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Metaphysics

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  • Works of Musicby Julian Dodd

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 84.99

    In this original and iconoclastic book, Julian Dodd argues for what he terms the simple view of the ontological nature of works of pure, instrumental music. This account is the conjunction of two theses: the type/token theory and sonicism. The type/token theory addresses the question of which ontological category musical works fall under, and its answer... more...

  • Truth and Ontologyby Trenton Merricks

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 33.99

    That there are no white ravens is true because there are no white ravens. And so there is a sense in which that truth 'depends on the world'. But this sort of dependence is trivial. After all, it does not imply that there is anything that is that truth's 'truthmaker'. Nor does it imply that something exists to which that truth corresponds.... more...

  • World Without Designby Michael C. Rea

    Clarendon Press 2002; US$ 54.99

    Philosophical naturalism, according to which philosophy is continuous with the natural sciences, has dominated the Western academy for well over a century; but Michael Rea claims that it is without rational foundation, and that the costs of embracing it are surprisingly high. The first part of World Without Design aims to provide a fair and historically... more...

  • Ways a World Might Beby Robert C. Stalnaker

    Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 53.99

    Robert Stalnaker draws together in this volume his seminal work in metaphysics. The central theme is the role of possible worlds in articulating our various metaphysical commitments. The book begins with reflections on the general idea of a possible world, and then uses the framework of possible worlds to formulate and clarify some questions about... more...

  • The Law-Governed Universeby John T. Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 39.99

    John T. Roberts presents and defends a radically new theory of laws of nature, the Measurability Account. Though consistent with a Humean ontology, Roberts's theory differs sharply from the most influential Humean theory of laws, David Lewis's Best-System Analysis. Unlike other Humean theories, the Measurability Account affirms that there is... more...

  • Six Great Ideasby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1997; Not Available

    This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education,... more...

  • Dummett on Abstract Objectsby George Duke; Michael Beaney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This historically-informed critical assessment of Dummett's account of abstract objects, examines in detail some of the Fregean presuppositions of Dummett's account whilst also engaging with phenomenological approaches and recent work on the problem of abstract entities. more...

  • The Subject's Point of Viewby Katalin Farkas

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Descartes's philosophy has had a considerable influence on the modern conception of the mind, but many think that this influence has been largely negative. The main project of The Subject's Point of View is to argue that discarding certain elements of the Cartesian conception would be much more difficult than critics seem to allow, since it... more...

  • Artworld Metaphysicsby Robert Kraut

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Artworld Metaphysics turns a critical eye upon aspects of the artworld, and articulates some of the problems, principles, and norms implicit in the actual practices of artistic creation, interpretation, evaluation, and commodification. Aesthetic theory is treated as descriptive and explanatory, rather than normative: a theory that relates to artworld... more...

  • Departuresby Frank Schalow

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    In this study, the author shows new entry points to the dialogue between Kant and Heidegger. Schalow takes up the question: ?Why should a philosopher like Kant, for whom language seemed to be almost inconsequential, become the crucial counter point for a thinker like Heidegger to develop a novel way to understand and express the most perennial of all... more...