Philosophy: Metaphysics

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers book cover

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    Edited by Dr Stephen Leach, Dr James Tartaglia

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters, each focusing on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, that imaginatively engages…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 

  • Hegel’s Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Politics book cover

    Hegel’s Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Politics

    Edited by Michael J. Thompson

    The renaissance in Hegel scholarship over the past two decades has largely ignored or marginalized the metaphysical dimension of his thought, perhaps most vigorously when considering his social and political philosophy. Many scholars have consistently maintained that Hegel’s political philosophy…

    Hardback – 2018-05-20 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Metaphysical Sociology: On the Work of John Carroll book cover

    Metaphysical Sociology

    On the Work of John Carroll

    Edited by Sara James

    This volume critically engages with the work of the acclaimed Australian sociologist John Carroll and makes the argument for a metaphysical sociology. Carroll has proposed that a metaphysical sociology should focus on the questions of fundamental existence that confront all humans: ‘Where do I come…

    Hardback – 2018-05-04 
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism book cover

    Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism

    Edited by Benjamin H. Arbour

    This new collection of philosophically rigorous essays critiques the interpretation of divine omniscience known as open theism, focusing primarily on philosophically motivated open theism and positing arguments that reject divine knowledge of future contingents in the face of the dilemma of freedom…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science book cover

    Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science

    Edited by Shamik Dasgupta, Brad Weslake

    Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science asks twelve philosophers to debate six questions (two philosophers per debate) that are driving contemporary work in this area of philosophy. But each question also leads readers back to more general issues and shows how these general issues play out…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Current Controversies in Philosophy

  • Consciousness and Physicalism: A Defense of a Research Program book cover

    Consciousness and Physicalism

    A Defense of a Research Program

    By Andreas Elpidorou, Guy Dove

    Consciousness and Physicalism explores the nature of consciousness, arguing that ontologically speaking, consciousness and matter are one and the same since both are physical entities. By synthesizing work in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics from the last twenty years and forging a dialogue…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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

    Fundamental Causation

    Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World

    By Christopher Gregory Weaver

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

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Supposition, Imagination, and Philosophy book cover

    Supposition, Imagination, and Philosophy

    By Margherita Arcangeli

    Supposition has been frequently invoked in many fields within philosophy, including aesthetics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and ethics. However, there is a striking lack of consensus about the proper definition of supposition. What is supposition? Is supposition a sui generis type of mental…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • Autoimmunities book cover


    Edited by Stefan Herbrechter, Michelle Jamieson

    Autoimmunity refers to the phenomenon whereby an organism or body mounts an immune response against its own tissues. As a medical term, autoimmunity is today used to account for any instance in which the body fails to recognise its own constituents as ‘self’, an error that results in the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 

  • Monadologies book cover


    Edited by Jeremy Dunham, Pauline Phemister

    According to the received view, Kant’s critical revolution put an end to the kind of metaphysics of which Leibniz’s ‘Monadology’ is the example par excellence. This volume challenges Kant’s claim by providing a far more nuanced version of philosophy’s ‘post-Kantian’ tradition that spans from the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-12 

  • Teaching Philosophy: A Guide book cover

    Teaching Philosophy

    A Guide

    By Steven M. Cahn

    Some students find philosophy engrossing; others are merely bewildered. How can instructors meet the challenge of teaching introductory-level philosophy so that students, regardless of initial interest or skill, come to understand and even enjoy the subject? For nearly a decade, renowned…

    Paperback – 2018-03-29 

  • Creativity and Philosophy book cover

    Creativity and Philosophy

    Edited by Berys Gaut, Matthew Kieran

    Creativity matters. We want people to be more creative and admire those who are. Yet creativity is deeply puzzling. Just what is it to be creative, why is it valuable, who or what can be creative and how? Creativity and Philosophy is an outstanding collection of specially commissioned chapters by…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14 

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