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  • Unity and Time in Metaphysicsby Ludger Honnefelder; Edmund Runggaldier SJ; Benedikt Schick

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    The contributions to this collection deal with the fundamental problem of unity, which plays a decisive role in many contemporary debates (even when this role is not acknowledged). Questions like whether there can be unities that persist through time ? e.g. persons who remain the same throughout their lives ? are discussed from various perspectives.... more...

  • The True and the Evident (Routledge Revivals)by Franz Brentano

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    First published in English in1966, The True and The Evident is a translation of Franz Brentano?s posthumous Wahrheit und Evidenz , edited by Oscsar Kraus. The book includes Brentano?s influential lecture "On the Concept of Truth", read before the Vienna Philosophical Society, a variety of essays, drawn from the immense wealth of Brentano?s unpublished... more...

  • Speculative Philosophyby Donald Phillip Verene

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 79.99

    In this illuminating volume, Donald Phillip Verene challenges philosophy to pass beyond the limits of criticism and reflection toward a form of speculative philosophy that express the Hegelian sense in which the True is the whole and the Socratic sense in which the aim of philosophy is self-knowledge. more...

  • Through a Glass Darklyby RJ Snell

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    The modern hope of attaining purely rational and objective knowledge has faltered, to the joy of some and worry of others. Philosophy's attempt to see reality with a god's-eye view is increasingly viewed as unlikely or undesirable, but what fills the vacuum now that the modern project is in jeopardy? Through a Glass Darkly examines the thought... more...

  • Issues in Interpretation Theoryby Pol Vandevelde

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    A selection of 11 presentations from a seminar on phenomenology and hermeneutics held at Marquette University since 2002 explore a range of issues and a variety of methods in the two areas of philosophy. Among their topics are the genesis of the Heideggerian interrogation on the origin of the work of art, a phenomenological reading of Samuel Beckett's... more...

  • Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, 5by Dean Zimmerman

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this series is a much-needed focus for it. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality,... more...

  • Epistemologyby Laurence Bonjour

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 33.99

    In Epistemology, Laurence Bonjour introduces the serious philosophy student to the history and concepts of epistemology, while simultaneously challenging them to take an active part in its ongoing debates. The text reflects BonJour's conviction that the place to start any discussion of the theories of knowledge is with the classical problems, beginning... more...

  • Adventure of Philosophy, Theby Luis Navia

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 36.95

    Well-written and engaging, this volume explores the most important questions and issues that have absorbed philosophers over the past twenty-five centuries. The quest to define reality, the problem of the existence of God, the search for moral values, the problem of evil, the discovery of the self, and other philosophical issues are clearly outlined... more...

  • The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kindsby Helen Beebee; Nigel Sabbarton-Leary

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori--is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of science. At the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke's views about the existence and scope of the necessary a posteriorito... more...

  • An Introduction to Metaphysicsby John W. Carroll; Ned Markosian

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Discusses and invites students to reflect on topics such as causation, freedom and determinism, laws of nature, and material objects. more...