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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)
 
 
For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife
For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife (December 1997)
Politics, Aesthetics, Metaphysics
Günter Figal - Author
Wayne Klein - Translator

This first book-length work of the prominent German philosopher Gunter Figal to appear in English offers a radical defense of metaphysical philosophy in the era of postmodern thought.

"This book will take its rightful place as a leading contribution to the burgeoning resurgence of interest in political philosophy from a continental perspective. The author operates out of an hermeneutic perspective on political philosophy...(Read More)
 
 
Being and Value
Being and Value (March 1996)
Toward a Constructive Postmodern Metaphysics
Frederick Ferre - Author

This book shows the vital relationship between human life and the philosophical placement of value, emphasizing the now-occurring transition from the old mechanical world view to the postmodern alternative inspired by ecology.

"This volume is metaphysics with courage and conviction, set forth with persuasion and comprehensiveness, at a time when few people have such metaphysical courage, conviction, and comprehensiveness...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche and Metaphysics
Nietzsche and Metaphysics (March 1996)
Michel Haar - Author
Michael Gendre - Editor/translator

Provides an assessment of the overcoming of metaphysics urged by Nietzsche--a critical and reconstructive overcoming. He also probes Nietzsche's project of subverting subjectivity.

Michel Haar assesses the overcoming of metaphysics urged by Nietzsche. He probes tensions usually acknowledged without further questioning, and he probes discrepancies. Haar points out that Nietzsche's overcoming must be conceived as a task both critical and...(Read More)
 
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