Philosophy: Metaphysics

  • 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

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    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

  • What is this thing called Metaphysics? book cover

    What is this thing called Metaphysics?

    3rd Edition

    By Brian Garrett

    How did our universe come to be? Does God exist? Does time flow? What are we? Do we have free will? What is truth? Metaphysics is concerned with the nature of ourselves and the world around us. This clear and accessible introduction covers the central topics in metaphysics in a concise but…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    What is this thing called?

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    A Contemporary Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Michael J. Loux, Thomas M. Crisp

    Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is for students who have already completed an introductory philosophy course and need a fresh look at the central topics in the core subject of metaphysics. It is essential reading for any student of the subject. This Fourth Edition is revised and updated…

    Paperback – 2017-01-25
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Archetypes book cover


    1st Edition

    By Elémire Zolla

    Man is dominated by his archetypes; they mould not only his history but his dreams. But how are we to define and evaluate them? Is it perhaps possible for us to relate more creatively to them? Originally published in 1981, these are some of the questions raised by this title. To answer them the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Psychology Revivals

  • Sellars and Contemporary Philosophy book cover

    Sellars and Contemporary Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Pereplyotchik, Deborah R. Barnbaum

    Wilfrid Sellars made profound and lasting contributions to nearly every area of philosophy. The aim of this collection is to highlight the continuing importance of Sellars’ work to contemporary debates. The contributors include several luminaries in Sellars scholarship, as well as members of the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • Self, Reason, and Freedom: A New Light on Descartes' Metaphysics book cover

    Self, Reason, and Freedom

    A New Light on Descartes' Metaphysics, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Christofidou

    Freedom and its internal relation to reason is fundamental to Descartes’ philosophy in general, and to his Meditations on First Philosophy in particular. Without freedom his entire enquiry would not get off the ground, and without understanding the rôle of freedom in his work, we could not…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

  • A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Frege book cover

    A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Frege

    1st Edition

    By Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock

    Gottlob Frege is one of the greatest logicians ever and also a philosopher of great significance. In this book Rosado Haddock offers a critical presentation of the main topics of Frege's philosophy, including, among others, his philosophy of arithmetic, his sense-referent distinction, his…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

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