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Metaphysics

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    These previously unpublished essays present the newest developments in the thought of philosophers working on action and its explanation, focusing on a wide range of interlocking issues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

  • 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...

  • Husserl and the Promise of Timeby Nicolas de Warren

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

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

  • 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...

  • Timeby Eva Hoffman

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Time has always been the great Given, a fact of existence which cannot be denied or wished away; but the character of lived time is changing dramatically. Medical advances extend our longevity, while digital devices compress time into ever briefer units. We can now exist in several time-zones simultaneously, but we suffer from endemic shortages of... 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$ 48.95

    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$ 43.95

    This volume is a collection of papers that advance our understanding of the metaphysics of powers ? properties such as fragility and electric charge. The metaphysics of powers is a fast developing research field with fundamental questions at the forefront of current research, such as Can there be a world of only powers??What is the manifestation of... more...