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Centering and Extending
Centering and Extending (April 2017)
An Essay on Metaphysical Sense
Steven G. Smith - Author

An original metaphysical proposal building on classical and contemporary sources.

In Centering and Extending, Steven G. Smith retrieves and refashions some of the best ideas of classical and early modern metaphysics to support insight into the natures of mental and material beings and their relations. Avoiding what he critiques as distortive paths of idealism, materialism, repressive monism, and overly pe...(Read More)
 
 
Entanglements
Entanglements (March 2017)
A System of Philosophy
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Click here to watch Crispin Sartwell discuss his book in nine videos.

Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.

A work of maximally ambitious scope with a foundation in humility, Entanglem...(Read More)
 
 
Religion among We the People
Religion among We the People (November 2015)
Conversations on Democracy and the Divine Good
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.

Franklin I. Gamwell holds that democracy with religious freedom is dependent on metaphysical theism. Democratic politics can be neutral to all religious convictions only if its constitution establishes a full and free discourse about the ultimate terms of justice and their application to decisions of the state, and the divine good is the tru...(Read More)
 
 
Nature as Sacred Ground
Nature as Sacred Ground (September 2015)
A Metaphysics for Religious Naturalism
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Provides a metaphysical outlook for religious naturalism.

Nature as Sacred Ground explores a metaphysics for religious naturalism. Donald A. Crosby discusses major aspects of reality implicit in his ongoing explication of Religion of Nature, a religious outlook that holds the natural world to be the only world, one with no supernatural domains, presences, or powers behind it. Nature as thus envisioned is ...(Read More)
 
 
Complicated Presence
Complicated Presence (June 2015)
Heidegger and the Postmetaphysical Unity of Being
Jussi Backman - Author

A synthetic assessment of Heidegger’s entire path of thinking as a radical attempt to thematize and rethink the fundamental notions of unity dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.
From its Presocratic beginnings, Western philosophy concerned itself with a quest for unity both in terms of the systematization of knowledge and as a metaphysical search for a unity of being—two trends that can be regarded as converging...(Read More)
 
 
The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time
The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time (June 2015)
William James's Reluctant Guide to Enlightenment
Jonathan Bricklin - Author

Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.

William James is often considered a scientist compromised by his advocacy of mysticism and parapsychology. Jonathan Bricklin argues James can also be viewed as a mystic compromised by his commitment to common sense. James wanted to believe in will, self, and time, but his deepe...(Read More)
 
 
Manifesto of New Realism
Manifesto of New Realism (December 2014)
Maurizio Ferraris - Author
Sarah De Sanctis - Translator
Graham Harman - Foreword by

Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.

Philosophical realism has taken a number of different forms, each applied to different topics and set against different forms of idealism and subjectivism. Maurizio Ferraris’s Manifesto of New Realism takes aim at postmodernism and hermeneutics, arguing against their emphasis on reality as constructed and ...(Read More)
 
 
Nihilism and Metaphysics
Nihilism and Metaphysics (May 2014)
The Third Voyage
Vittorio Possenti - Author
Daniel B. Gallagher - Translator
Brian Schroeder - Foreword by

An assessment and reevaluation of nihilism’s ascendency over metaphysics.

Challenging the idea that nihilism has supplanted metaphysics, Vittorio Possenti finds in this philosophical turn the grounds for a mature renewal of metaphysics. Possenti takes the reader on a “third voyage” that goes beyond the “second voyage” indicated by Plato in the Phaedo. He traces the as...(Read More)
 
 
The Orders of Nature
The Orders of Nature (January 2013)
Lawrence Cahoone - Author

2015 John N. Findlay Award in Metaphysics, presented by the Metaphysical Society of America

A systematic theory of naturalism, bridging metaphysics and the science of complexity and emergence.

Reviving and modernizing the tradition of post‑Darwinian naturalism, The Orders of Nature draws on philosophy and the natural sciences to present a naturalistic theory ...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Plato
The Other Plato (December 2012)
The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato's Inner-Academic Teachings
Dmitri Nikulin - Editor

Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.

Offering a provocative alternative to the dominant approaches of Plato scholarship, the Tübingen School suggests that the dialogues do not tell the full story of Plato’s philosophical teachings. Texts and fragments by his students and their followers—most famously Aristotle’s Physics—point to an “unwritten doct...(Read More)
 
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