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Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology books

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Deleuze and Becoming by Samantha (Sierra Nevada College, USA) Bankston Deleuze and Becoming
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Deleuze's concept of `becoming' provides the key to his notoriously complex metaphysics, yet it has not been systematized until now. Bankston tracks the concept of becoming and its underlying temporal processes across Deleuze's writings, arguing that expressions of becoming(s) appear...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Nature and Normativity Biology, Teleology, and Meaning by Mark Okrent Nature and Normativity Biology, Teleology, and Meaning

Nature and Normativity argues that the problem of the place of norms in nature has been essentially misunderstood when it has been articulated in terms of the relation of human language and thought, on the one hand, and the world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Real Fourdimensionalism An Essay in the Ontology of Persistence and Mind by Ludwig Jaskolla Real Fourdimensionalism An Essay in the Ontology of Persistence and Mind

This book explores persistence, taking human beings as an example case. It investigates how concrete particulars stay the same during their temporal carriers while changing significantly. Themes of relativity, structural realism, 4-dimensional ontologies and different strains of panpsychism are amongst...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2017

Immanent Materialisms Speculation and critique by Charlie Blake Immanent Materialisms Speculation and critique

Must a philosophy of life be materialist, and if so, must it also be a philosophy of immanence? In the last twenty years or so there has been a growing trend in continental thought and philosophy and critical theory that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2017

Resistance and Psychoanalysis Impossible Divisions by Dr. Simon Morgan Wortham Resistance and Psychoanalysis Impossible Divisions

As calls mount for resistance to recent political events, Simon Morgan Wortham rethinks how psychoanalysis, political thought and philosophy can be brought together. He explores the political implications and complexities of a psychoanalytic resistance through close readings of authors from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Contingency of Necessity Reason and God as Matters of Fact by Tyler Tritten The Contingency of Necessity Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Focusing on the central striking claim that all necessity is consequent. Tritten engages with ancient and contemporary philosophers including Quentin Meillassoux, Richard Kearney, Friedrich Schelling, Emile Boutroux and Markus Gabriel. He argues that even reason and God, while necessary according...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects by Caspar Hare, Mark Johnston On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects
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Caspar Hare makes an original and compelling case for egocentric presentism, a view about the nature of first-person experience, about what happens when we see things from our own particular point of view. A natural thought about our first-person experience...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/10/2017

Tracing the Path of Giambattista Vico's Universal Right by Fabrizio Lomonaco Tracing the Path of Giambattista Vico's Universal Right


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Musical Ontology A Guide for the Perplexed by Lisa Giombini Musical Ontology A Guide for the Perplexed


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Conceiving Nature after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel The Philosopher's Guide to the Universe by Richard Dien Winfield Conceiving Nature after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel The Philosopher's Guide to the Universe

This book defies the reigning dismissal of the philosophy of nature by turning to what Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel have had to say about nature and critically thinking through their arguments to reconstruct a comprehensive account of the universe.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

Natural Processes Understanding Metaphysics Without Substance by Andrew M. Winters Natural Processes Understanding Metaphysics Without Substance

In thinking about ontology as the study of being or what fundamentally exists, we can adopt an ontology that either takes substances or processes as primary.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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Paradoxes of Time Travel by Ryan (Professor of Philosophy, Western Washington University) Wasserman Paradoxes of Time Travel
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Ryan Wasserman explores a range of fascinating puzzles raised by the possibility of time travel, with entertaining examples from physics, science fiction, and popular culture, and he draws out their implications for our understanding of time, tense, freedom, fatalism, causation,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Spinoza on Reason by Michael (Professor of Philosophy, University of Otago) Lebuffe Spinoza on Reason
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Michael LeBuffe explains claims about reason in Spinoza's metaphysics, theory of mind, ethics, and politics. He emphasizes the extent to which different claims build upon one another so contribute to the systematic coherence of Spinoza's philosophy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion Descartes and Beyond by Peter (University of Otago, New Zealand) Anstey Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion Descartes and Beyond
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This volume explores the themes of vanishing matter, matter and the laws of nature, the qualities of matter, and the diversity of the debates about matter in the early modern period. Chapters are unified by a number of interlocking themes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

Lacanian Realism Political and Clinical Psychoanalysis by Duane (Assistant Professor) Rousselle Lacanian Realism Political and Clinical Psychoanalysis

Lacanian theorists and philosophers have had to formulate responses to the volatile branch of philosophy known as speculative realism. Alain Badiou has claimed that Quentin Meillassoux's book After Finitude (Bloomsbury, 2008) opened up a new path in the history of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

