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Metaphysics

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  • Meditations, Objections, and Repliesby René Descartes; Roger Ariew; Donald Cress

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 11.95

    This edition features reliable, accessible translations; useful editorial materials; and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, accompanied by Descartes' replies, in their entirety. The letter serving as a reply to Gassendi--in which several of Descartes' associates... more...

  • Introductory Lectures on Aestheticsby Georg Hegel; Michael Inwood; Bernard Bosanquet

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the artists of classical Greece could find the perfect fusion of content and form, modernity faced complicating - and ultimately disabling - questions.... more...

  • Proslogionby Anselm; Thomas Williams

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 5.95

    Thomas Williams' edition offers an Introduction well suited for use in an introductory philosophy course, as well as his own preeminent translation of the text. more...

  • Timaeus and Critiasby Plato; Robin Waterfield; Andrew Gregory

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    In Timaeus Plato attempts to describe and explain the structure of the universe: the creator god, the elements, the lower gods, the stars, and men. The companion piece, Critias, is the origin of the story of Atlantis, the lost empire defeated by ancient Athenians. This is the clearest translation yet of these crucial ancient texts. more...

  • Being, Man, and Deathby James M. Demske

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Death, a perennial problem for philosophers and theologians, is especially crucial in the thought of Martin Heidegger. This penetrating commentary presents the concept of death as a unifying motif that illuminates many of the difficulties and obscurities of Heidegger's philosophy. Heidegger comes to see death as revealing the ultimate meaning not... more...

  • What are we to Understand Gracia to Meanby Robert A. Delfino

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 77.00

    This book provides a series of challenges to Jorge J. E. Gracia’s views on metaphysics and categories made by realist philosophers in the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Inclusion of Gracia’s responses to his critics makes this book a useful companion to Gracia’s Metaphysics and its Task: The Search for the Categorial Foundation... more...

  • Time, Reality and Experienceby Craig Callender

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Collection of original essays by leading philosophers on a range of questions about time. more...

  • From an Ontological Point of Viewby John Heil

    Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 54.99

    From an Ontological Point of View is a highly original and accessible exploration of fundamental questions about what there is. John Heil discusses such issues as whether the world includes levels of reality; the nature of objects and properties; the demands of realism; what makes things true; qualities, powers, and the relation these bear to one... more...

  • How Things Might Have Beenby Penelope Mackie

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 43.99

    Penelope Mackie's book is a novel treatment of an issue central to much current work in metaphysics: the distinction between the essential and accidental properties of individuals. Mackie challenges widely held views, and arrives at what she calls 'minimalist essentialism', an unorthodox theory according to which ordinary individuals have relatively... more...

  • Four-Dimensionalismby Theodore Sider

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 43.99

    Four Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts. Along the way many topics concerning the metaphysics of time and identity over time are addressed. These include the status of past and future objects, the nature of motion and change, the existence of composite objects, and examples involving... more...