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Metaphysics

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  • Relativity and the Nature of Spacetimeby Vesselin Petkov

    Springer 2009; US$ 79.95

    What is the nature of spacetime? This book develops the answer to this question via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or four-dimensional. more...

  • New Essays on the Explanation of Actionby Dr Constantine Sandis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 140.00

    These previously unpublished essays present the newest developments in the thought of philosophers working on action and its explanation, focusing on a wide range of interlocking issues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...

  • 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 authorities... more...

  • Das Transzendentale bei Ibn Sinaby Tiana Koutzarova

    BRILL 2009; US$ 204.00

    Following al-Frbs approach, Ibn Sn (d 428/1037) undertakes a foundation of the First Philosophy based on his own critical systematisation of the Aristotelian theory of science, yielding the result that metaphysics is only possible as a transcendental science. This book provides a systematic reconstruction of Ibn Sn's concept of metaphysics. more...

  • Noncognitivism in Ethicsby Mark Schroeder

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...