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Metaphysics

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  • A World of States of Affairsby D. M. Armstrong

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 43.00

    Offers a comprehensive system of analytical metaphysics, argued from a distinctive philosophical perspective. more...

  • Possible Worldsby John Divers

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    The first up-to-date and comprehensive examination of all issues pertaining to realism about possible worlds. An invaluable introduction to the topic, it includes many original developments and insights. more...

  • The Mechanical Mindby Tim Crane

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 33.95

    A fascinating exploration of the theories and arguments surrounding the notions of thought and representation. Now in its 2nd edition, Cranes's classic text has introduced thousands to some of the most important ideas in philosophy of mind. more...

  • Wittgenstein's Intentions (Routledge Revivals)by Stuart Shanker; John Canfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Wittgenstein?s Intentions , first published in 1993, presents a series of essays dedicated to the great Wittgenstein exegete John Hunter. The problematic topics discussed are identified not only by Wittgenstein?s own philosophical writings, but also by contemporary scholarship: areas of ambiguity, perhaps even confusion, as well as issues which the... more...

  • The Red and the Realby Jonathan Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    The Red and the Real offers a new approach to longstanding philosophical puzzles about what colors are and how they fit into the natural world. Jonathan Cohen argues for a role-functionalist treatment of color - a view according to which colors are identical to certain functional roles involving perceptual effects on subjects. Cohen first argues (on... more...

  • What are we to Understand Gracia to Meanby Robert A. Delfino

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 77.00

    This book provides a series of challenges to Jorge J. E. Gracia’s views on metaphysics and categories made by realist philosophers in the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Inclusion of Gracia’s responses to his critics makes this book a useful companion to Gracia’s Metaphysics and its Task: The Search for the Categorial Foundation... more...

  • Information und Menschenbild (Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment) (German Edition)by Michael Bölker; Mathias Gutmann; Wolfgang Hesse

    Springer 2010; US$ 49.99

    Begriffe wie ?Information" oder ?Gen" beeinflussen den Wandel von Menschenbildern in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Um zu einem angemessenen Verständnis vom Menschen zu gelangen, müssen die in die Forschung eingebrachten anthropologischen Prämissen kritisch analysiert werden. Der Band dokumentiert die Beiträge von Wissenschaftlern aus den Bereichen... more...

  • Time, Reality and Experienceby Craig Callender

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    Collection of original essays by leading philosophers on a range of questions about time. more...

  • Reframing the Socialby Poe Yu-ze Wan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    Poe Yu-ze Wan argues for a critical realist and systemist social ontology, designed to shed light on current debates in social theory concerning the relationship of social ontology to practical social research, and the nature of 'the social'. It explores the works of the systems theorist Mario Bunge in comparison with the approach of Niklas... more...

  • From an Ontological Point of Viewby John Heil

    Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 48.99

    Is the world hierarchically arranged, incorporating 'levels' of reality? What is the nature of objects and properties? What does 'realism' about ordinary objects or states of mind demand? When an assertion is true, what makes it true? Are natural properties best regarded as qualities or powers or some combination of these? What are... more...