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Metaphysics

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  • Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heideggerby Wesley Phillips

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heidegger explains how two notoriously opposed German philosophers share a rethinking of the possibility of metaphysics via notions of music and waiting. This is connected to the historical materialist project of social change by way of the radical Italian composer Luigi Nono. more...

  • Persons and Personal Identiyby Amy Kind

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    As persons, we are importantly different from all other creatures in the universe. But in what, exactly, does this difference consist? What kinds of entities are we, and what makes each of us the same person today that we were yesterday? Could we survive having all of our memories erased and replaced with false ones? What about if our bodies were... more...

  • The Red and the Realby Jonathan Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 84.00

    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...

  • New Essays on the Explanation of Actionby Dr Constantine Sandis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 145.00

    These previously unpublished essays present the newest developments in the thought of philosophers working on action and its explanation, focusing on a wide range of interlocking issues relating to agency, deliberation, motivation, mental causation, teleology, interpretive explanation and the ontology of actions and their reasons. more...