Philosophy

Metaphysics

Author: Alyssa Ney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Metaphysics: An Introduction combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics, connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world. Topics covered include: Basic logic for metaphysics An introduction to ontology Abstract objects Material objects Critiques of metaphysics Free will Time Modality Persistence Causation Social ontology: the metaphysics of race This outstanding book not only equips the reader with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of metaphysics but provides a valuable guide to contemporary metaphysics and metaphysicians. Additional features such as exercises, annotated further reading, a glossary, and a companion website www.routledge.com/cw/ney will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom.
Philosophy

Contemporary Metaphysics

Author: Michael Jubien

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 355

Each volume in this series provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the main philosophical topics of contemporary debate.
Cosmologie

Metaphysics

Author: Keith Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cosmologie

Page: 248

View: 398

Philosophy

An Introduction to Metaphysics

Author: Henri Bergson

Publisher: Agora Publications, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 25

View: 925

Bergson was born in 1859, the year Darwin published the Origin of the Species. He could not have imagined the philosophical impact of evolutionary theory, which is now so great that Bergson’s philosophy, which emphasizes “creative evolution,” is experiencing a significant revival. The basic principles that Bergson articulates, especially his way of thinking about reality as a dynamic process and his view of human beings as creative and evolving, should be helpful to anyone who seeks to go beyond simply dealing with the practical demands of daily life and consider the nature of things. Of special importance is Bergson’s claim that it is both possible and necessary to know from the inside rather than confining our attention to external perspectives and points of view. Intuition is able to get beyond what is relative and place us inside reality. In An Introduction to Metaphysics, Bergson traces the demise of metaphysics to the failure of both scientific materialism and dogmatism and to the immense success of a kind of pragmatism that promised liberation from the fruitless battles among various schools of philosophy. He also rejects relativism and criticizes the vacuum that is created when philosophers refuse to inquire about the nature of reality.
Philosophy

Metaphysics

Author: Jonathan Tallant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 538

If the sentence 'my cat is on the mat' is true how does it get to be true? Sentences are made true by what exists. But what about claims such as 'There were dinosaurs?' and '2+2=4'. How do they get to be true? Metaphysics: An Introduction uses the idea of truth and the quest for truth-makers to unravel philosophical problems in contemporary metaphysics. From the nature of properties and time to causation and objects, truth becomes a guiding theme to understanding metaphysical concepts and debates. Now updated and expanded, this second edition presents a more comprehensive coverage of the field with new chapters on personal identity and free will. By focusing on method throughout, it offers the necessary skills and reasoning to tackle complex questions. Together with a glossary, discussion questions and guides to further reading, each chapter concludes with a series of mind maps to help visualise the logical space being explored and how the arguments push in different directions. Metaphysics: An Introduction is suitable for anyone studying metaphysical problems for the first time.
Metaphysics

An Introduction to Metaphysics

Author: Martin Heidegger

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN:

Category: Metaphysics

Page: 214

View: 669

This book contains a series of lectures delivered by Heidegger in 1935 at the University of Freiburg. In this work Herdegger presents the broadest and the most inteligible account of the problem of being, as he sees this problem. First, he discusses the relevance of it by pointing out how this problem lies at the root not only of the most basic metaphysical questions but also of our human existence in its present historical setting. Then, after a short digression into the grammatical forms and etymological roots of the word being , Heidegger enters into a lengthy discussion of the meaning of being in Greek thinking, letting pass at the same time no opportunity to stress the impact of this thinking about being on subsequent western speculation. His contention is that the meaning of being in Greek thinking underwent a serious restriction through the opposition that was introduced between being on one hand, and becoming, appearance, thinking and values on the other.
Philosophy

Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics

Author: Georges Dicker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 980

David Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding are amongst the most widely-studies texts on philosophy. Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction presents in a clear, concise and accessible manner the key themes of these texts. Georges Dicker clarifies Hume's views on meaning, knowledge, causality, and sense perception step by step and provides us with a sharp picture of how philosophical thinking has been influenced by Hume. Accessible to anyone coming to Hume for the first time, Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics is an indispensible guide to Hume's philosophical thinking.
Metaphysics

Metaphysics

Author: William Henry Walsh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Metaphysics

Page: 206

View: 647

Philosophy

Analysis and Metaphysics

Author: P. F. Strawson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 792

In this textbook, one of the most distinguished living philosophers sets out what he regards as the most productive route to understanding the fundamental structure of human thinking. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed.
Philosophy

The Creative Mind

Author: Henri Bergson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 283

The Nobel Laureate discusses not only how and why he became a philosopher but also his conception of philosophy as a field distinct from science and literature.