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Relational Passage of Time

Relational Passage of Time

1st Edition

By Matias Slavov
June 21, 2022

This book defends a relational theory of the passage of time. The realist view of passage developed in this book differs from the robust, substantivalist position. According to relationism, passage is nothing over and above the succession of events, one thing coming after another. Causally related ...

Meaning and Metaphysical Necessity

Meaning and Metaphysical Necessity

1st Edition

By Tristan Grøtvedt Haze
June 17, 2022

This book is about the idea that some true statements would have been true no matter how the world had turned out, while others could have been false. It develops and defends a version of the idea that we tell the difference between these two types of truths in part by reflecting on the meanings of...

Language and World A Defence of Linguistic Idealism

Language and World: A Defence of Linguistic Idealism

1st Edition

By Richard Gaskin
May 06, 2022

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 ...

A Map of Selves Beyond Philosophy of Mind

A Map of Selves: Beyond Philosophy of Mind

1st Edition

By N.M.L. Nathan
April 29, 2022

A Map of Selves defines a concept of selfhood, radically different from the Cartesian, neo-Humean, materialist and animalist concepts which now dominate analytical philosophy of mind. A self, as this book defines it, is an enduring substance with a quality which is its constant possession, which it...

E.J. Lowe and Ontology

E.J. Lowe and Ontology

1st Edition

Edited By Miroslaw Szatkowski
March 18, 2022

This volume collects fifteen original essays on E. J. Lowe’s work on metaphysics and ontology. The essays connect Lowe’s insights with contemporary issues in metaphysics. E. J. Lowe (1950–2014) was one of the most influential analytical philosophers of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. ...

A Case for Necessitarianism

A Case for Necessitarianism

1st Edition

By Amy Karofsky
December 30, 2021

This book is the first detailed and focused defense of necessitarianism. The author’s original account of necessitarianism encourages a reexamination of commonly held metaphysical positions as well as important issues in other, related areas of philosophy. Necessitarianism is the view that ...

Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature

Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature

1st Edition

Edited By William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, James Orr
December 14, 2021

This book explores the relationship between a scientifically updated Aristotelian philosophy of nature and a scientifically engaged theology of nature. It features original contributions by some of the best scholars engaging with Aristotelianism in contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of ...

Determinism, Death, and Meaning

Determinism, Death, and Meaning

1st Edition

By Stephen Maitzen
November 30, 2021

This book offers new arguments for determinism. It draws novel and surprising consequences from determinism for our attitudes toward such things as death, regret, grief, and the meaning of life. The book argues that rationalism is the right attitude to take toward reality. It then shows that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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