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Metaphysics

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  • Rationalist Spiritualityby Bernardo Kastrup

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Why does the universe exist and what are you supposed to do in it? This question has been addressed by religions since time immemorial, but popular answers often fail to account for obvious aspects of reality. Indeed, if God knows everything, why do we need to learn through pain and suffering? If God is omnipotent, why are we needed to do good? If... more...

  • Familiar Objects and their Shadowsby Crawford L. Elder

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Argues that sceptical metaphysicians employ shadows of familiar objects, while denying that the entities which cast those shadows really exist. more...

  • Metaphysics: The Key Conceptsby Nikk Effingham; Helen Beebee; Philip Goff

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 33.95

    ?Informative, accessible, and fun to read? this is an excellent reference guide for undergraduates and anyone wanting an introduction to the fundamental issues of metaphysics. I know of no other resource like it.?? Meghan Griffith, Davidson College, USA 'Marvellous! This book provides the very best place to start for students wanting to take... more...

  • Finalursachen in der frühen Neuzeitby Stephan Schmid

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    By reconstructing the teleological conceptions of Thomas Aquinas, Suárez, Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, the author argues against the common view that mechanical philosophers in the Early Modern Period rejected natural teleology because of its association with an Aristotelian picture of the world. First, many thinkers in the Early Modern... more...

  • New Waves in Philosophy of Actionby Dr Jesús Aguilar; Dr Andrei Buckareff; Dr Keith Frankish

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 41.00

    A collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by some of the best young philosophers working on the myriad problems of action and agency. Each one has already made important contributions to the philosophy of action and cognate areas. The chapters reflect their research and make a significant contribution to some debate in the field. more...

  • El cambio cuánticoby Ervin Laszlo

    Editorial Kairos 2010; US$ 15.99

    Proposing a shift from the materialistic and scientific approach to reality to a multidimensional world view of multiple interconnected realities, this innovative exploration offers a new map of reality. This map is based on the realities long-known and maintained by the world?s great spiritual traditions and acts as a guide to the various environmental,... more...

  • Reasons for Beliefby Andrew Reisner; Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 80.00

    This collection addresses foundational questions about reasons for belief and uses new research to explore traditional epistemological concerns. more...

  • Time for Aristotleby Ursula Coope

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 37.99

    What is the relation between time and change? Does time depend on the mind? Is the present always the same or is it always different? Aristotle tackles these questions in the Physics, and Time for Aristotle is the first book in English devoted to this discussion.Aristotle claims that time is not a kind of change, but that it is something dependent... more...

  • The Four-Category Ontologyby E. J. Lowe

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    E. J. Lowe sets out and defends his theory of what there is. His four-category ontology is a metaphysical system that recognizes two fundamental categorial distinctions which cut across each other to generate four fundamental ontological categories. The distinctions are between the particular and the universal and between the substantial and the non-substantial.... more...

  • Conservative Reductionismby Michael Esfeld; Christian Sachse

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    Conservative Reductionism sets out a new theory of the relationship between physics and the special sciences within the framework of functionalism. It argues that it is wrong-headed to conceive an opposition between functional and physical properties (or functional and physical descriptions, respectively) and to build an anti-reductionist argument... more...