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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 on 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 credibil...(Read More)
 
 
Nature and Logos
Nature and Logos (June 2011)
A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought
William S. Hamrick - Author
Jan Van der Veken - Author

Exploration of Alfred North Whitehead’s influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s ontology of nature.

This is the first book-length account of how Maurice Merleau-Ponty used certain texts by Alfred North Whitehead to develop an ontology based on nature, and how he could have used other Whitehead texts that he did not know in order to complete his last ontology. This account is enriched by several of Merleau-P...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophical Dialectics
Philosophical Dialectics (March 2006)
An Essay on Metaphilosophy
Nicholas Rescher - Author

A study in philosophical methodology aimed at providing a clear view of the scope and limits of philosophical inquiry.

While the pursuit of philosophy “of” studies—of science, of art, of politics—has blossomed, the philosophy of philosophy remains a comparatively neglected domain. In this book, Nicholas Rescher fills this gap by offering a study in methodology aimed at providing a clear view of ...(Read More)
 
 
Petrified Intelligence
Petrified Intelligence (November 2004)
Nature in Hegel's Philosophy
Alison Stone - Author

A critical introduction to Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature.

Petrified Intelligence offers the first comprehensive treatment of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature, exploring its central place within his system, including its relation to his Logic, Philosophy of Mind, and moral and political thought. It highlights the contemporary relevance of Hegel's approach to nature, particularly with respe...(Read More)
 
 
Whitehead's Philosophy
Whitehead's Philosophy (October 2004)
Points of Connection
Janusz A. Polanowski - Editor
Donald W. Sherburne - Editor

Demonstrates myriad points of connection between Whitehead's philosophy and mainstream philosophical traditions.

This volume explores the range of Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy and his relevance to contemporary philosophical traditions. While philosophers and theologians with only a passing acquaintance with Whitehead might think that his philosophy is unconnected to our Western philosophical tradition, the contri...(Read More)
 
 
On the Essence of Language
On the Essence of Language (September 2004)
The Metaphysics of Language and the Essencing of the Word Concerning Herder's Treatise On the Origin of Language
Martin Heidegger - Author
Wanda Torres Gregory - Translator
Yvonne Unna - Translator

This important early Heidegger text sheds new light on his later focus on language.

This English translation of Vom Wesen der Sprache, volume 85 of Martin Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe, contains fascinating discussions of language that are important both for those interested in Heidegger's thought and for those who wish to think through the nature of language. The guiding theme of these reflections on langua...(Read More)
 
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