Philosophy: Metaphysics

  • Personal Identity and Applied Ethics: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction book cover

    Personal Identity and Applied Ethics

    A Historical and Philosophical Introduction

    By Andrea Sauchelli

    'Soul', 'self', 'substance' and 'person' are just four of the terms often used to describe the human person. Cutting across metaphysics, ethics and religion the nature of personal identity and the self is a fundamental and long-standing puzzle in philosophy. Personal Identity and Applied Ethics…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Immanent Materialisms: Speculation and critique book cover

    Immanent Materialisms

    Speculation and critique

    Edited by Charlie Blake, Patrice Haynes

    Must a philosophy of life be materialist, and if so, must it also be a philosophy of immanence? In the last twenty years or so there has been a growing trend in continental thought and philosophy and critical theory that has seen a return to the category of immanence. Through consideration of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Nature and Normativity: Biology, Teleology, and Meaning book cover

    Nature and Normativity

    Biology, Teleology, and Meaning

    By Mark Okrent

    Nature and Normativity argues that the problem of the place of norms in nature has been essentially misunderstood when it has been articulated in terms of the relation of human language and thought, on the one hand, and the world described by physics on the other. Rather, if we concentrate on the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Rationality in Politics and its Limits book cover

    Rationality in Politics and its Limits

    Edited by Terry Nardin

    The word ‘rationality’ and its cognates, like ‘reason’, have multiple contexts and connotations. Rational calculation can be contrasted with rational interpretation. There is the rationality of proof and of persuasion, of tradition and of the criticism of tradition. Rationalism (and rationalists)…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Truth and the World: An Explanationist Theory book cover

    Truth and the World

    An Explanationist Theory

    By Jonathan Tallant

    How do we explain the truth of true propositions? Truthmaker theory is the branch of metaphysics that explores the relationships between what is true and what exists. It plays an important role in contemporary debates about the nature of metaphysics and metaphysical enquiry. In this book Jonathan…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science book cover

    Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

    Edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, Nicholas J. Teh

    The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World book cover

    A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World

    By Michael Esfeld, Dirk-Andre Deckert

    This book seeks to work out which commitments are minimally sufficient to obtain an ontology of the natural world that matches all of today’s well-established physical theories. We propose an ontology of the natural world that is defined only by two axioms: (1) There are distance relations that…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

  • The Good, the Right, Life and Death: Essays in Honor of Fred Feldman book cover

    The Good, the Right, Life and Death

    Essays in Honor of Fred Feldman

    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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Bare Facts and Naked Truths: A New Correspondence Theory of Truth book cover

    Bare Facts and Naked Truths

    A New Correspondence Theory of Truth

    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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Concept of Contraction in Giordano Bruno's Philosophy book cover

    The Concept of Contraction in Giordano Bruno's Philosophy

    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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Time, Embodiment and the Self book cover

    Time, Embodiment and the Self

    By Andros Loizou

    This title was first published in 2000:  Beginning with a sustained argument against the new tenseless theory of time and against McTaggart's A series/B series distinction, the author of this essay goes on to provide a non-paradoxical, tensed, phenomenologically-based account of the 'going on'…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Logic of Equality: A Formal Analysis of Non-Discrimination Law book cover

    The Logic of Equality

    A Formal Analysis of Non-Discrimination Law

    By Eric Heinze

    This title was first published in 2003. The Logic of Equality proposes a formal-logical method for examining the indeterminacy of legal discourse, using the example of the non-discrimination norm. It shows that the indeterminacy of a legal concept does not mean that it is completely chaotic - the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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