Philosophy: Metaphysics

  • Myth, Metaphysics and Dialectic in Plato's Statesman book cover

    Myth, Metaphysics and Dialectic in Plato's Statesman

    1st Edition

    By David A. White

    Plato's dialogue The Statesman has often been found structurally puzzling by commentators because of its apparent diffuseness and disjointed transitions. In this book David White interprets the dialogue in ways which account for this problematic structure, and which also connect the primary themes…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Spinoza: Logic, Knowledge and Religion book cover

    Spinoza: Logic, Knowledge and Religion

    1st Edition

    By Richard Mason

    Approaching the central themes of Spinoza's thought from both a historical and analytical perspective, this book examines the logical-metaphysical core of Spinoza's philosophy, its epistemology and its ramifications for his much disputed attitude towards religion. Opening with a discussion of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Humanity and Deity book cover

    Humanity and Deity

    1st Edition

    By Wilbur Marshall Urban

    This book is an attempt at a restatement of the traditional view of the relation of God to man. In opposition to humanism which proposes a religion of pure humanity, and to the theology of crisis which, so to speak, teaches a religion of pure Deity, it maintains a view of religion and theology…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

  • Interpreting Quantum Mechanics: A Realistic View in Schrodinger's Vein book cover

    Interpreting Quantum Mechanics

    A Realistic View in Schrodinger's Vein, 1st Edition

    By Lars-Göran Johansson

    Presenting a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics and, in particular, a realistic view of quantum waves, this book defends, with one exception, Schrodinger's views on quantum mechanics. Johansson goes on to defend the view that the collapse of a wave function during a measurement is a real…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Historical Foundations of Informal Logic book cover

    Historical Foundations of Informal Logic

    1st Edition

    By Douglas Walton, Alan Brinton

    In just the last twenty years there has arisen a strong interest, especially among teachers of logic at the universities, in teaching techniques of applied logical reasoning and critical thinking. Many universities are now stressing these skills at an introductory level, and to meet the need,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Avebury Series in Philosophy

  • Privileged Access: Philosophical Accounts of Self-Knowledge book cover

    Privileged Access

    Philosophical Accounts of Self-Knowledge, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brie Gertler

    How do you grasp the contents of your mind - your desires, your fears, your sensations, your beliefs? We typically think that we are better able to discern our own mental states than others are. But is this correct? And if it is, what explains your special or 'privileged' access to your own…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Ashgate Epistemology and Mind Series

  • The Concept 'Horse' Paradox and Wittgensteinian Conceptual Investigations: A Prolegomenon to Philosophical Investigations book cover

    The Concept 'Horse' Paradox and Wittgensteinian Conceptual Investigations

    A Prolegomenon to Philosophical Investigations, 1st Edition

    By Kelly Dean Jolley

    In The Foundations of Arithmetic, Gottlob Frege contended that the difference between concepts and objects was absolute. He meant that no object could be a concept and no concept an object. Benno Kerry disagreed; he contended that a concept could be an object, and that therefore the difference…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • The Metaphysics of Technology book cover

    The Metaphysics of Technology

    1st Edition

    By David Skrbina

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Properties, Powers and Structures: Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism book cover

    Properties, Powers and Structures

    Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexander Bird, Brian Ellis, Howard Sankey

    While the phrase "metaphysics of science" has been used from time to time, it has only recently begun to denote a specific research area where metaphysics meets philosophy of science—and the sciences themselves. The essays in this volume demonstrate that metaphysics of science is an innovative…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04
    Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Vagueness, Logic and Ontology book cover

    Vagueness, Logic and Ontology

    1st Edition

    By Dominic Hyde

    The topic of vagueness re-emerged in the twentieth century from relative obscurity. It deals with the phenomenon in natural language that manifests itself in apparent semantic indeterminacy - the indeterminacy, for example, that arises when asked to draw the line between the tall and non-tall, or…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28

  • Meaning and Structure: Structuralism of (Post)Analytic Philosophers book cover

    Meaning and Structure

    Structuralism of (Post)Analytic Philosophers, 1st Edition

    By Jaroslav Peregrin

    In Meaning and Structure, Peregrin argues that recent and contemporary (post)analytic philosophy, as developed by Quine, Davidson, Sellars and their followers, is largely structuralistic in the very sense in which structuralism was originally tabled by Ferdinand de Saussure. The author reconstructs…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • The Problem of Existence book cover

    The Problem of Existence

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Witherall

    This book explores the question of why there is something instead of nothing. Several responses to this question are possible, but only some of them address the question seriously, respecting its emotional aspects as well as its cognitive dimension. The author carefully distinguishes those answers…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

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