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  • Das Leib-Seele-Problem und die Metaphysik des Materiellenby Bernd Waß

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 137.00

    Das Leib-Seele-Problem lässt sich im Rahmen der klassischen ontologischen Positionen - Materialismus, Dualismus, Idealismus - nicht befriedigend lösen. Es wird das Verhältnis zwischen Außen- und Bewusstseinswirklichkeit falsch aufgefasst, was zu einer falschen Konzeption der ontologischen Grundstruktur des Wirklichen Anlass gibt. Das Kernproblem liegt... more...

  • Unorthodox Humeanismby Georg Sparber

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    The book discusses contemporary metaphysics of science and deals with the central question which ontology fits best with our knowledge of the world. Two competing positions in today's metaphysics of science are analysed: Humeanism and dispositionalism. There are physical and metaphysical arguments to show that orthodox Humeanism is in trouble. The... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Extrinsic Propertiesby Vera Hoffmann-Kolss

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    This book aims to develop a philosophical theory of extrinsic properties ? of properties whose instantiation by an object does not only depend on what the object itself is like, but also on features of its environment. Various accounts of the intrinsic/extrinsic distinction are analysed in detail, and it is argued that the most promising approach to... more...

  • Phenomenological Realism Versus Scientific Realismby Javier Cumpa; Erwin Tegtmeier

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00

    The two eminent metaphysicians Armstrong and Grossmann exchanged letters for ten years in which they discussed crucial points of their respective ontologies. They have a common basis. Both do metaphysics proper and not linguistic philosophy. Both advocate universals and acknowledge the key position of the category of states of affairs. However, they... more...

  • Modelling Metaphysicsby Uwe Meixner

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    This book models and simulates metaphysics by presenting the metaphysics of a model. The small size of the model makes it possible to treat metaphysical matters with a more than usual systematicity and comprehensiveness. In the mirror of sustained analogy, simulation-metaphysics offers a wealth of insights on the real thing: on the doctrines, the methods,... more...

  • Knowledge - Genetic Foundations and Epistemic Coherenceby Birte Schelling

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    Since the 1960s there is a controversial discussion about the correct explication of the concept of knowledge in epistemology, but until today no generally accepted solution to the problem of defining this concept has been found. This book contributes to the discussion in epistemology by proposing a new explication of the concept of knowledge which... more...

  • Metaphysicsby Michael Loux

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    This Contemporary Introduction is for at students of metaphysics who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a fesh look as the central topics in metaphysics,rendering this essential reading for any student of the subject. This fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition includes... more...

  • Thought Experimentby Tamar Szabo Gendler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    This book offers a novel analysis of the widely-used but ill-understood technique of thought experiment. The author argues that the powers and limits of this methodology can be traced to the fact that when the contemplation of an imaginary scenario brings us to new knowledge, it does so by forcing us to make sense of exceptional cases. more...

  • The Foundations of Metaphysics in Scienceby Errol E Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 270.00

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Intelligible Worldby Wilbur Marshall Urban

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 385.00

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...