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Metaphysics

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  • Dispositions and Causal Powersby Bruno Gnassounou; Max Kistler

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Dispositions are everywhere. We say that a wall is hard, that water quenches thirst and is transparent, that dogs can swim and oak trees can let their leaves fall, and that acid has the power to corrode metals. All these statements express attributions of dispositions, be they physical, physiological or psychological, yet there is much philosophical... more...

  • A Metaphysics for the Mobby John Russell Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    Contrary to popular opinion, there is a clear connection between Berkeley's philosophy and common sense. This connection, however, runs through that most maligned aspect of Berkeley's work, his view of spirits. To understand the former we must understand the latter. To this end, Roberts focuses on laying bare the core aspects of Berkeley's positive... more...

  • Method in Metaphysicsby Andrew Beards

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; US$ 82.00

    Andrew Beards shows how Lonergan's philosophy can help to clarify not only particular issues in current debates but also the larger question of a basic method. more...

  • Principles of Human Knowledgeby George Berkeley

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99

    Through reflection or introspection, is it possible to attempt to know if a sound, shape, movement, or color can exist unperceived by a mind? This book largely seeks to refute the claims made by Berkeley's contemporary John Locke about the nature of human perception. Both Locke and Berkeley agreed that there was an outside world, and it was this world... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Identityby André Gallois

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The philosophical problem of identity and the related problem of change go back to the ancient Greek philosophers and fascinated later figures including Leibniz, Locke, and Hume. Heraclitus argued that one could not swim in the same river twice because new waters were ever flowing in. When is a river not the same river? If one removes one plank at... more...

  • How to Know Higher Worldsby Rudolf Steiner

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    There slumber in every human being faculties by means of which she can acquire for herself a knowledge of higher worlds. Mystics, Gnostics, Theosophists - all speak of a world of soul and spirit which for them is just as real as the world we see with our physical eyes and touch with our physical hands. At every moment the listener may say to herself:... more...

  • The Critique of Pure Reasonby Immanuel Kant

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    The Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most influential philosophy books of all times. Kant's influence on modern perception of reason cannot be over estimated. Here Kant redefines reason and gives us the tools to understand reason on two levels: the empirical and the metaphysical. more...

  • Making Objects and Eventsby Simon J. Evnine

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Simon J. Evnine explores the view that some objects have matter from which they are distinct but that this distinctness is not due to the existence of anything like a form. He argues that objects must be understood in relation to how they come to exist and what their functions are, and applies his account to artifacts, organisms, and actions. more...

  • Self-Deception's Puzzles and Processesby Jason Kido Lopez

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    In this book, Jason Kido Lopez argues that self-deception is a matter of intentionally using the strategies and methods of interpersonal deception on oneself. This conception demonstrates interesting connections between Sartre?s notion of bad faith, interpersonal deception and lying, pretense, wishful thinking, akrasia, and unintentional biases.... more...

  • 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...