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Metaphysics

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  • Husserl and the Promise of Timeby Nicolas de Warren

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    This 2009 book examines Husserl's treatment of time-consciousness and its significance for his conception of subjectivity. more...

  • Kant's Anatomy of Evilby Sharon Anderson-Gold; Pablo Muchnik

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Leading scholars of Kant examine and elucidate his views on evil and how they can be extended to contemporary questions. more...

  • Six Great Ideasby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1997; US$ 16.99

    This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education,... more...

  • Noncognitivism in Ethicsby Mark Schroeder

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    According to noncognitivists, when we say that stealing is wrong, what we are doing is more like venting our feelings about stealing or encouraging one another not to steal, than like stating facts about morality. These ideas challenge the core not only of much thinking about morality and metaethics, but also of much philosophical thought about language... more...

  • Debating Dispositionsby Gregor Damschen; Robert Schnepf; Karsten Stüber

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    Ordinary language and scientific discourse are filled with linguistic expressions for dispositional properties such as ?soluble,? ?elastic,? ?reliable,? and ?humorous.? We characterize objects in all domains ? physical objects as well as human persons ? with the help of dispositional expressions. Hence, the concept of a disposition has historically... more...

  • Emergence in Science and Philosophyby Antonella Corradini; Timothy O'Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    The concept of emergence has seen a significant resurgence in philosophy and the sciences, yet debates regarding emergentist and reductionist visions of the natural world continue to be hampered by imprecision or ambiguity. Emergent phenomena are said to arise out of and be sustained by more basic phenomena, while at the same time exerting a "top-down"... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Powersby Anna Marmodoro

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    This volume is a collection of papers that advance our understanding of the metaphysics of powers ? properties such as fragility and electric charge. They focus on questions concerning the metaphysics of powers that cut across any particular subject-specific ontological domain -- whether philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, epistemology... more...

  • Freedom, Nature, and Worldby Peter Loptson

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    Freedom, Nature, and World is a collection of essays by Peter Loptson which examine issues posed by a broadly naturalistic view of the world, which Loptson defends while also exploring some of the challenges it confronts. Papers on freedom, Kant, Christianity, Homer, the history of analytic philosophy, the place of humanity in nature, and other... more...

  • Mysticism and Logic and Other Essaysby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.99

    One of the keenest philosophical minds of the twentieth century, Bertrand Russell wrote a number of classic volumes on the subject, including the venerated survey A History of Western Philosophy. In this volume, Russell takes on the subjects of religion and logical reasoning with his characteristic elegance and penetrating insight. more...

  • Discourse on a New Methodby Mary Domski; Michael Dickson

    Open Court 2010; US$ 89.95

    Addressing a wide range of topics, from Newton to Post-Kuhnian philosophy of science, these essays critically examine themes that have been central to the influential work of philosopher Michael Friedman. Special focus is given to Friedman's revealing study of both history of science and philosophy in his work on Kant, Newton, Einstein, and other... more...