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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)
 
 
Process Metaphysics
Process Metaphysics (February 1996)
An Introduction to Process Philosophy
Nicholas Rescher - Author

Presents a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition of this influential and interesting sector of twentieth-century American philosophy.

This is a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition for readers who want to inform themselves regarding this influential and interesting sector of twentieth century American philosophy.

"In this book, one of the nation's most literate, prolific, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Kierkegaard and the Concept of Revelation
Kierkegaard and the Concept of Revelation (November 1995)
Steven M. Emmanuel - Author

Provides the first comprehensive interpretation of Kierkegaard's view of Christian revelation and demonstrates the central importance of that concept for understanding the development of his religious philosophy.

Gathering together the various strands of Kierkegaard's thought--his understanding of the relationship between faith and reason, the relevance of historical knowledge to faith, the nature of religious conversion...(Read More)
 
 
Creativity and God
Creativity and God (October 1995)
A Challenge to Process Theology, New Edition
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

This book is a sympathetic critique of process theology with responses to the arguments addressed by leading thinkers.

Creativity and God is a sympathetic criticism of process theology. Neville shows that process thought is deeply mistaken to distinguish as it does so sharply between creativity and God and
thus falls into both metaphysical and religious difficulties. Metaphysically, it cannot gi...(Read More)
 
 
The Cosmology of Freedom
The Cosmology of Freedom (October 1995)
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

The book shows the connections between the personal and the social dimensions of freedom, and how all the meanings of freedom are functions of the natural cosmos.

Neville's The Cosmology of Freedom corrects the tendency to believe that freedom consists in one thing alone, for instance not being constrained, or being able to choose between live options, or participating in a democratic political process. He lays o...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle's Theory of Actuality
Aristotle's Theory of Actuality (September 1995)
Zev Bechler - Author

This is an attack on Aristotle showing that his misplaced drive toward the consistent application of his actualistic ontology (denying the reality of all potential things) resulted in many of his major theses being essentially vacuous.

This is an attack on Aristotle showing that, after his revolt against Plato's separate ideas, he formulated his actualistic ontology denying the reality of all potential things and...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics as Rhetoric
Metaphysics as Rhetoric (September 1995)
Alfarabi's Summary of Plato's "Laws"
Joshua Parens - Author

Parens argues that Alfarabi, the tenth-century Muslim philosopher, demonstrated that Plato is not the originator of Western metaphysics, and that what appears to be Plato's metaphysics was intended as a rhetorical defense of his politics.
"Parens's scholarship is sound, persuasive, utterly interesting, and compelling. In many ways, this book may even be described as pathbreaking. The breadth of the author's reading in the history of philo...(Read More)
 
 
Normative Cultures
Normative Cultures (August 1995)
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

This is a philosophic study of theory and practical reason focusing on social obligation and personal responsibility. It draws on Chinese as well as Western Traditions of philosophy.

"The subject of Neville's Normative Cultures is the rebirth of philosophy as a 'worldly' enterprise. There is no topic more significant than this one for the philosopher truly responsive to the present demands of his discipline." --...(Read More)
 
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