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Metaphysics

  • "Rasse" und "Züchtung" bei Nietzscheby Gerd Schank

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 210.00

    In this text, the author takes issue with the contention that Nietzsche was a precursor of Nazi ideology: Nietzsche sees race and breeding rather as a cultivation, meaning the development of European peoples and people to supranational Europeans. more...

  • 1695-1700by Gerhard Biller; Stefan Jenschke; Herma Kliege-Biller; Stefan Lorenz; Stephan Meier-Oeser; Heinrich Schepers; Martin Schneider

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 377.00

    The third volume of Leibniz?s philosophical letters documents the critical period when he first disclosed his philosophical system to the general public. This took place in two papers published around 1695, the ?Specimen dynamicum? and the ?Système nouveau,?whose basic theses were a subject of discussion in multiple letters (including... more...

  • 2nd Revised edition of "Introducing Bertrand Russell"by Dave Robinson; Judy Groves

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 7.28

    Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field. more...

  • Abhidhamma Studiesby Nyanaponika; Bodhi

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness around the two poles... more...

  • Absolute Beginnersby Wouter Goris

    BRILL 2007; US$ 134.00

    "Absolute Beginners" adopts a variety of approaches to study the Absolute as the ultimate source of knowledge in medieval philosophy. From a historical perspective, it examines a forerunner of Spinoza's departure from the Absolute in the Ethics: the doctrine of God as a first object in the generation of knowledge, as formulated by Henry... more...

  • Absolute Generalityby Agustín Rayo; Gabriel Uzquiano

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    The problem of absolute generality has attracted much attention in recent philosophy. Agustin Rayo and Gabriel Uzquiano have assembled a distinguished team of contributors to write new essays on the topic. They investigate the question of whether it is possible to attain absolute generality in thought and language and the ramifications of this question... more...

  • Action and Responsibilityby Andrew Sneddon

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 209.00

    What makes an event count as an action? Typical answers appeal to the way in which the event was produced: e.g., perhaps an arm movement is an action when caused by mental states (in particular ways), but not when caused in other ways. Andrew Sneddon argues that this type of answer, which he calls "productionism", is methodologically and... more...

  • Admirable Evasionsby Theodore Dalrymple

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 21.99

    In Admirable Evasions , Theodore Dalrymple explains why human self-understanding has not been bettered by the false promises of the different schools of psychological thought. Most psychological explanations of human behavior are not only ludicrously inadequate oversimplifications, argues Dalrymple, they are socially harmful in that they allow those... more...

  • Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysicsby Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Based on original translations of passages from the works of three major thinkers of the classical Indian school of Advaita (Sankara, Vacaspati and Sri Harsa), but addressing issues found in Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein and contemporary analytic philosophers, this book argues for a philosophical position it calls 'non-realism'. This... more...

  • Advanced Contemplation & the Peace Within Youby Paul Brunton

    Larson Publications 1988; US$ 15.99

    Part 1, Advanced Contemplation, offers a direct route to the deepest mystical states--yielding permanent results of a metaphysical, transpersonal, and universal nature. It introduces Short Path (sudden) practices (such as Zen, Krishnamurti, etc.), develops them, explains why they are so often insufficient, and shows when, how, and in what spirit to... more...