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Metaphysics

  • The Post-Critical Kant

    Understanding the Critical Philosophy through the Opus Postumum, 1st Edition

    By Bryan Hall

    In this book, Bryan Wesley Hall breaks new ground in Kant scholarship, exploring the gap in Kant’s Critical philosophy in relation to his post-Critical work by turning to Kant’s final, unpublished work, the so-called Opus Postumum. Although Kant considered this project to be the "keystone" of his…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Conservative Reductionism

    1st Edition

    By Michael Esfeld, Christian Sachse

    Conservative Reductionism sets out a new theory of the relationship between physics and the special sciences within the framework of functionalism. It argues that it is wrong-headed to conceive an opposition between functional and physical properties (or functional and physical descriptions,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Locke and Leibniz on Substance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Lodge, Tom Stoneham

    Locke and Leibniz on Substance gathers together papers by an international group of academic experts, examining the metaphysical concept of substance in the writings of these two towering philosophers of the early modern period. Each of these newly-commissioned essays considers important…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    1st Edition

    By Julian Reiss

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth R. Westphal

    This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning realism are as current and as ancient as philosophy itself; this volume explores…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
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    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Philosphy Without Metaphysics

    1st Edition

    By Edmond Holmes

    Philosophy means ‘love of wisdom,’ but author Edmond Holmes fears the encroaching dominance of intellect over feeling. In this title, Holmes argues that metaphysics’ reliance on intellect and pure reason undermines the study of philosophy. Rather, Holmes suggests a return to intuitional philosophy,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Aquinas on Being, Goodness, and God

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Hughes

    Thomas Aquinas is one of the most important figures in the history of philosophy and philosophical theology. Relying on a deep understanding of Aristotle, Aquinas developed a metaphysical framework that is comprehensive, detailed, and flexible. Within that framework, he formulated a range of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • The Good, the Right, Life and Death

    Essays in Honor of Fred Feldman, 1st Edition

    By Jason R. Raibley, Michael J. Zimmerman

    Edited by Kris McDaniel

    Fred Feldman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is widely recognized for his subtle defense of hedonistic consequentialism and for his plain-spoken and exact philosophical style. This book collects new and original articles from an international team of scholars…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge

  • Bare Facts and Naked Truths

    A New Correspondence Theory of Truth, 1st Edition

    By George Englebretsen

    The very idea of truth as a substantial and meaningful concept has been under attack recently from advocates of New Age and postmodern theories. In this book Englebretsen defends the notions of truth and objectivity as key to the scientific view of the natural world and presents an original defence…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
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  • The Concept of Contraction in Giordano Bruno's Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Leo Catana

    Through the concept of contraction, Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) endeavoured to explain the relationship of God to his Creation in a way that conformed with his pantheistic view of nature as well as his heterodox view of man’s relationship to God. The concept of contraction is twofold. In the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • God and the Multiverse

    Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Klaas Kraay

    In recent decades, scientific theories have postulated the existence of many universes beyond our own. The details and implications of these theories are hotly contested. Some philosophers argue that these scientific models count against the existence of God. Others, however, argue that if God…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Philosophy of Language and Webs of Information

    1st Edition

    By Heimir Geirsson

    The nature of propositions and the cognitive value of names have been the focal point of philosophy of language for the last few decades. The advocates of the causal reference theory have favored the view that the semantic contents of proper names are their referents. However, Frege’s puzzle about…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Dispositions and Causal Powers

    1st Edition

    By Bruno Gnassounou

    Edited by Max Kistler

    Dispositions are everywhere. We say that a wall is hard, that water quenches thirst and is transparent, that dogs can swim and oak trees can let their leaves fall, and that acid has the power to corrode metals. All these statements express attributions of dispositions, be they physical,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Powers and Capacities in Philosophy

    The New Aristotelianism, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Greco, Ruth Groff

    Powers and Capacities in Philosophy is designed to stake out an emerging, discipline-spanning neo-Aristotelian framework grounded in realism about causal powers.  The volume brings together for the first time original essays by leading philosophers working on powers in relation to metaphysics,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge

  • Metaethical Subjectivism

    1st Edition

    By Richard Double

    Metaethical subjectivism, the idea that the truth or falsity of moral statements is contingent upon the attitudes or conventions of observers, is often regarded as a lurid philosophical doctrine which generates much psychological resistance to its acceptance. In this accessible book, Richard…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science

    1st Edition

    By Howard Sankey

    Scientific realism is the position that the aim of science is to advance on truth and increase knowledge about observable and unobservable aspects of the mind-independent world which we inhabit. This book articulates and defends that position. In presenting a clear formulation and addressing the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Out of Error

    Further Essays on Critical Rationalism, 1st Edition

    By David Miller

    If there has been some modest advance, since Karl Popper's death in 1994, in the general understanding of his critical rationalist theory of knowledge and philosophy of science, there is still widespread resistance both to it and to the recognition of the magnitude of his contribution. Popper long…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law

    Natural Law as a Limiting Concept, 1st Edition

    By Ana Marta González

    Resorting to natural law is one way of conveying the philosophical conviction that moral norms are not merely conventional rules. Accordingly, the notion of natural law has a clear metaphysical dimension, since it involves the recognition that human beings do not conceive themselves as sheer…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Themes in Neoplatonic and Aristotelian Logic

    Order, Negation and Abstraction, 1st Edition

    By John N. Martin

    Were the most serious philosophers of the millennium 200 A.D. to 1200 A.D. just confused mystics? This book shows otherwise. John Martin rehabilitates Neoplatonism, founded by Plotinus and brought into Christianity by St. Augustine. The Neoplatonists devise ranking predicates like good,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

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