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Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology books

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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

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

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

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

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: 01/09/2017

Speculative Realism and Science Fiction by Brian (University of Split) Willems Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

One of the reasons that speculative materialism challenges anthropomorphism is that a human-centred approach to the environment is leading to ecological collapse. Therefore, when non-human things are taken to be as equally valid objects of investigation as humans, a more...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Evil, Fallenness, and Finitude by Bruce Benson Evil, Fallenness, and Finitude

This collection addresses the perennial philosophical and theological issues of human finitude and the potentiality for evil.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/08/2017

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: 18/08/2017

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


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

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


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

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: 29/09/2017

Rethinking Whitehead's Symbolism Thought, Language, Culture by Kilsby Family/John B Cobb Jr Professor of Process Studies and Founder of the Whitehead Research Project Roland (Claremon Faber Rethinking Whitehead's Symbolism Thought, Language, Culture

Explores the contemporary significance of Alfred North Whitehead's 1927 book Symbolism: Its Meaning and Effect This collection of 11 essays form a new examination of Whitehead's Barbour-Page lectures, which were published as the book Symbolism: Its Meaning and Effect in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Speculative Empiricism Revisiting Whitehead by Didier (Free University of Brussels) Debaise, Isabelle (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) Stengers Speculative Empiricism Revisiting Whitehead
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A radically new philosophy of experience and speculation, based on a reading of Whitehead's Process and Reality Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Speculative Empiricism Revisiting Whitehead by Didier (Free University of Brussels) Debaise, Isabelle (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) Stengers Speculative Empiricism Revisiting Whitehead
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A radically new philosophy of experience and speculation, based on a reading of Whitehead's Process and Reality Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

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: 13/10/2017

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: 14/10/2017

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: 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

Object-Oriented Ontology by Graham Harman Object-Oriented Ontology

We humans tend to believe that things are only real in as much as we perceive them, an idea reinforced by modern philosophy, which privileges us as special, radically different in kind from all other objects. But as Graham Harman,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

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: 27/10/2017

The Contingency of Necessity Reason and God as Matters of Fact by Assistant Professor in Philosophy Tyler (Gonzaga University) Tritten The Contingency of Necessity Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Focusing on the central striking claim that there is something rather than nothing - that all necessity is consequent - Tritten engages with a wide range of ancient as well as contemporary philosophers including Quentin Meillassoux, Richard Kearney, Friedrich Schelling,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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

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: Electronic book text - Released: 31/10/2017

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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: 18/08/2017

Ontology Without Borders by Jody (Tufts) Azzouni Ontology Without Borders

Our experience of objects is very rich. We perceive objects as possessing individuation conditions. This, however, is a projection of our senses and thinking. Azzouni shows the resulting austere metaphysics tames many ancient philosophical problems about constitution ( Ship of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

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: 15/08/2017

The Fragmentation of Being by Kris (Professor of Philosophy, Syracuse University) McDaniel The Fragmentation of Being
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Kris McDaniel argues that there are different ways in which things exist. For instance, past things don't exist in the same way as present things. Numbers don't exist in the same way as physical objects; nor do holes, which are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Senses of Mystery Engaging with Nature and the Meaning of Life by David E. Cooper Senses of Mystery Engaging with Nature and the Meaning of Life

In this beautifully written book, David E. Cooper uses a gentle walk through a tropical garden - the view of the fields and hills beyond it, the sound of birds, voices and flutes, the reflection of light in water, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art by Ashley Woodward Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Ashley Woodward demonstrates what a new generation of scholars are just discovering: that Lyotard s incisive work is essential for current debates in the humanities. Lyotard s ideas about the arts and the confrontations between humanist traditions and cutting-edge sciences...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Time, Technology and Environment An Essay on the Philosophy of Nature by Marco Altamirano, Andrea Eckersley, Antonia Pont, Jon Roffe Time, Technology and Environment An Essay on the Philosophy of Nature
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Marco Altamirano critiques the modern concept of nature to chart a new trajectory for the philosophy of nature. He goes on to deploy conceptual resources excavated from Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault and Leroi-Gourhan to show how technology, which bypasses the nature-artifice...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 01/08/2017

Senses of Mystery Engaging with Nature and the Meaning of Life by David E. Cooper Senses of Mystery Engaging with Nature and the Meaning of Life

In this beautifully written book, David E. Cooper uses a gentle walk through a tropical garden - the view of the fields and hills beyond it, the sound of birds, voices and flutes, the reflection of light in water, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

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: 15/07/2017

Fear and Trembling by Brittany Pheiffer Noble Fear and Trembling

What is the nature of our personal relationship with God? That's the core question of Fear and Trembling, published in 1843. If God asks us to do something we instinctively feel is unethical, must we obey and have faith that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Primitive Colors A Case Study in Neo-Pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception by Joshua Gert Primitive Colors A Case Study in Neo-Pragmatist Metaphysics and Philosophy of Perception

Joshua Gert presents an original account of color properties, and of our perception of them. He employs a general philosophical strategy - neo-pragmatism - which challenges an assumption made by virtually all other theories of color: he argues that colors...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

Williamson on Modality by Juhani (University of Oslo Norway) Yli-Vakkuri Williamson on Modality

Timothy Williamson is one of the most influential living philosophers working in the areas of logic and metaphysics. His work in these areas has been particularly influential in shaping debates about metaphysical modality, which is the topic of his recent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Experimental Metaphysics by David (Rutgers University, USA) Rose Experimental Metaphysics
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Metaphysics, almost entirely neglected by experimental philosophers, is the central focus of Experimental Metaphysics. The volume brings together a range of views aimed at addressing the question of how cognitive science might be relevant to metaphysics. With contributions from cognitive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Mereology: A Philosophical Introduction by Giorgio Lando Mereology: A Philosophical Introduction

Parthood and composition are everywhere. The leg of a table is part of the table, the word Christmas is part of the sentence I wish you a merry Christmas , the 13th century is part of the Middle Ages. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

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