Introduction à la métaphysique

By Henri Bergson, Nicolas Novion

Voici l'essai qui a rendu Bergson célèbre dans le monde entier. L'auteur du Rire y invente une nouvelle méthode en philosophie et une façon inédite de pratiquer l. a. métaphysique. Qu'est-ce donc que l. a. métaphysique ? C'est reconnaître que tout n'est pas parfait dans l'ordre du savoir, que l'insatisfaction y règne même, et qu'il faut pour appréhender le monde, utiliser l'intuition. Bref, ce n'est pas quitter un monde instable et mouvant pour rejoindre une réalité ferme et solid, c'est plutôt plonger au coeur des choses, saisir los angeles vie même...

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Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy

By Paul Horwich

Paul Horwich develops an interpretation of Ludwig Wittgenstein's later writings that differs in sizeable respects from what can already be present in the literature. He argues that it truly is Wittgenstein's noticeably anti-theoretical metaphilosophy--and no longer (as assumed by means of such a lot different commentators) his id of the that means of a observe with its use--that lies on the origin of his discussions of particular matters referring to language, the brain, arithmetic, wisdom, paintings, and faith. hence Horwich's first goal is to provide a transparent account of Wittgenstein's hyper-deflationist view of what philosophy is, the way it can be carried out, and what it could in attaining. His moment goal is to shield this view opposed to a number of objections: that's, to demonstrate its virtues, no longer basically as a correct interpreting of Wittgenstein, yet because the right notion of philosophy itself. And the 3rd target is to envision the applying of this view to quite a few topics--but essentially to language and to adventure. one other virtue of this method is its presupposition that Wittgenstein's principles will be formulated with precision and that stable arguments can be came across on their behalf. This pair of guiding assumptions--the centrality of Wittgenstein's metaphilosophy, and its susceptibility to rigorous articulation and rational support--are admittedly debatable yet are vindicated, not only textually, yet via the facility and plausibility of the philosophy that effects from them.

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Process and Reality (Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of Edinburgh During the Session 1927-28)

By Alfred North Whitehead

One of many significant philosophical texts of the twentieth century, Process and Reality relies on Alfred North Whitehead’s influential lectures that he introduced on the college of Edinburgh within the Nineteen Twenties on approach philosophy.

Whitehead’s grasp paintings in philsophy, technique and Reality propounds a process of speculative philosophy, often called technique philosophy, within which some of the components of fact right into a constant relation to one another. it's also an exploration of a few of the preeminent thinkers of the 17th and eighteenth centuries, corresponding to Descartes, Newton, Locke, and Kant.

The final variation of Whitehead’s magnum opus, method and Reality is a customary reference for students of all backgrounds.

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Aristotle: Metaphysics Theta: Translated with an Introduction and Commentary (Clarendon Aristotle Series)

Stephen Makin provides a transparent and actual new translation of an influential and much-discussed a part of Aristotle's philosophical process, followed via an analytical and significant remark concentrating on philosophical matters. In booklet Theta of the Metaphysics Aristotle introduces the techniques of reality and potentiality--which have been to stay valuable to philosophical research into the fashionable era--and explores the excellence among the particular and the potential.

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Hegelian Metaphysics

By Robert Stern

The good German idealist thinker G. W. F. Hegel has exerted a major impression at the improvement of philosophy from the early nineteenth century to the current. however the metaphysical elements of his inspiration are nonetheless under-appreciated. In a sequence of essays Robert Stern strains the improvement of a distinctively Hegelian method of metaphysics and sure principal metaphysical concerns. The publication starts with an advent that considers this topic as an entire, by means of a bit of essays on Hegel himself. Stern then makes a speciality of the best way convinced key metaphysical rules in Hegel's method, comparable to his doctrine of the 'concrete common' and his belief of fact, relate to the taking into account the British Idealists at the one hand, and the yankee Pragmatists at the different. the amount concludes through reading a critique of Hegel's metaphysical place from the viewpoint of the 'continental' culture, and particularly Gilles Deleuze.

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Leibniz, Whitehead and the Metaphysics of Causation

By Pierfrancesco Basile

This ebook introduces the reader to Whitehead’s complicated and sometimes misunderstood metaphysics via displaying that it offers with questions on the character of causation initially raised by means of the philosophy of Leibniz. Whitehead’s philosophy is an test at rehabilitating Leibniz’s thought of monads by way of recasting it by way of novel ontological different types.

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Slaves of the Passions

Lengthy claimed to be the dominant perception of functional cause, the Humean thought that purposes for motion are instrumental, or defined via wants, is the root for a number of concerns in regards to the goal prescriptivity of morality. consequently, it has come less than extreme assault in fresh many years. a large choice of arguments were complicated which purport to teach that it really is fake, or strangely, even that it's incoherent. Slaves of the Passions goals to set the list directly, by way of advancing a model of the Humean thought of purposes which withstands this refined array of objections.

Mark Schroeder defends a thorough new view which, if right, signifies that the commitments of the Humean idea were largely misunderstood. alongside the way in which, he increases and addresses questions about the basic constitution of purposes, the character of normative motives, the goals of and demanding situations dealing with reductive perspectives in metaethics, the load of purposes, the character of wish, ethical epistemology, and most significantly, the connection among agent-relational and agent-neutral purposes for action.

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The Metaphysics of Perfect Beings (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion)

By Michael J. Almeida

The Metaphysics of excellent Beings addresses the issues an Anselmian excellent being faces in contexts related to limitless innovations. contemporary advances within the concept of vagueness, the metaphysics of multiverses and hyperspace, the idea of dynamic or sequential selection, the good judgment of ethical and rational dilemmas, and metaethical idea give you the assets to formulate the recent demanding situations and the Anselmian responses with an strange measure of precision. Almeida indicates that the demanding situations coming up within the strange contexts concerning limitless strategies occasionally produce metaphysical shock.

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Metaphysics - Aristotle

By Aristotle

Metaphysics starts with sketching the heritage of philosophy. For Aristotle, philosophy arose traditionally after simple prerequisites have been secured. Metaphysics is Aristotle's model of philosophy studying the character of fact, together with the connection among brain and topic, substance and characteristic, truth and cost. Aristotle argues that there are a handful of common truths. Aristotle's works have encouraged technology, faith, and philosophy for almost thousand years. He can be regarded as the daddy of logical inspiration. Aristotle wrote: "There is not anything within the mind that was once no longer first within the senses." He wrote that every thing that's discovered in lifestyles is realized via sensory belief. Aristotle used to be the 1st to set up the founding precept of good judgment. the good author Dante known as Aristotle "The grasp of these who know."

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Radio Free Albemuth

By Philip K. Dick

In Radio loose Albemuth, his final novel, Philip ok. Dick morphed and recombined issues that had expert his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned paintings that reads like a visionary exchange historical past of the U.S.. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and choked with adequate conspiracy theories to please the main hardened paranoid, Radio unfastened Albemuth is evidence of Dick's stature as our century's maximum technology fiction author.

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