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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)
 
 
Perplexity and Ultimacy
Perplexity and Ultimacy (August 1995)
Metaphysical Thoughts from the Middle
William Desmond - Author

Desmond explores perplexity regarding ultimacy--the metaphysical perplexity that precedes and exceeds scientific and commonsense curiosity.
Desmond writes about the metaphysical perplexity that cannot be identified with scientific or commonsense curiosity. This perplexity is in another dimension of thought, asking questions about what precedes and exceeds the determinate intelligibilities of science and common sense. Desmond explores what...(Read More)
 
 
Transformations in Consciousness
Transformations in Consciousness (July 1995)
The Metaphysics and Epistemology. Franklin Merrell-Wolff Containing His Introceptualism
Franklin Merrell-Wolff - Author

This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness.
This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--that embraces the wider ranges opened by the door of realization--while not excluding the contents of the more common experience. A realization in consciousness that finds no place...(Read More)
 
 
Being and the Between
Being and the Between (March 1995)
William Desmond - Author

This is the culmination of a systematic metaphysics written by a world-class philosopher, demonstrating the need for a renewal of metaphysics.

As Plato told us long ago, the human being is neither a god nor a beast, but someone in between. Philosophy too is in between. How do we philosophize in between? W hat is the being of the between? This book answers the question in the most comprehensive terms possible. It offers a...(Read More)
 
 
The Path of Archaic Thinking
The Path of Archaic Thinking (March 1995)
Unfolding the Work of John Sallis
Kenneth Maly - Editor

This is the first anthology of commentary on Sallis that shows what is genuinely unique in his thought: the transformative relation of reason and imagination in thinking "after Heidegger."
This book demonstrates that the kind of philosophy called Continental thought belongs to America in its own right. It reflects the depth, originality, and revolutionary character of Sallis's "re-doing" imagination--of his twisting imagination free fro...(Read More)
 
 
The Ends of Philosophy
The Ends of Philosophy (January 1995)
Lawrence Cahoone - Author

This is a critique of Peirce, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Buchler, Derrida, and Rorty as anti-realists, showing that each of these philosophers affirms some form of self-undermining relativism that cannot account for itself.
The issue is, "can philosophy attain knowledge at all?" This book seeks a deep and comprehensive confrontation between the foundationalist aims of traditional philosophy, the postmodern critique, and the pragmatic attem...(Read More)
 
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