Philosophy: Metaphysics

  • Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties book cover

    Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mihretu P. Guta

    This book aims to show the centrality of a proper ontology of properties in thinking about consciousness. Philosophers have long grappled with what is now known as the hard problem of consciousness, i.e., how can subjective or qualitative features of our experience—such as how a strawberry…

    Hardback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge

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    Monadologies

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-26
    Routledge

  • Immanent Materialisms: Speculation and critique book cover

    Immanent Materialisms

    Speculation and critique, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-20
    Routledge

  • What Tends to Be: The Philosophy of Dispositional Modality book cover

    What Tends to Be

    The Philosophy of Dispositional Modality, 1st Edition

    By Rani Lill Anjum, Stephen Mumford

    People tend to enjoy listening to music or watching television, sleeping at night and celebrating birthdays. Plants tend to grow and thrive in sunlight and mild temperatures. We also know that tendencies are not perfectly regular and that there are patterns in the natural world, which are…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge

  • Against Nature: The Metaphysics of Information Systems book cover

    Against Nature

    The Metaphysics of Information Systems, 1st Edition

    By David Kreps

    This book questions the nature of the business and social information systems so ubiquitous in contemporary life. Linking positivism, individualism, and market-fundamentalist economics at the root of these systems, it critiques the philosophical ground of this triumvirate as fundamentally against…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18
    Routledge

  • Autoimmunities book cover

    Autoimmunities

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-05-15
    Routledge

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers book cover

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Leach, 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 which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge

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

    Hegel’s Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Politics

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

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

    Consciousness and Physicalism

    A Defense of a Research Program, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Elpidorou, Guy Dove

    Consciousness and Physicalism: A Defense of a Research Program explores the nature of consciousness and its place in the world, offering a revisionist account of what it means to say that consciousness is nothing over and above the physical. By synthesizing work in the philosophy of mind,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • A Pragmatic Approach to Libertarian Free Will book cover

    A Pragmatic Approach to Libertarian Free Will

    1st Edition

    By John Lemos

    A Pragmatic Approach to Libertarian Free Will argues that the kind of free will required for moral responsibility and just desert is libertarian free will. It is a source of great controversy whether such a libertarian view is coherent and whether we should believe that we have such free will. This…

    Hardback – 2018-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Teaching Philosophy: A Guide book cover

    Teaching Philosophy

    A Guide, 1st Edition

    By Steven M. Cahn

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

    Paperback – 2018-03-12
    Routledge

  • Creativity and Philosophy book cover

    Creativity and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-08
    Routledge

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