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Approaches to Metaphysics : STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION - Professor William Sweet

Approaches to Metaphysics


Hardcover Published: 29th June 2004
ISBN: 9781402021817
Number Of Pages: 336

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Today, when systematic philosophy - and reason itself - are challenged both outside of and within philosophy, is it still possible to do metaphysics? This volume provides a broad perspective on contemporary approaches to the nature and the fundamental questions of metaphysics. Drawing on scholars from continental Europe, Asia, Canada, the United States, and Great Britain, and representing a variety of philosophical cultures and traditions, this volume surveys and extends work in metaphysics and its implications for broader philosophical concerns (e.g., in ethics and social philosophy, in mathematics and logic, and in epistemology). It also addresses such questions as the role of history and historicity in undertaking metaphysics, the nature of metaphysics, the priority of metaphysics over epistemology, and the challenges of empiricism and postmodernism.

List of Contributors
Introduction: Taking Metaphysics Seriously
Issues in Classical Metaphysics
Does Being Have a Nature? (Or: Metaphysics as a Science of the Real)
Logic and Metaphysics in German Philosophy from Melanchthon to Hegel
Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Pre-Established Harmony
Modern Challenges to the Scope of Metaphysics
The Integration of History and Metaphysics
Suffering, Metaphysics, and Nietzsche's Path to the Holy
Can Creation' be a Metaphysical Concept?
Metaphysics West and East: Bosanquet and Sankara
On the Road to Metaphysics - Freedom, Agency, And Existence
Metaphysics and the Origins of Arendt's Account of Evil and Human Freedom
Agents, Causes, and Explanations: The Idea of a Metaphysical System
Speculative and Analytical Philosophy, Theories of Existence, and the Generalization of the Mathematical Function
Metaphysical Theories In A Contemporary Context
Jacques Maritain and the Metaphysics of Plato
Metaphysics and Idealism
Empiricism: Principles and Problems
The Possibility of Metaphysics
Metaphysics as "de Insolubilibus"
Designing Metaphysics
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ISBN: 9781402021817
ISBN-10: 140202181X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68