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Metaphysics

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  • 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...

  • The Mind in Natureby C. B. Martin

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    What are the most fundamental features of the world? Do minds stand outside the natural order? Is a unified picture of mental and physical reality possible? The Mind in Nature provides a staunchly realist account of the world as a unified system incorporating both the mental and the physical. C. B. Martin, an original and influential exponent of 'ontologically... more...

  • Identitšt von Personenby Katja Crone

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 98.00

    This book offers a new explanation of biographical self-understanding that starts from psychic foundations. People ascribe, among other things, personal characteristics to themselves by setting their life history before their eyes and interpreting it. Individual ideas, social norms, and expectations influence the construction of stories through which... more...

  • Possibility and Actualityby Nicolai Hartmann; Stephanie Adair; Alex Scott; Roberto Poli

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Nicolai Hartmann?s Possibility and Actuality is a landmark work of modal analysis that describes the logical relations between possibility, actuality, and necessity. It deals with such questions as: How do we know that something is really possible? Is the possible only the actual? Is the actual only the possible? What is the difference between ideal... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Metaphysicsby Robin Le Poidevin; Simons Peter; McGonigal Andrew; Ross P. Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics is an outstanding, comprehensive and accessible guide to the major themes, thinkers, and issues in metaphysics. The Companion features over fifty specially commissioned chapters from international scholars which are organized into three clear parts: History of Metaphysics Ontology Metaphysics... more...

  • Metaphysicsby Stephen Mumford

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Metaphysics is one of the traditional four main branches of philosophy, alongside ethics, logic and epistemology. It is also an area that continues to attract and hold a fascination for many people yet it is associated with being complex and abstract. For some it is associated with the mystical or religious. For others it is known through the metaphysical... more...

  • In My Ever Afterby Robert Geis

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 35.99

    This book argues against neurophilosophy's virtual equation of consciousness and the world. Part I identifies scientific grounds for a real world outside consciousness and self-refutational flaws in quantum physics; Part II explores why consciousness cannot be electrical in origin, and how partibility and subjectivity evince reasons for accepting immortal... more...

  • Metaphysicsby Peter van Inwagen

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    An accessible introduction to metaphysics for readers with little or no background in philosophy. more...