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Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics


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Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 1992, this collection of original texts addresses the philosophical realm of metaphysics, not only ontology but the philosophy of science, religion and morals. The theory of values and the theory of absolutes are the subject of more than one volume, while others take a broader spectrum and outlay the history of the philosophical arguments. The nature of objects and questions of being and identity are addressed from very different perspectives. With some volumes by very eminent thinkers, this is a great addition to any collection on philosophy.

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Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

1st Edition

Various
March 11, 2019

Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 1992, this collection of original texts addresses the philosophical realm of metaphysics, not only ontology but the philosophy of science, religion and morals. The theory of values and the theory of absolutes are the subject of more than one...

Ascent to the Absolute: Metaphysical Papers and Lectures

Ascent to the Absolute: Metaphysical Papers and Lectures

1st Edition

J. N. Findlay
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1970. This book is a collection of lectures and papers given by Professor Findlay in the 1960s. The theme is an argument for a metaphysical Absolute, in the sense of post-Hegelian Idealism. Findlay’s word for the Absolute process is ‘Enterprise’, which must be necessary in...

Reality and Value: An Introduction to Metaphysics and an Essay on the Theory of Value

Reality and Value: An Introduction to Metaphysics and an Essay on the Theory of Value

1st Edition

Arthur Campbell Garnett
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1937. This book addresses the importance of the theory of values that rests on a general metaphysical understanding founded on a comprehensive view of all aspects of the world. The author speaks against the absolutist theories with a realistic one encompassing a theory of...

The Existence of the World: An Introduction to Ontology

The Existence of the World: An Introduction to Ontology

1st Edition

Reinhardt Grossmann
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1992. The history of Western philosophy can be seen as a battle between those that insist that the "physical universe" exists and those would claim that there is a much larger "world" which contains atemporal and nonspatial things as well. The central part of this book,...

The Listening Self: Personal Growth, Social Change and the Closure of Metaphysics

The Listening Self: Personal Growth, Social Change and the Closure of Metaphysics

1st Edition

David Michael Levin
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1989. In this interdisciplinary study, Dr Levin offers an account of personal growth and self-fulfilment based on the development of our capacity for listening. This book should be of interest to advanced students of critical theory, psychology, cultural studies, ethics,...

Events: A Metaphysical Study

Events: A Metaphysical Study

1st Edition

Lawrence Brian Lombard
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1986. The theory of events presented is one that construes events to be concrete particulars; and it embodies an attempt to take seriously the idea that events are the changes that objects undergo when they change. The theory is about what an event really is, about when...

The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things

1st Edition

Anthony M. Quinton
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1973. In this systematic treatise, Anthony Quinton examines the concept of substance, a philosophical refinement of the everyday notion of a thing. Four distinct, but not unconnected, problems about substance are identified: what accounts for the individuality of a thing;...

The Approach to Metaphysics

The Approach to Metaphysics

1st Edition

E. W. F. Tomlin
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1947. This book looks at contemporary conundrums in philosophical tendencies, bringing the reader a first-principles review of the purpose of such enquiries in relation to modern life. It presents the importance of the history of the development of philosophical thought,...

Metaphysics

Metaphysics

1st Edition

William H. Walsh
March 11, 2019

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...

Methods of Metaphysics

Methods of Metaphysics

1st Edition

Alan White
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1987. This book comprises a critical exposition of the thoughts on metaphysics of the major philosophers of the tradition. It introduces the ideas of these philosophers to students but is of interest to teachers as well. The author begins with a survey of the metaphysical...

An Introduction to Metaphysics

An Introduction to Metaphysics

1st Edition

C. H. Whiteley
March 11, 2019

Originally published in 1950. For those interested in the fundamental problems of philosophy but not familiar with its technicalities, this book introduces the main type of theory in metaphysics, not by a catalogue of philosophers’ opinions but by a continuous train of reasoning. The central theme...

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