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Metaphysics

  • Self-Determinationby Thomas Pink

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 69.99 US$ 62.99

    Do we have control of how we act, and does it matter to morality whether we do? Thomas Pink examines this free will problem by arguing that what matters to morality is not in fact the freedom to do otherwise, but something more primitive, a basic capacity or power to determine for ourselves what we do. more...

  • Schopenhauer?s Fourfold Rootby Jonathan Head; Dennis Vanden Auweele

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume collects 12 essays by various contributors on the subject of the importance and influence of Schopenhauer?s doctoral dissertation (On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason) for both Schopenhauer?s more well-known philosophy and the ongoing discussion of the subject of the principle of sufficient reason. The contributions... more...

  • Divine Mother, Divine Fatherby Donna D'Ingillo

    Origin Press 2016; US$ 7.95

    This short book offers one-hundred concise spiritual lessons received from our "Heavenly Parents," who are known traditionally as Jesus Christ (our ?Divine Father?) and the Holy Spirit (our ?Divine Mother?). This series of inspirational one-page messages was transmitted by Donna D?Ingillo, a nationally renowned healer and spiritual teacher. These... more...

  • On The Metaphysics of Morals and Ethicsby Immanuel Kant

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Collected here in this omnibus edition are Immanuel Kant's three most important works on the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics. Included are Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals, and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important... more...

  • Meanings and Other Thingsby Gary Ostertag

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 114.99 US$ 103.49

    In Meanings and Other Things fourteen leading philosophers explore central themes in the writings of Stephen Schiffer, a leading figure in philosophy since the 1970s. Topics range from theories of meaning to moral cognitivism, the nature of paradox, and the problem of vagueness. Schiffer's responses set out his current thinking. more...

  • Continuantsby David Wiggins

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 49.99 US$ 44.99

    For this volume David Wiggins has selected and revised eleven of his essays in an area of metaphysics where his work has been particularly influential, and he has added a substantial introduction and one new unpublished essay. Among the subjects treated are substance, identity, persistence, persons, sortals, and artefacts. more...

  • The Pythagorean Worldby Jane McDonnell

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This book explores precisely how mathematics allows us to model and predict the behaviour of physical systems, to an amazing degree of accuracy. One of the oldest explanations for this is that, in some profound way, the structure of the world is mathematical. The ancient Pythagoreans stated that ?everything is number?. However, while exploring the... more...

  • Tercentenary Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Leibnizby Lloyd Strickland; Erik Vynckier; Julia Weckend

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.06

    This book presents new research into key areas of the work of German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Reflecting various aspects of Leibniz?s thought, this book offers a collection of original research arranged into four separate themes: Science, Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Religion and Theology. With in-depth... more...

  • Modal Epistemology After Rationalismby Bob Fischer; Felipe Leon

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This collection highlights the new trend away from rationalism and toward empiricism in the epistemology of modality. Accordingly, the book represents a wide range of positions on the empirical sources of modal knowledge. Readers will find an introduction that surveys the field and provides a brief overview of the work, which progresses from empirically-sensitive... more...

  • Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy, Volume 4by Robert Pasnau

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 44.99 US$ 40.49

    Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy showcases the best new scholarly work on philosophy from the end of antiquity into the Renaissance. OSMP combines historical scholarship with philosophical acuteness, and will be an essential resource for anyone working in the area. more...