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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)
 
 
The William Desmond Reader
The William Desmond Reader (September 2012)
William Desmond - Author
Christopher Ben Simpson - Edited and with an introduction by
John D. Caputo - Foreword by

Career-spanning selections from the writings of William Desmond.

Known especially for his original system of metaphysics in a trilogy of books published between 1995 and 2008, and for his scholarship on Hegel, William Desmond has left his mark on the philosophy of religion, ethics, and aesthetics. The William Desmond Reader provides for the first time in a single book a point of entry into his original an...(Read More)
 
 
Essential Difference
Essential Difference (September 2012)
Toward a Metaphysics of Emergence
James Blachowicz - Author

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

Proposes a new way of understanding the nature of metaphysics, focusing on nonreductionist emergence theory, both in ancient and modern philosophy, as well as in contemporary philosophy of science.

Is metaphysics possible? This book argues that the greatest threat to...(Read More)
 
 
Weak Thought
Weak Thought (September 2012)
Gianni Vattimo - Editor
Pier Aldo Rovatti - Editor
Peter Carravetta - Translated and with an introduction by

Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy.

Heralding the beginning of the philosophical dialogue on the concept for which Gianni Vattimo would become best known (and coining its name), this groundbreaking 1983 collection includes foundational essays by Vattimo and Pier Aldo Rovatti, along with original contributions by nine other Italian philoso...(Read More)
 
 
Modes of Learning
Modes of Learning (June 2012)
Whitehead's Metaphysics and the Stages of Education
George Allan - Author

A highly accessible reading of Whitehead’s writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.

Educators are familiar with Alfred North Whitehead’s three stages of education: romance, precision, and generalization. Philosophers are familiar with his metaphysical theories about the primacy of temporal processes. In Modes of Learning, George Allan brings these two sides of Whiteh...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle's Concept of Chance
Aristotle's Concept of Chance (March 2012)
Accidents, Cause, Necessity, and Determinism
John Dudley - Author

The first exhaustive study of Aristotle’s concept of chance.

This landmark book is the first to provide a comprehensive account of Aristotle’s concept of chance. Chance is invoked by many to explain the order in the universe, the origins of life, and human freedom and happiness. An understanding of Aristotle’s concept of chance is indispensable for an appreciation of his views on nature and et...(Read More)
 
 
Creative Experiencing
Creative Experiencing (September 2011)
A Philosophy of Freedom
Charles Hartshorne - Author
Donald W. Viney - Editor
Jincheol O - Editor

A vigorous and wide-ranging defense of Hartshorne’s “neoclassical metaphysics” of creative freedom.

Charles Hartshorne, one of the premier metaphysicians of the twentieth century, surmised that Creative Experiencing: A Philosophy of Freedom made his contribution to technical philosophy essentially complete. Found among his papers, this book combines five chapters published here for the ...(Read More)
 
 
Existence and the Good
Existence and the Good (June 2011)
Metaphysical Necessity in Morals and Politics
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Argues that morals and politics require a metaphysical backing and proposes a neoclassical metaphysics.

Morals and politics depend on a metaphysical backing. All reality is marked by certain necessary features, and a divine purpose inherent in all reality defines the good to which all human life should be directed.

These are bold assertions in a climate where the credibility of metaphysics ...(Read More)
 
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