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Metaphysics

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  • An Ontology of Consciousnessby R. Ellis

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 219.00

    The object of this study is to find a coherent theoretical approach to three problems which appear to interrelate in complex ways: (1) What is the ontological status of consciousness? (2) How can there be 'un­ conscious,' 'prereflective' or 'self-alienated' consciousness? And (3) Is there a 'self' or 'ego' formed by means of the interrelation of more... more...

  • Persons and Personal Identityby Amy Kind

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Phenomenology and Ontologyby J.N. Mohanty

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Most of the essays that follow have originally appeared in philosophical journals, Indian and Western. They are reprinted here with the hope that in spite of the wide variety of topics with which they deal there is nevertheless a certain unity of treatment. A few major ideas and distinctions run through all the essays: I need not further single them... 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...

  • Plato and the Individualby Robert William Hall

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    In this study of Plato's theory of the individual, I propose to show that Plato is deeply concerned with the achievement by each person of the moral excellence appropriate to man. Plato exhibits profound interest in the moral well being of each individual, not merely those who are philosophically gifted. Obviously my study is in opposition with a traditional... more...

  • Possibility and Actualityby Nicolai Hartmann; Roberto Poli; Stephanie Adair; Alex Scott

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    Nicolai Hartmann?s Possibility and Actuality is a landmark work of modal analysis that describes the logical relations between possibility, actuality, and necessity. It deals with such questions as: How do we know that something is really possible? Is the possible only the actual? Is the actual only the possible? What is the difference... more...

  • Postmetaphysical Thinkingby Jü Habermas; rgen

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95

    In this new collection of recent essays, Habermas takes up and pursues the line of analysis begun in The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity. He begins by outlining the sources and central themes of twentieth-century philosophy, and the range of current debates. He then examines a number of key contributions to these debates, from the pragmatic philosophies... more...

  • Pragmatism and Realismby Frederick L. Will; Kenneth R. Westphal; Alasdair MacIntyre

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 33.99

    In this collection of nine essays, Will demonstrates that a social account of human knowledge is consistent with, and ultimately requires, realism. 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 Rational and the Realby L. Armour

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    A book with so Hegelian a title should, I suppose, be more Hegelian than this one. I share with Hegel the conviction that the rational is the real and the real is the rational. I have learned something from Hegel and borrowed here and there. But the reader should not jump to conclusions. I rather fear that anti-Hegelians will not get past the title... more...