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Aristotle

Aristotle

Vol. I, Bks. 1-9: Metaphysics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780674992993
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Annotation Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias's relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 3432 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of 'Peripatetics'), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows: I Practical: Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical: Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics: on being as being. V Art: Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristotle is in twenty-three volumes.

The Philosophy of Ontological Lateness

The Philosophy of Ontological Lateness

Merleau-Ponty and the Tasks of Thinking

  • Author: Keith Whitmoyer
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350003980
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Addressing Merleau-Ponty's work Phenomenology of Perception, in dialogue with The Visible and the Invisible, his lectures at the Collège de France, and his reading of Proust, this book argues that at play in his thought is a philosophy of "ontological lateness†?. This describes the manner in which philosophical reflection is fated to lag behind its objects; therefore an absolute grasp on being remains beyond its reach. Merleau-Ponty articulates this philosophy against the backdrop of what he calls "cruel thought†?, a style of reflecting that seeks resolution by limiting, circumscribing, and arresting its object. By contrast, the philosophy of ontological lateness seeks no such finality-no apocalypsis or unveiling-but is characterized by its ability to accept the veiling of being and its own constitutive lack of punctuality. To this extent, his thinking inaugurates a new relation to the becoming of sense that overcomes cruel thought. Merleau-Ponty's work gives voice to a wisdom of dispossession that allows for the withdrawal of being. Never before has anyone engaged with the theme of Merleau-Ponty's own understanding of philosophy in such a sustained way as Whitmoyer does in this volume.

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics

  • Author: Dean Zimmerman
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191562319
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this new series is a much-needed focus for it. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. A special feature of this volume is an unpublished paper on nominalism by W. V. Quine, arguably the most influential figure in philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century. It is accompanied by five specially commissioned commentaries. Topics discussed by other papers in this volume include ontology, location, truthmaking, and physicalism. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.

Aristotle on Emotions in Law and Politics

Aristotle on Emotions in Law and Politics

  • Author: Liesbeth Huppes-Cluysenaer,Nuno M.M.S. Coelho
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319667033
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 473
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In this book, experts from the fields of law and philosophy explore the works of Aristotle to illuminate the much-debated and fascinating relationship between emotions and justice. Emotions matter in connection with democracy and equity – they are relevant to the judicial enforcement of rights, legal argumentation, and decision-making processes in legislative bodies and courts. The decisive role that emotions, feelings and passions play in these processes cannot be ignored – not even by those who believe that emotions have no legitimate place in the public sphere. A growing body of literature on these topics recognizes the seminal insights contributed by Aristotle. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of his thinking in this context, as well as proposals for inspiring dialogues between his works and those written by a selection of modern and contemporary thinkers. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for students of law, philosophy, rhetoric, politics, ethics and history, but also for readers interested in the ongoing debate about legal positivism and the relevance of emotions for legal and political life in today’s world.

Metaphysical Anatomy Volume 2

Metaphysical Anatomy Volume 2

Your Body Is Talking, Are You Listening?

  • Author: Evette Rose MS,Damonza,Evette Rose
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781492297925
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 174
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Watch the Metaphysical Anatomy Book Video Trailer Now! http: //youtu.be/_1oZEOU3p5o See What's INSIDE the Book: http: //evetterose.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Extract-Volume-2.pdf Table of Contents: http: //evetterose.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TOC-Vol-2.pdf In this 7 x 10 inch size book, 174 page book AND 679 medical conditions you will find: Understand causes of emotional, mental and physical ailments that stem from your ancestry, conception, birth and childhood. If you are an alternative practitioner you will quickly sharpen your skills, learn more powerful approaches to emotional, mental and physical ailments. As a practitioner you will understand and work more efficiently with your clients. Under each disease you will find emotional components, this version though does not include the key points guiding you to effective alternative ways to heal and how to find core issues in this Volume. In Metaphysical Anatomy I wrote about diseases from A to Z, the emotional components related to those diseases as well as key points as to how to approach the condition with the intention to improve ones quality of life. It will take you on a deep journey that you never once thought was possible! Metaphysical Anatomy represents the connection between mind and body. Based on the principle of "as above so below, as within so without," you can connect the dots between the health of your body and the health of your environment. Our relationships and past experiences influence our body, not in a vague or "spiritual" way, but in a concrete and deterministic way. With the skills shared in this book, you can read a body like a book. This book is written for the benefit of therapists seeking guidance to improve their clients' quality of life. It is also easily accessible by the general public in search of answers for their own health, emotional and mental wellbeing. This book is an invaluable reference that will support, guide and help those that have the willingness to change their lives and understand the language of their body. So you think you understand the language of your body? Think again!

A Book of the Beginnings

A Book of the Beginnings

  • Author: Gerald Massey
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602068305
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 700
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After enjoying years as a popular journalist and poet, intellectual and freethinker Gerald Massey turned his vast studies in the field of Egyptology into A Book of the Beginnings, a bold statement that the origin of all civilization lays in ancient Egypt. His assertions, radical at the time-indeed, almost a century before the discovery of three-million-year-old human remains in Africa-resonate loudly today, when molecular biology is making corresponding discoveries alongside the still-raging creation-versus-evolution controversy. In Volume II, Massey intelligently argues an Egyptian origin for Biblical symbology, lexicography, and mythology. Here, he not only asks if the oldest Jewish and Christian axioms were really born on the banks of the Nile, he offers a stalwart and profound "Yes!" British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including The Natural Genesis and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.

