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Metaphysics

  • Philosophy of Actionby Lilian O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 28.00

    Accessible and wide-ranging, this introduction to contemporary Philosophy of Action guides the reader through the major views and arguments. The topics addressed include the nature of intentional action and its explanation, the nature of reasons, the role of desire and intention in action, the nature of autonomy and the possibility of group agents. more...

  • Two Metaphysical Naturalismsby Victorino Tejera; Atila Bayat

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    Victorino Tejera combines an American naturalist approach to Aristotle's modes of knowing with new applications of Justus Buchler's systematic metaphysics. Bridging the gap between classical and modern, Tejera reveals a cohesive revitalization of metaphysical naturalism for contemporary scholars. more...

  • Jean-Paul Sartre: Das Sein und das Nichtsby Bernard N. Schumacher

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 350.00

    Paris, 1943. In a flash, a book is published that will shape post-war Europe like none other. Jean-Paul Sartre?s Being and Nothingness discloses utterly new insights about human freedom, about feelings such as shame and desire, and about death. The new edition of the renowned book of commentary on the magnum opus of French existentialism opens access... more...

  • The Magic of Truthby Farah Dally

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Magic of Truth defends truth?s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling into question the traditional view of truth as a clear, objective image. more...

  • Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognitionby Mattia Gallotti; John Michael

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition brings together contributions discussing issues arising from theoretical and empirical research on social ontology and social cognition. It is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary collection in this rapidly expanding area. The contributors draw upon their diverse backgrounds in philosophy, cognitive... more...

  • Art and Faithby Jacques Maritain; Jean Cocteau

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    The meaning of poetry and the sociological and political significance of art are dealt with in these letters. more...

  • The Heart of the Hereafterby Marcia Brennan

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Heart of the Hereafter can help to serve as a life review for the living. The stories can change not only how we view the end of life, but how we view life itself, and thus how we actively live our lives, particularly when we encounter the part of ourselves that is nothing but love. The end of life is almost never pretty, but it can be almost... more...

  • Metaphysicsby Robert C. Koons; Timothy Pickavance

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    Metaphysics: The Fundamentals presents readers with a systematic, comprehensive introductory overview of modern analytic metaphysics. • Presents an accessible, up-to-date and broad-ranging survey of one of the most dynamic and often daunting sub-   fields in contemporary philosophy • Introduces readers to the seminal... more...

  • Nietzsche, Tension, and the Tragic Dispositionby Matthew Tones

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Matthew Tones examines the early ontological development of the tragic disposition in Nietzsche's analysis of the pre-Platonic Greeks and its influence on Nietzsche's quest to discover a future nobility. This book fuses the popular reading of Nietzsche as a naturalist with noble creative impulses to reveal further complexities in his mature work.... more...

  • Nature?s Teleological Order and God?s Providenceby Paul Weingartner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    The book defends that there is both teleological order (design) and chance in non-living and in living systems; and that the different types of order, teleological order and chance are compatible not only with God?s providence, but also with man?s free will and evil. more...