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Metaphysics

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  • Three Philosophical Dialoguesby Anselm; Thomas Williams

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 11.50

    In these three dialogues, renowned for their dialectical structure and linguistic precision, Anselm sets out his classic account of the relationship between freedom and sin--its linchpin his definition of freedom of choice as "the power to preserve rectitude of will for its own sake." In doing so, Anselm explores the fascinating implications... more...

  • Timaeusby Donald J. Zeyl

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 11.50

    First published in Plato: Complete Works, Donald J. Zeyl's masterful translation of Timaeus is presented along with his 75 page introductory essay, which discusses points of contemporary interest in the Timaeus, deals at length with long-standing and current issues of interpretation, and provides a consecutive commentary on the work as a whole. Includes... more...

  • Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writingsby Muhammad Ali Khalidi

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This book presents a selection of texts by the most celebrated philosophers of the classical period of Islam. 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...

  • Reality: A Very Short Introductionby Jan Westerhoff

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    'What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. But it is not just a question that philosophers ask. This Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science. more...

  • Identität von Personenby Katja Crone

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 74.26

    Personen verstehen sich als Individuen, schreiben sich Charaktereigenschaften zu, führen sich Episoden ihres Lebens vor Augen und denken über sich selbst nach. Das Buch bietet eine philosophische Analyse dieser komplexen Fähigkeiten und arbeitet ihre Voraussetzungen heraus. Dazu werden erstmals analytische, phänomenologische und empirische... more...