William H. Walsh
March 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9780367193973 - CAT# K417706
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics
Originally published in 1963. An outline of the metaphysical positions held by such major philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel, Kant, Hume, Moore, Bradley, Wittgenstein. The author maintains – controversially – that metaphysical arguments have a close bearing on religious and moral beliefs.
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Philosophy of Plato 3. Metaphysics as News from Nowhere 4. Materialism and Aristotelianism 5. Metaphysics without Ontology 6. The Limits of Reason: Descartes and Cogito ergo sum 7. The Limits of Reason: Hume and Causality 8. Contemporary Anti-metaphysics 9. The Origins of Hegelianism 10. Metaphysical Assertion and Metaphysical Argument 11. True and False in Metaphysics 12. Metaphysics and Analysis