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Coming to Be
Coming to Be (December 2000)
Toward a Thomistic-Whiteheadian Metaphysics of Becoming
James W. Felt - Author

Synthesizes Thomistic and Whiteheadian metaphysics.

This book explores the possibility of using the twentieth-century "process" philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead to modernize the thirteenth-century metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas in order to make better philosophical sense of the evolutionary processes of the world. Due to certain limitations, neither philosophy has been able to provide satisfactory metaph...(Read More)
 
 
Being and Dialectic
Being and Dialectic (July 2000)
Metaphysics as a Cultural Presence
William Desmond - Editor
Joseph Grange - Editor

Diverse voices explore the possibility of doing metaphysics in light of contemporary critiques.

Philosophy without metaphysics is unthinkable, yet there has been much discussion of this--the end of metaphysics, or post-metaphysical thinking. This book takes issue with this proclamation of the end of metaphysics. It offers diverse arguments that metaphysics cannot be put behind us and has its own continuing contribution to the life of h...(Read More)
 
 
Time, Continuity, and Indeterminacy
Time, Continuity, and Indeterminacy (February 2000)
A Pragmatic Engagement with Contemporary Perspectives
Sandra B. Rosenthal - Author

Offers a pragmatically oriented reconstruction of the central issues of time.

Focusing on the issue of temporality, this book explores the assumptions guiding the frameworks of philosophers who have shaped the contours of the contemporary philosophical landscape, including Whitehead, Weiss, Derrida, McTaggart, and Heidegger. In the process, it remaps the terrain, often finding similarities where differences--some quite radical--are gen...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle on Artifacts
Aristotle on Artifacts (September 1999)
A Metaphysical Puzzle
Errol G. Katayama - Author

Investigates Aristotle's views on the ontological status of artifacts in the Metaphysics, with implications for a variety of metaphysical problems.

Previous commentators on the Metaphysics have attributed to Aristotle the belief that all living beings are substances. This book challenges the prevailing view by addressing the question of whether, according to Aristotle, artifacts are substances. By arguing ...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics and Its Task
Metaphysics and Its Task (July 1999)
The Search for the Categorial Foundation of Knowledge
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

By offering the first systematic analysis of the nature of the discipline, Metaphysics and Its Task answers why metaphysics always recovers from the attacks it has been subjected to throughout its history. This is done by examining its object, method, aim, and the kind of propositions of which it is composed. In addition to presenting a new conception of metaphysics and an explanation of the resilience of the discipline, the book offers a nov...(Read More)
 
 
Function, Selection, and Design
Function, Selection, and Design (July 1999)
David J. Buller - Editor

A complete sourcebook for philosophical discussion of the nature of function in biology.

This authoritative book, written by the leading experts in the field of the philosophy of biology, brings together the defining literature in the debate concerning proper analysis of teleological concepts in biology. The introduction provides a clear and coherent overview to the philosophical progress regarding the nature of functi...(Read More)
 
 
Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge
Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge (April 1999)
Phillip Ferreira - Author

Arguing against those who situate F.H. Bradley as a skeptic, mystic, or empiricist, this book makes a case for understanding his thought firmly in the tradition of rationalistic idealism.
"Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge provides a readable guide to a difficult philosopher. It contains numerous insights and it reveals some unexpected ramifications of Bradley's views. Moreover, it does this repeatedly and in surprising place...(Read More)
 
 
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence (January 1999)
James L. Marsh - Author

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence is a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The book moves from an existential phenomenology of the knowing and choosing subject through affirmation of a processive and l...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics
Metaphysics (August 1998)
Josiah Royce - Author
William Ernest Hocking - Editor
Richard Hocking - Editor
Frank Oppenheim - Editor

An edited transcript of the great Harvard philosopher Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics, given at Harvard in 1915-1916.

This book is an edited transcript of Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics at Harvard in 1915-1916.

"Nowhere else did Royce have an opportunity to explain the relations between his two most ambitious works, The World and the Individual and ...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics to Metafictions
Metaphysics to Metafictions (August 1998)
Hegel, Nietzsche, and the End of Philosophy
Paul S. Miklowitz - Author

Examines the key role played by Nietzsche in the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality.

Through close reading and interpretive reflections, Paul Miklowitz examines key dialectics in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit in order to come to terms with the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality inaugurated by Nietzsche. In his interpretation of the Phenomenology, Miklowitz shows how Hegel skillfully manipu...(Read More)
 
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