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Metaphysics

  • Ontologyby Dale Jacquette

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The philosophical study of what exists and what it means for something to exist is one of the core concerns of metaphysics. This introduction to ontology provides readers with a comprehensive account of the central ideas of the subject of being. This book is divided into two parts. The first part explores questions of pure philosophical ontology: what... more...

  • Realism and Anti-Realismby Stuart Brock; Edwin Mares

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    There are a bewildering variety of ways the terms "realism" and "anti-realism" have been used in philosophy and furthermore the different uses of these terms are only loosely connected with one another. Rather than give a piecemeal map of this very diverse landscape, the authors focus on what they see as the core concept: realism about a particular... more...

  • Place Meantby G. V. Loewen

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 74.99

    What does place mean for human beings? What does it mean to exist in space? How do we place ourselves not only in physical space, but within the interior landscape of consciousness? Place Meant explores these and related questions through the lenses of psychoanalysis, sociology, geography, folklore, and history. more...

  • A Realist Metaphysics of Raceby Jeremy Pierce

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book defends a non-pragmatist social kind view of race, approaching the issue from the perspective of analytic philosophy. Heavily informed by contemporary philosophy of race, it argues against anti-realist and natural kind views while representing a new version of social kind theory. more...

  • Against Authenticityby Simon Feldman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Simon Feldman explores how the concept of authenticity has become an unrealistic ideal founded on metaphysically confused notions of the self. In Against Authenticity , Feldman argues for the validity and value of inauthenticity in our lives, providing an exciting challenge for studies of ethics, metaethics, metaphysics, and moral psychology.... more...

  • The Reason for all Existenceby Davis McLeod

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The actual answer to why there is something rather than nothing. more...

  • Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Volume 2by David Shoemaker; Neal Tognazzini

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a series of volumes presenting outstanding new work on a set of connected themes in moral philosophy and philosophy of action. This special volume in the series presents ten new papers marking the fiftieth anniversary of P. F. Strawson's landmark essay, 'Freedom and Resentment'. Some of the... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Scientific Realismby Brian Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book presents a major statement on the dominant philosophy of science by one of the world's leading metaphysicians. Brian Ellis's new book develops the metaphysics of scientific realism to the point where it begins to take on the characteristics of a first philosophy. As most people understand it, scientific realism is not yet such a theory. It... more...

  • David Armstrongby Stephen Mumford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    David (D. M.) Armstrong is one of Australia's greatest philosophers. His chief philosophical achievement has been the development of a core metaphysical programme, embracing the topics of universals, laws, modality and facts: a naturalistic metaphysics, consistent with a scientific view of the natural world. It is primarily through his owrk that Australian... 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...