Philosophy: Metaphysics

  • New Essays on the Nature of Propositions book cover

    New Essays on the Nature of Propositions

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Hunter, Gurpreet Rattan

    These are exciting times for philosophical theorizing about propositions, with the last 15 years seeing the development of new approaches and the emergence of new theorists. Propositions have been invoked to explain thought and cognition, the nature and attribution of mental states, language and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16

  • Philosophical Approaches to Demonology book cover

    Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp

    In contradistinction to the many monographs and edited volumes devoted to historical, cultural, or theological treatments of demonology, this collection features newly written papers by philosophers and other scholars engaged specifically in philosophical argument, debate, and dialogue involving…

    Hardback – 2017-04-14
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Dispositions and Causal Powers book cover

    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

  • The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School

    1st Edition

    Edited by Uriah Kriegel

    Both through his own work and that of his students, Franz Clemens Brentano (1838–1917) had an often underappreciated influence on the course of twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophy. The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School offers full coverage of Brentano’s…

    Hardback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism book cover

    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

  • Reading Parfit: On What Matters book cover

    Reading Parfit

    On What Matters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Kirchin

    Derek Parfit was one of the world’s leading philosophers. His On What Matters was the most eagerly awaited book in philosophy for many years. Reading Parfit: On What Matters is an essential overview and assessment of volumes 1 and 2 of Parfit’s monumental work by a team of international…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21

  • Metaethical Subjectivism book cover

    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

  • Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science book cover

    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

  • Out of Error: Further Essays on Critical Rationalism book cover

    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

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law: Natural Law as a Limiting Concept book cover

    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

  • Themes in Neoplatonic and Aristotelian Logic: Order, Negation and Abstraction book cover

    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

  • Abstract Entities book cover

    Abstract Entities

    1st Edition

    By Sam Cowling

    Think of a number, any number, or properties like fragility and humanity. These and other abstract entities are radically different from concrete entities like electrons and elbows. While concrete entities are located in space and time, have causes and effects, and are known through empirical means…

    Paperback – 2017-02-17
    New Problems of Philosophy

9Series in Metaphysics

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