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Metaphysics

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  • Timaeusby Plato; Peter Kalkavage

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 11.25

    Both an ideal entrée for beginning readers and a solid text for scholars, the second edition of Peter Kalkavage's acclaimed translation of Plato's Timaeus brings enhanced accessibility to a rendering well known for its faithfulness to the original text. An extensive essay offers insights into the reading of the work, the nature of Platonic dialogue,... more...

  • Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truthby Blake Hestir

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Blake Hestir's examination of Plato's conception of truth challenges a long tradition of interpretation in ancient scholarship. more...

  • A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Fregeby Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Gottlob Frege is one of the greatest logicians ever and also a philosopher of great significance. In this book Rosado Haddock offers a critical presentation of the main topics of Frege's philosophy, including, among others, his philosophy of arithmetic, his sense-referent distinction, his distinction between function and object, and his criticisms... more...

  • Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 9by Karen Bennett; Dean W. Zimmerman

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this series is a much-needed focus for it. more...

  • Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 8by Karen Bennett; Dean W. Zimmerman

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 36.99 US$ 31.81

    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this series is a much-needed focus for it. more...

  • Reality Makingby Mark Jago

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    What kinds of entity are fundamental to reality, and how do dependent entities depend on the fundamental ones? How does one entity metaphysically ground another? A new generation of metaphysicians address these and related questions, which are central to contemporary metaphysics. more...

  • Descartes on Causationby Tad M. Schmaltz

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    This book is a systematic study of Descartes' theory of causation and its relation to the medieval and early modern scholastic philosophy that provides its proper historical context. The argument presented here is that even though Descartes offered a dualistic ontology that differs radically from what we find in scholasticism, his views on causation... more...

  • Seeing Dark Thingsby Roy Sorensen

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Roy Sorensen here defends the causal theory of perception by treating absences as causes. He draws heavily on common sense and psychology to vindicate the assumption that we directly perceive absences. more...

  • Mental Causation and Ontologyby S. C. Gibb; E. J. Lowe; R. D. Ingthorsson

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 69.99 US$ 60.19

    This book demonstrates the importance of ontology for a central debate in philosophy of mind. Mental causation seems an obvious aspect of the world. But it is hard to understand how it can happen unless we get clear about what the entities involved in the process are. An international team of contributors presents new work on this problem. more...

  • Reference and Existenceby Saul A. Kripke

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    This work can be read as a sequel to Kripke's classic Naming and Necessity , confronting important issues left open in that work and developing a novel approach to questions concerning empty names and existence. It provides along the way novel treatments of fictional and mythological discourse, the pragmatics of definite and indefinite descriptions... more...