A case is made that so-called international law is law in name only and, moreover, that although bona fide international law is theoretically possible, it would not be desirable.
"cogent and beautiful"
The empirical sciences make assumptions that they are not themselves capable of justifying. Philosophy justifies those assumptions; that is its job.
Even though the world is governed by laws, human beings are able to be free. In fact, there is no difference between being genuinely free and having a distinctively human psychological architecture. But self-deception and rationalization can result in the replacement of actual beliefs with operational pseudo-beliefs. When this happens, the result is a sociopathic pseudo-person.
This work gives clear rigorous answers to the fundamental questions of epistemology, these being: What is knowledge? How does declarative knowledge differ from procedural knowledge? How does intuitive knowledge differ from discursive knowledge? How does scientific knowledge differ from non-scientific knowledge? What is the difference between discovery and justification? And much more.
"The ultimate philosophy book"
This book provides clear, concise answers to such questions as: What is it for one event to cause another? What are the different kinds of causation? Does knowledge of physical law presuppose knowledge of instances of causation, or is it the other way around?
"one of the two or three best philosophy books"
A fast-paced dialogue in which key philosophical terms are defined and the corresponding concepts are briefly explained.
©2016 J.-M. Kuczynski (P)2016 J.-M. Kuczynski
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