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Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature

Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, James Orr
October 04, 2021

This book explores the relationship between a scientifically updated Aristotelian philosophy of nature and a scientifically engaged theology of nature that cuts across interdisciplinary boundaries. It features original contributions by some of the best scholars engaging with Aristotelianism in ...

Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation

Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Formal Causation

1st Edition

Edited By Ludger Jansen, Petter Sandstad
March 22, 2021

This is the first volume of essays devoted to Aristotelian formal causation and its relevance for contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of science. The essays trace the historical development of formal causation and demonstrate its relevance for contemporary issues, such as causation, explanation...

A Powerful Particulars View of Causation

A Powerful Particulars View of Causation

1st Edition

By R.D. Ingthorsson
January 27, 2021

This book critically examines the recent discussions of powers and powers-based accounts of causation. The author then develops an original view of powers-based causation that aims to be compatible with the theories and findings of natural science. Recently, there has been a dramatic revival of ...

Language and World A Defence of Linguistic Idealism

Language and World: A Defence of Linguistic Idealism

1st Edition

By Richard Gaskin
July 23, 2020

This book defends a version of linguistic idealism, the thesis that the world is a product of language. In the course of defending this radical thesis, Gaskin addresses a wide range of topics in contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and syntax theory. Starting from ...

Authority and the Metaphysics of Political Communities

Authority and the Metaphysics of Political Communities

1st Edition

By Gabriele De Anna
March 17, 2020

This book explores the metaphysics of political communities. It discusses how and why a plurality of individuals becomes a political unity, what principles or forces keep that unity together, and what threats that unity can be faced with. In Part I, the author justifies the need for the notion of ...

Metametaphysics and the Sciences Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Metametaphysics and the Sciences: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Frode Kjosavik, Camilla Serck-Hanssen
October 21, 2019

 This collection addresses metaphysical issues at the intersection between philosophy and science. A unique feature is the way in which it is guided both by history of philosophy, by interaction between philosophy and science, and by methodological awareness. In asking how metaphysics is ...

Nominalism about Properties New Essays

Nominalism about Properties: New Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Ghislain Guigon, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra
January 23, 2019

Nominalism, which has its origins in the Middle Ages and continues into the Twenty-First Century, is the doctrine that there are no universals. This book is unique in bringing together essays on the history of nominalism and essays that present a systematic discussion of nominalism. It introduces ...

Thisness Presentism An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology

Thisness Presentism: An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology

1st Edition

By David Ingram
September 17, 2018

Thisness Presentism outlines and defends a novel version of presentism, the view that only present entities exist and what is present really changes, a view of time that captures a real and objective difference between what is past, present, and future, and which offers a model of reality that is ...

Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons The Virtues of Non-Existence

Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence

1st Edition

By Jiri Benovsky
August 14, 2018

In Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons, Jiri Benovsky defends the view that he doesn't exist. In this book, he also defends the view that this book itself doesn't exist. But this did not prevent him to write the book, and although in Benovsky's view you don't exist either, this does not prevent you...

Fundamental Causation Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World

Fundamental Causation: Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World

1st Edition

By Christopher Gregory Weaver
July 27, 2018

Fundamental Causation addresses issues in the metaphysics of deterministic singular causation, the metaphysics of events, property instances, facts, preventions, and omissions, as well as the debate between causal reductionists and causal anti-reductionists. The book also pays special attention to ...

Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience

Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience

1st Edition

By Sean Enda Power
February 15, 2018

This book explores the important yet neglected relationship between the philosophy of time and the temporal structure of perceptual experience. It examines how time structures perceptual experience and, through that structuring, the ways in which time makes perceptual experience trustworthy or ...

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology

1st Edition

By Ross D. Inman
December 15, 2017

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of ...

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