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Metaphysics

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  • 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...

  • Meditationsby Rene Descartes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 7.98

    Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed... 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...

  • Spinoza's Geometry of Powerby Valtteri Viljanen

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    A compelling view of existence as a realization of power, possessing an internal structure akin to that of geometrical objects. more...

  • The Evolution of Modern Metaphysicsby A. W. Moore

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    This book charts the evolution of metaphysics since Descartes and provides a compelling case for why metaphysics matters. more...

  • Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysicsby Tuomas E. Tahko

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This book is an anthology on metaphysics understood in a neo-Aristotelian manner: metaphysics as the first philosophy. more...

  • The World-Time Parallelby A. A. Rini; M. J. Cresswell

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    The only book to investigate the parallel between what happens at other times and what happens in other possible worlds. 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...

  • 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...