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Metaphysics

  • Aristotleby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    Aristotle's works have influenced science, religion, and philosophy for nearly two thousand years. He could be thought of as the father of logical thought. Aristotle wrote: 'There is nothing in the intellect that was not first in the senses.' He wrote that everything that is learned in life is learned through sensory perception. Aristotle was the... more...

  • Artificial Knowingby Alison Adam

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Artificial Knowing challenges the masculine slant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world. Alison Adam admirably fills the large gap in science and technology studies by showing us that gender bias is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. Her treatment of feminist epistemology, focusing on the ideas of the knowing subject, the nature... more...

  • How to Prove There Is a Godby Mortimer Adler; Ken Dzugan

    Open Court 2011; US$ 29.99

    One of the great tasks of Mortimer Adler?s illustrious life was his search for a watertight proof of the existence of God. Adler believed that his search had been successful. Adler spent years studying the classic proofs of God?s existence, especially Aquinas?s Five Ways, and found shortcomings in all of them, as conventionally understood. But he... 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...

  • Metaphysicsby Theodor W. Adorno

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    This volume makes available in English for the first time Adorno's lectures on metaphysics. It provides a unique introduction not only to metaphysics but also to Adorno's own intellectual standpoint, as developed in his major work Negative Dialectics . Metaphysics for Adorno is defined by a central tension between concepts and immediate facts. Adorno... more...

  • Evolutionary Ontologyby Josef Aemajs

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 64.40

    This book examines new concept of evolutionary ontology based on the idea of radically different “ontic orders” – natural and cultural being. It explains how culture evolved out of nature and how it became “anti-natural”. The remedy is seen in the global biophilous reconstruction of culture. The value of the “live planet”... more...

  • World Views and the Problem of Synthesisby Diederik Aerts; Hubert Van Belle; J. van der Veken

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 279.00

    This book considers philosophy to be more than mere reflection. Through philosophy, humankind can give meaning to the world. In part, this book re-evaluates the philosophy of Leo Apostel, who dedicated his life to the investigation of the use of philosophy in everyday life. But it is also a presentation of international research carried out along... 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...

  • Vague Objects and Vague Identityby Ken Akiba; Ali Abasnezhad

    Springer Netherlands 2014; Not Available

    This unique anthology of new, contributed essays offers a range of perspectives on various aspects of ontic vagueness. It seeks to answer core questions pertaining to onticism, the view that vagueness exists in the world itself. The questions to be addressed include whether vague objects must have vague identity, and whether ontic vagueness has a... more...

  • Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodiesby Rachel Alexander

    Springer New York 2014; Not Available

    This practical amateur astronomer?s guide incorporates the mythology concerning our Solar System ? the Sun, the planets and their moons ? into astronomy and explores astronomical, etymological, philosophical, and semiotic connections with astromythology. more...