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The State and the Self Identity and Identities by Maren Behrensen The State and the Self Identity and Identities

What makes a person the same person over time? This book provide an 'externalist' metaphysical account of personal identity and its ethical implications.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

The State and the Self Identity and Identities by Maren Behrensen The State and the Self Identity and Identities

What makes a person the same person over time? This book provide an 'externalist' metaphysical account of personal identity and its ethical implications.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Rethinking Whitehead s Symbolism Thought, Language, Culture by Roland Faber, Jeffrey A. Bell Rethinking Whitehead s Symbolism Thought, Language, Culture
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11 essays by leading Whitehead scholars re-examinae Whitehead s Barbour-Page lectures, published as the book Symbolism: Its Meaning and Effect in 1927, to give you exciting insights into the contemporary implications of Whitehead's symbolism in an era of new scientific,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Incontinence of the Void Economico-Philosophical Spandrels by Slavoj Zizek Incontinence of the Void Economico-Philosophical Spandrels

The formidably brilliant Zizek considers sexuality, ontology, subjectivity, and Marxian critiques of political economy by way of Lacanian psychoanalysis.If the most interesting theoretical interventions emerge today from the interspaces between fields, then the foremost interspaceman is Slavoj Zizek. In Incontinence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee Ultimate Questions

We human beings had no say in existing--we just opened our eyes and found ourselves here. We have a fundamental need to understand who we are and the world we live in. Reason takes us a long way, but mystery...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Truth, Time and History: A Philosophical Inquiry by Sophie (University of London, UK) Botros Truth, Time and History: A Philosophical Inquiry
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Truth, Time and History investigates the reality of the past by connecting arguments across areas which are conventionally discussed in isolation from each other. Breaking the impasse within the narrower analytic debate between Dummett's semantic anti-realists and the truth value...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Metaphysics An Introduction by Jonathan (University of Nottingham, UK) Tallant Metaphysics An Introduction
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A guide to understanding contemporary metaphysics organized around the theme of truth --
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Metaphysics An Introduction by Jonathan (University of Nottingham, UK) Tallant Metaphysics An Introduction
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If the sentence `my cat is on the mat' is true how does it get to be true? Sentences are made true by what exists. But what about claims such as `There were dinosaurs?' and `2+2=4'. How do they get...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Badiou and Indifferent Being A Critical Introduction to Being and Event by William Watkin Badiou and Indifferent Being A Critical Introduction to Being and Event

The first critical work to attempt the mammoth undertaking of reading Badiou's Being and Event as part of a sequence has often surprising, occasionally controversial results. Looking back on its publication Badiou declared: I had inscribed my name in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Beyond Whitehead Recent Advances in Process Thought by Jakub Dziadkowiec Beyond Whitehead Recent Advances in Process Thought

Beyond Whitehead brings the reader up to date with the latest developments in process philosophy, concerning the study its basic concepts and their roots, and its potential extensions and revisions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Levinas, Kant and the Problematic of Temporality by Adonis Frangeskou Levinas, Kant and the Problematic of Temporality

The book offers an ethical interpretation of the Critique of Pure Reason by establishing the historical connection between the problematic of Temporality in the philosophies of Heidegger and Levinas on the one hand, and the ground-laying of metaphysics in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2017

The Scent of Time A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering by Byung-Chul Han The Scent of Time A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering

In his philosophical reflections on the art of lingering, acclaimed cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han argues that the value we attach today to the vita activa is producing a crisis in our sense of time.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Scent of Time A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering by Byung-Chul Han The Scent of Time A Philosophical Essay on the Art of Lingering

In his philosophical reflections on the art of lingering, acclaimed cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han argues that the value we attach today to the vita activa is producing a crisis in our sense of time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Metaphysical Perspectives by Nicholas Rescher Metaphysical Perspectives

Nicholas Rescher offers a grand vision of how to conceptualize, and in some cases answer, some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics and value theory. He engages issues across a wide range of metaphysical themes, from different world views...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Organism and Environment Inheritance and Subjectivity in the Life Sciences by Russell Winslow Organism and Environment Inheritance and Subjectivity in the Life Sciences

In this book, Russell Winslow analyzes contemporary discourses in microbiology and evolutionary inheritance theory to foreground the metaphysical prejudices that unreflectively subtend these discourses, highlight and illuminate an emergent prejudice of an ecological ontology in microbiology, and determine what interpretive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

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