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Metaphysics

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  • Metaphysics of Scienceby Markus Schrenk

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Metaphysics and science have a long but troubled relationship. In the twentieth century the Logical Positivists argued metaphysics was irrelevant and that philosophy should be guided by science. However, metaphysics and science attempt to answer many of the same, fundamental questions: What are laws of nature? What is causation? What are natural kinds?... more...

  • Emerson's Metaphysicsby Joseph Urbas

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    This book gives the first complete, fully historicized account of Emerson's metaphysics of cause and effect and its foundational position in his philosophy as a whole. Joseph Urbas proposes an intellectual biography of Emerson the metaphysician but also the life-story of a concept synonymous, in the Transcendentalist period, with life itself—the... more...

  • Animalismby Stephan Blatti; Paul F. Snowdon

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    What are we? What is the nature of the human person? Animalism has a straightforward answer to these long-standing philosophical questions: we are animals. Fifteen philosophers offer new essays exploring this increasingly popular view, some defending animalism, others criticizing it, and others exploring its more philosophical implications. more...

  • Peirce's Empiricismby Aaron Bruce Wilson

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 104.00

    This book defends an interpretation of Peirce’s philosophical work as forming a systematic whole, emphasizing his empiricist epistemology and explaining the roots of his thought in earlier empiricist and common sense philosophers. In particular, the book develops the connections between Peirce, Reid, and the British empiricists, and provides focused... more...

  • Continuantsby David Wiggins

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 49.99

    For this volume David Wiggins has selected and revised eleven of his essays in an area of metaphysics where his work has been particularly influential, and he has added a substantial introduction and one new unpublished essay. Among the subjects treated are substance, identity, persistence, persons, sortals, and artefacts. more...

  • Volume 15, Tome VI: Kierkegaard's Conceptsby Steven M. Emmanuel; William McDonald; Jon Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Kierkegaard’s Concepts is a comprehensive, multi-volume survey of the key concepts and categories that inform Kierkegaard’s writings. Each article is a substantial, original piece of scholarship, which discusses the etymology and lexical meaning of the relevant Danish term, traces the development of the concept over the course of the authorship, and... more...

  • Current Controversies in Metaphysicsby Elizabeth Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book showcases a range of views on topics at the forefront of current controversies in the field of metaphysics. It will give readers a varied and alive introduction to the field, and cover such key issues as: modality, fundamentality, composition, the object/property distinction, and indeterminacy. The contributors include some of the most important... more...

  • The Limits of Logicby Stewart Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The International research Library of Philosophy collects in book form a wide range of important and influential essays in philosophy, drawn predominantly from English-language journals. Each volume in the library deals with a field of enquiry which has received significant attention in philosophy in the last 25 years and is edited by a philosopher... more...

  • Historical Foundations of Informal Logicby Douglas Walton; Alan Brinton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In just the last twenty years there has arisen a strong interest, especially among teachers of logic at the universities, in teaching techniques of applied logical reasoning and critical thinking. Many universities are now stressing these skills at an introductory level, and to meet the need, informal logic has begun to form and grow as a discipline... more...