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Ontology, Including being, the soul, life, death

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  • Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mindby Brian P. McLaughlin; Jonathan Cohen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.95

    Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind showcases the leading contributors to the field, debating the major questions in philosophy of mind today. Comprises 20 newly commissioned essays on hotly debated issues in the philosophy of mind Written by a cast of leading experts in their fields, essays take opposing views on 10 central contemporary... more...

  • The Achilles of Rationalist Psychologyby Thomas M. Lennon; Robert J. Stainton

    Springer 2008; US$ 219.00

    In his Second Paralogism of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant described what he called the ???Achilles of all dialectical inferences in the pure doctrine of the soul???. This argument, which he took to be powerful yet fatally flawed, purports to establish the simplicity of the human mind, or soul, on the basis of the unity of consciousness. In Kant??'s... more...

  • Forming the Mindby Henrik Lagerlund

    Springer 2007; US$ 289.00

    Forming the Mind deals with the internal senses, the mind/body problem and other problems associated with the concept of mind as it developed from Avicenna to the medical Enlightenment. The book collects essays from some of the foremost scholars in a relatively new and very promising field of research. It stresses how important and fruitful it is to... more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Mindby Stephen P. Stich; Ted A. Warfield

    Wiley 2008; US$ 155.95

    Comprising a series of specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume presents an up-to-date survey of the central themes in the philosophy of mind. It leads the reader through a broad range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Dualism, Emotions, Folk Psychology, Free Will, Individualism, Personal... more...

  • Personal Identity, the Self, and Ethicsby Professor Ferdinand Santos; Santiago Sia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    Going beyond the controversy surrounding personhood in non-philosophical contexts, this book defends the need for a credible philosophical conception of the person. Engaging with John Locke, Derek Parfit and P.F. Strawson, the authors develop an original philosophical anthropology based on the work of Charles Hartshorne and A.N. Whitehead. more...

  • Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauerby R. Raj Singh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    The connections between death, contemplation and the contemplative life have been a recurrent theme in the canons of both western and eastern philosophical thought. This book examines the classical sources of this philosophical literature, in particular Plato's Phaedo and the Katha Upanishad and then proceeds to a sustained analysis and critical... more...

  • Essays on Beingby Charles H. Kahn

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    In this series of essays published over forty years Charles Kahn explicates the ancient Greek concept of Being. His linguistic aim of explaining the meaning of the verb einai is intertwined with his historical and philosophical project of understanding how the concept came to be central to Greek philosophy from Parmenides to Aristotle. - ;This volume... more...

  • The Nature of the Selfby Paul Gulian Cobben

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    The human self is a free self that gets shape in a society in which it is both equal to the others (as the legal person who recognizes the others as free and equal) and unique (as the moral person who is not exchangeable to the others). Therefore, the modern debate on society is dominated by the determination of the relation between right and morality.... more...

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

    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...

  • 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...