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Metaphysics

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  • Seeing Dark Thingsby Roy Sorensen

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    Roy Sorensen here defends the causal theory of perception by treating absences as causes. He draws heavily on common sense and psychology to vindicate the assumption that we directly perceive absences. more...

  • The Sources of Intentionalityby Uriah Kriegel

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99

    What do paintings, thoughts, words, desires, photographs, and perceptions have in common? They are all about something, are directed, are contentful - in a way chairs and trees, for example, are not. This book inquires into the source of this power of directedness that some items exhibit while others do not. more...

  • Meta-metaphysicsby Jiri Benovsky

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    Metaphysical theories are beautiful. At the end of this book, Jiri Benovsky defends the view that metaphysical theories possess aesthetic properties and that these play a crucial role when it comes to theory evaluation and theory choice. Before we get there, the philosophical path the author proposes to follow starts with three discussions of metaphysical... more...

  • Aristotleby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    Aristotle's works have influenced science, religion, and philosophy for nearly two thousand years. He could be thought of as the father of logical thought. Aristotle wrote: 'There is nothing in the intellect that was not first in the senses.' He wrote that everything that is learned in life is learned through sensory perception. Aristotle was the... more...

  • Persons and Causesby Timothy O'Connor

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    This provocative book refurbishes the traditional account of freedom of will as reasons-guided "agent" causation, situating its account within a general metaphysics. O'Connor's discussion of the general concept of causation and of ontological reductionism v. emergence will specially interest metaphysicians and philosophers of mind. more...

  • Scientific Explanationby Philip Kitcher; Wesley C. Salmon

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 40.00

    Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from Pre-Socratic times through the modern period. However, recent discussion really begins with the development of the Deductive-Nomological (DN) model. This model has had many advocates (including Popper 1935, 1959, Braithwaite 1953, Gardiner, 1959, Nagel 1961)... more...

  • Rereading Russellby C. Wade Savage; C. Anthony Anderson

    University of Minnesota Press 1989; US$ 40.00

    Rereading Russell was first published in 1989. Though Betrand Russell is best known for his formative role in the creation of symbolic logic (the Principia Mathematica) and analytic philosophy, he was also among the founders of twentieth-century philosophy of science; he used his method of logical analysis to devise a metaphysics and epistemology that... more...

  • Works of Immanuel Kantby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 5.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete essays complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter and footnote. Table of Contents. The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics (1780). Critique of Pure Reason (Kritik der reinen Vernunft) (1781, 1787). Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen... more...

  • Reading Bernard Williamsby Daniel Callcut

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    When Bernard Williams died in 2003, the Times newspaper hailed him ?as the greatest moral philosopher of his generation?. This outstanding collection of specially commissioned new essays on Williams's work is essential reading for anyone interested in Williams, ethics and moral philosophy and philosophy in general. Reading Bernard Williams examines... more...

  • Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Moralsby Christoph Horn; Dieter Schönecker; Corinna Mieth

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 98.00

    Kant?s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals from 1785 is one of the most important and influential texts in the whole history of philosophy.Its central purpose is to develop the categorical imperative. The present collected volume contains papers on central theoretical aspects. Key Features: Contributions from leading international... more...