to philosophy and must in some sense continue to do so. Ian Hacking considers here some dozen case studies in the history of philosophy to show the different ways in which language has been important, and the consequences for the development of the subject. There are...

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  • Philosophy and Animal Life
    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
    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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  • Leute (zurecht) machen
    Leute (zurecht) machen (German, Pamphlet) Ian Hacking

    Auf knapp 20 Seiten fasst Ian Hacking, Professor für Philosophie an der University of Toronto, hier die Kerngedanken seines Philosophierens in einer Stringenz zusammen, die in der Welt der zeitgenössischen Philosophie als Seltenheit dastehen dürfte.

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  • The Taming of Chance
    The Taming of Chance (English, Hardback) Ian Hacking

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

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  • Historische Ontologie
    Historische Ontologie (German, Hardback) Ian Hacking

    "Einige unserer philosophischen Probleme mit Begriffen sind das Ergebnis ihrer Geschichte", behauptet Ian Hacking. Damit sagt er in einem Satz, was sein Projekt einer historischen Ontologie ausmacht: Sie ist Untersuchung von Begriffen im Sinne der Cambridger Sprachanalyse und gleichzeitig Philosophie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Für dieses Projekt macht sich Hacking auch einige Einsichten von...

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  • Mad Travelers
    Mad Travelers (English, Hardback) Ian Hacking

    Ian Hacking uses the Albert Dadas case to weigh the legitimacy of cultural influences versus physical symptoms in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. He argues that psychological symptoms find stable homes at a given place and time, in "ecological niches" where transient illnesses flourish.

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