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Metaphysics

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  • A Realist Metaphysics of Raceby Jeremy Pierce

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book defends a non-pragmatist social kind view of race, approaching the issue from the perspective of analytic philosophy. Heavily informed by contemporary philosophy of race, it argues against anti-realist and natural kind views while representing a new version of social kind theory. more...

  • Philosophy of Actionby Jonathan Dancy; Constantine Sandis

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Philosophy of Action: An Anthology is an authoritative collection of key work by top scholars, arranged thematically and accompanied by expert introductions written by the editors. This unique collection brings together a selection of the most influential essays from the 1960s to the present day. An invaluable collection that brings together... more...

  • The Red and the Realby Jonathan Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    The Red and the Real offers a new approach to longstanding philosophical puzzles about what colors are and how they fit into the natural world. Jonathan Cohen argues for a role-functionalist treatment of color - a view according to which colors are identical to certain functional roles involving perceptual effects on subjects. Cohen first argues (on... more...

  • What are we to Understand Gracia to Meanby Robert A. Delfino

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 77.00

    This book provides a series of challenges to Jorge J. E. Gracia’s views on metaphysics and categories made by realist philosophers in the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Inclusion of Gracia’s responses to his critics makes this book a useful companion to Gracia’s Metaphysics and its Task: The Search for the Categorial Foundation... more...

  • Information und Menschenbild (Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment) (German Edition)by Michael Bölker; Mathias Gutmann; Wolfgang Hesse

    Springer 2010; US$ 59.99

    Begriffe wie ?Information" oder ?Gen" beeinflussen den Wandel von Menschenbildern in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Um zu einem angemessenen Verständnis vom Menschen zu gelangen, müssen die in die Forschung eingebrachten anthropologischen Prämissen kritisch analysiert werden. Der Band dokumentiert die Beiträge von Wissenschaftlern aus den Bereichen... more...

  • Time, Reality and Experienceby Craig Callender

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Collection of original essays by leading philosophers on a range of questions about time. more...

  • From an Ontological Point of Viewby John Heil

    Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 48.99

    Is the world hierarchically arranged, incorporating 'levels' of reality? What is the nature of objects and properties? What does 'realism' about ordinary objects or states of mind demand? When an assertion is true, what makes it true? Are natural properties best regarded as qualities or powers or some combination of these? What are... more...

  • Four-Dimensionalismby Theodore Sider

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 44.99

    Four-Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts. This defense includes a novel account of persistence over time, new arguments in favour of the four-dimensional ontology, and responses to the challenges four-dimensionalism faces. Theodore Sider pays particular attention to the philosophy... more...

  • Hegelian Metaphysicsby Robert Stern

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 44.99

    The great German idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel has exerted an immense influence on the development of philosophy from the early 19th century to the present. But the metaphysical aspects of his thought are still under-appreciated. In a series of essays Robert Stern traces the development of a distinctively Hegelian approach to metaphysics and... more...

  • Realityby Jan Westerhoff

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. It is a question that, due to such films as The Matrix, has also made its way into popular culture. But it is not just a question philosophers ask. It is also asked by scientists when they investigate whether the fundamental constituents of matter are... more...