Books in category Philosophy – Metaphysics

  • The Universe As We Find It

    The Universe As We Find It
    John Heil

    What are the elements of being, reality's raw materials? John Heil offers stimulating answers to these questions framed in terms of a comprehensive metaphysics of substances and properties inspired by Descartes, Locke, and their successors.

  • The Origins of Life

    The Origins of Life
    Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

    The primogenital matrix of generation (Tymieniecka), elaborated as the fulcrum of this collection, elucidates the main riddles of the scientific / philosophical controversies concerning the status of various spheres that seek to make sense …

  • Ontological Humility

    Ontological Humility
    Nancy J. Holland

    Explores ontological humility in the history of philosophy, from Descartes to contemporary gender and race theory.

  • Erste Philosophie oder Ontologie ┬ ┬ 1 78

    Erste Philosophie oder Ontologie (┬ž┬ž 1-78)
    Christian Wolff

    Bei Wolff dagegen ist die Erste Philosophie deshalb die erste, weil sie die Grunds├Ątze und die elementaren Begriffe bereitstellt, welche die Grundlage f├╝r ein deduktives Erkennen bilden.

  • Trust The Tacit Demand

    Trust: The Tacit Demand
    Olli Lagerspetz

    The author believes that this is not a coincidence but symptomatic of the irrelevance of received ideas of rationality for crucial areas of human agency. `Individualist' approaches, he argues, can be accused precisely of ignoring …

  • Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of Human Knowledge

    Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of Human Knowledge
    Robert J. Fogelin

    This volume introduces and assesses: * Berkeley's life and the background to the Principles * The ideas and text in the Principles * Berkeley's continuing importance to philosophy.

  • The Phenomenal Woman

    The Phenomenal Woman
    Christine Battersby

    In her new book, Christine Battersby rethinks questions of embodiment, essence, sameness and difference, self and "other," patriarchy and power.

  • Seeing the Self

    Seeing the Self
    Einar ├śverenget

    " . . . die Augen hat mir Husserl eingesetzt. ,,1 he aim of Twentieth century phenomenology is to provide a non T psychologistic interpretation of subjectivity.

  • The Finitude of Being

    The Finitude of Being
    Joan Stambaugh

    Stambaugh (philosophy, City U. of New York) elucidates one of the central themes in the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), based on her talks with him, and on her extensive study of his works, several of which she has …

  • Dialogics of Self the Mahabharata and Culture

    Dialogics of Self, the Mahabharata and Culture
    Lakshmi Bandlamudi

    This volume is about the interplay of several histories – that of the individual, individual's past relationship to the text, which in turn is dependent on the nature of encounters they have had in the past, and the history of the text, and …

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