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Metaphysics

  • Free Will and Theismby Kevin Timpe; Daniel Speak

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    This volume presents a systematic exploration of the relationship between religious beliefs and how they might shape our views about the nature of free will. A team of leading experts in the field focus their attention on this crucial point of intellectual intersection with surprising and illuminating results. more...

  • Free Will and Action Explanationby Scott Sehon

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    Do we have free will and moral responsibility? Is free will compatible with determinism? Scott Sehon addresses these key questions by focusing on an underlying issue: the nature of action explanation. He proposes a non-causal account of action and agency, according to which reason explanation of human behavior is teleological rather than causal. more...

  • Experiencing Timeby Simon Prosser

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    Our engagement with time is a ubiquitous feature of our lives, but how does our encounter with it reveal the true nature of temporal reality? Simon Prosser addresses central questions at the heart of this debate, and explores our understanding of time, its passage, and our experience of changes, rates, and durations. more...

  • Beyond Biocentrismby Robert Lanza; Bob Berman

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 24.99

    Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality. But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism , acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine?s "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the reader on an intellectual thrill-ride as they re-examine everything... more...

  • Life, Death, and Meaningby David Benatar; Margaret A. Boden; Fred Feldman; John Martin Fischer; Richard Hare; David Hume; W.D Joske; Immanuel Kant; Frederick Kaufman; James Lenman; John Leslie; Steven Luper; Thomas Nagel; Robert Nozick; ChristineOverall; Derek Parfit; George Pitcher; Stephen E. Rosenbaum; David Schmidtz; Arthur Schopenhauer; David B. Suits; Richard Taylor; Bruce N. Waller; Bernard Williams; Samantha Vice; Susan Wolf

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 67.99

    Do our lives have meaning? Should we create more people? Is death bad? Should we commit suicide? Would it be better to be immortal? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic? Since Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions first appeared, David Benatar's distinctive anthology designed to introduce students to the key... more...

  • Hegel and Metaphysicsby Allegra de Laurentiis; Soren Whited

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This international collection of essays from the 2014 Hegel Society of America Meeting addresses three major stances in the decades-long controversy on the topic: Hegel as a full-blooded pre-critical metaphysician; Hegel as a thinker without metaphysics; and Hegel as a neo-Aristotelian metaphysician par excellence . This work successfully... more...

  • Spinoza's Dreamby David Weissman

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    Meaning and nature are this book?s principal topics. Setting one against the other makes reality contentious. Is reality divided: nature vs. lived experience? Or is experience, with all its meanings and values, the complex expression of natural processes? Weissman champions the comprehensive naturalism anticipated by Aristotle and Spinoza: "... more...

  • Der Begriff des Nichtseienden bei Plotinby Sui Han

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.99

    Sui Han geht von der Mehrdeutigkeit des Begriffs des Nichtseienden ? die der von Aristoteles in einer berühmten Formulierung festgestellten Mehrdeutigkeit des Seienden teilweise, aber nicht völlig analog ist ? und der ?Aussageverflechtung von Sein und Nichtsein? aus. Sie legt dar, dass bei Plotin mit Blick auf sämtliche Seinsebenen vom Einen-Guten... more...

  • Ontic Ethicsby Hollis G. Wright

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This book is an exercise in speculative but pragmatic philosophy with a wide scope covering ethics, the ethics of care specifically, and their independent foundation in the living intensity, or ontological substantiality, of a self. It is intended for advanced courses in ethics and metaethics, for reading by philosophers in general and for others... more...

  • Reframing the Socialby Poe Yu-ze Wan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Drawing extensively on the research findings of natural and social sciences both in America and Europe, Reframing the Social argues for a critical realist and systemist social ontology, designed to shed light on current debates in social theory concerning the relationship of social ontology to practical social research, and the nature of 'the social'.... more...