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Metaphysics

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  • The Wisdom of George Santayanaby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      A survey of the influential?and prolific?modern philosopher   In dozens of books, magazine articles, and essays, George Santayana infused his philosophy with exquisite language, wit, and subtle humor, prompting one authority to state that he ?writes philosophy more beautifully than any other thinker since Plato.?   The Wisdom of George... more...

  • Génération et Substanceby Cristina Cerami

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 350.00

    This book is the first study of Aristotle?s theory of generation and its revival by Averroes (1126-1198). For the first time, major treatises by Averroes on the physics, theory of elements, and biology of Aristotle are considered in their mutual relationship and in their connection to metaphysics. This study reveals issues at the foundation of Averroes?... more...

  • Winds of Doctrineby George Santayana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Spanish-born philosopher George Santayana made a number of significant contributions to his academic discipline, but his popularity stretched beyond the ivory tower when he began to publish his essays and observations for a wider audience. The collection Winds of Doctrine offers readers a glimpse of Santayana's personal perspective with his insightful... more...

  • Networkologiesby Christopher Vitale

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    Networks are the future: here's the first philosophy based on networks, a new image of thought for a hyperconnected age. more...

  • Reflections of a Metaphysical Flaneurby Raymond Tallis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    These essays from one of our most stimulating thinkers showcase Tallis's infectious fascination, indeed intoxication, with the infinite complexity of human lives and the human condition. In the title essay, we join Tallis on a stroll around his local park - and the intricate passages of his own consciousness - as he uses the motif of the walk,... more...

  • Wie Dinge sindby Christian Kanzian

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    Im vorliegenden Buch geht es darum ?wie Dinge sind?. Es wird von den Grundlagen einer deskriptiven (?alltagsontologischen?) Dingontologie ausgegangen und eine Theorie über die Titelfrage entwickelt, welche sich am Begriff ?Modus? orientiert. Modi sind konkrete, individuelle Bestimmungen von Dingen. Die Leistungsfähigkeit einer solchen Theorie wird... more...

  • F. W. J. Schelling: Über das Wesen der menschlichen Freiheitby Otfried Höffe; Annemarie Pieper

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 35.00

    Schellings Freiheitsschrift behandelt sowohl einen modernen, positiven Begriff von Freiheit, als auch die Nacht- und Schattenseiten der Freiheit, verbunden mit dem Begriff des Bösen und der Frage der Theodizee. Die Diskussion der Freiheitstheorie wird hier auf eine erst kürzlich wieder ins Blickfeld der Metaphysik geratene spekulative Weise vertieft.... more...

  • Principles of Cartesian Philosophyby Baruch Spinoza

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This book provides depth and insight into the philosophical doctrine of Rene Descartes, and compares it to the metaphysics of Spinoza himself. more...

  • The Metaphysics of Scientific Realismby Brian Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book presents a major statement on the dominant philosophy of science by one of the world's leading metaphysicians. Brian Ellis's new book develops the metaphysics of scientific realism to the point where it begins to take on the characteristics of a first philosophy. As most people understand it, scientific realism is not yet such a theory. It... more...

  • Philosophy of Actionby Lilian O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 28.00

    Accessible and wide-ranging, this introduction to contemporary Philosophy of Action guides the reader through the major views and arguments. The topics addressed include the nature of intentional action and its explanation, the nature of reasons, the role of desire and intention in action, the nature of autonomy and the possibility of group agents. more...