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- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09
Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical... more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 69.99 US$ 60.19
Patrick Stokes explores Søren Kierkegaard's understanding of selfhood by situating his work in relation to central problems in contemporary philosophy of personal identity. By bringing his thought into dialogue with major living and recent philosophers, Stokes reveals the lasting contribution that Kierkegaard made to the study of self and identity. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19
The author of the celebrated The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 77.00
This book provides a series of challenges to Jorge J. E. Gracias views on metaphysics and categories made by realist philosophers in the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Inclusion of Gracias responses to his critics makes this book a useful companion to Gracias Metaphysics and its Task: The Search for the Categorial Foundation... more...
- Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
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...
- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
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...
- Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
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...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
'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...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 76.89
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...