The Medieval Reception of Book Zeta of Aristotle’s Metaphysics (2 vol. set)

The Medieval Reception of Book Zeta of Aristotle’s Metaphysics (2 vol. set)

Vol. 1: Aristotle’s Ontology and the Middle Ages: The Tradition of Met., Book Zeta // Vol. 2: Pauli Veneti Expositio in duodecim libros Metaphisice Aristotelis, 'Liber VII'

  • Author: Gabriele Galluzzo
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004235027
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1402
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Focusing on the medieval reception of Book Zeta of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Volume One of this work offers an unprecedented and philosophically oriented study of medieval ontology against the background of the current metaphysical debate on the nature of material objects. Volume Two makes available to scholars one of the culminating points in the medieval reception of Aristotle’s metaphysical thought by presenting the first critical edition of Book VII of Paul of Venice’s Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics (1420-1424).”

Contemporary Metaphysics

Contemporary Metaphysics

An Introduction

  • Author: Michael Jubien
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781557868589
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Each volume in this series provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the main philosophical topics of contemporary debate.

Method and Metaphysics

Method and Metaphysics

Essays in Ancient Philosophy I

  • Author: Jonathan Barnes,Maddalena Bonelli
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019957751X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 621
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This volume presents twenty-six uncollected philosophical essays by Jonathan Barnes, one of the most admired and influential philosophers of his generation. Newly revised, augmented, and improved, the essays span four decades of his career and include many rare and relatively unknown works on ancient philosophical topics. Several essays are now translated from the original French and made available in English for the first time. Barnes explores a range of topicsincluding the interpretation of ancient philosophy, the methods of the ancient philosophers, the Stoic notion of eternal recurrence, and Platonic ontology. This invigorating body of scholarship will bevalued by all students and scholars of ancient philosophy.

Maimonides on God and Duns Scotus on Logic and Metaphysics (Volume 12

Maimonides on God and Duns Scotus on Logic and Metaphysics (Volume 12

Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics)

  • Author: Gyula Klima
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443881503
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 205
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Moses Maimonides and John Duns Scotus are key figures as regards the thirteenth-century philosophical tradition that developed out of the Western Christian reception of the Neo-Platonized Aristotelianism of Islamic and Jewish thinkers. Whereas the writings of Maimonides count among the received works that inaugurate and shape this span, the variety of conceptual instruments developed by Scotus arguably signal its end, preparing the way for the emergence of diverse fourteenth-century philosophical worldviews. Maimonides on God and Duns Scotus on Logic and Metaphysics explores the eponymous thinkers’ work across a variety of fields. In the domain of natural theology, Maimonides presses for creation de novo, adapting from the Islamic Kalām tradition what has come to be known as the Argument from Particularity, which deduces intelligent design when science seems, in principle, unable to account for states of affairs that conceivably needn’t obtain (to take an example from modern physics, the strength of the four fundamental forces). Part one of this volume contrasts Maimonides’s and Aquinas’s parallel treatments of this and other proof strategies still employed by contemporary philosophers. Part two, on Scotus, includes discussion of the authenticity of the logical writings attributed to him, the evolution of his thought in this field against the backdrop of various thirteenth-century developments, the types of Aristotelian universals theorized by Scotus, his semantics of theological discourse and ontology of possible entities.

PLOTINUS Ennead II.9

PLOTINUS Ennead II.9

Against the Gnostics

  • Author: Sebastian Gertz
  • Publisher: Parmenides Publishing
  • ISBN: 1930972644
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 338
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How was the universe created, and what is our place within it? These are the questions at the heart of Plotinus' Against the Gnostics. For the Gnostics, the universe came into being as a result of the soul's fall from intelligible reality-it is the evil outcome of a botched creation. Plotinus challenges this, and insists that the soul's creation of the world is the necessary consequence of its contemplation of the ideal forms. While the Gnostics claim to despise the visible universe, Plotinus argues that such contempt displays their ignorance of the higher realities of which the cosmos is a beautiful image.

Time, Change and Freedom

Time, Change and Freedom

An Introduction to Metaphysics

  • Author: L. Nathan Oaklander,Quentin Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134851723
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Aristotle's Metaphysics

Aristotle's Metaphysics

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447486234
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 416
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Metaphysics is one of the principle works of Aristotle and the first major work of the branch of philosophy with the same name. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Spinoza's Metaphysics

Spinoza's Metaphysics

Substance and Thought

  • Author: Yitzhak Y. Melamed
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190237341
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 232
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Yitzhak Melamed here offers a new and systematic interpretation of the core of Spinoza's metaphysics. In the first part of the book, he proposes a new reading of the metaphysics of substance in Spinoza: he argues that for Spinoza modes both inhere in and are predicated of God. Using extensive textual evidence, he shows that Spinoza considered modes to be God's propria. He goes on to clarify Spinoza's understanding of infinity, mereological relations, infinite modes, and the flow of finite things from God's essence. In the second part of the book, Melamed relies on this interpretation of the substance-mode relation and the nature of infinite modes and puts forward two interrelated theses about the structure of the attribute of Thought and its overarching role in Spinoza's metaphysics. First, he shows that Spinoza had not one, but two independent doctrines of parallelism. Then, in his final main thesis, Melamed argues that, for Spinoza, ideas have a multifaceted (in fact, infinitely faceted) structure that allows one and the same idea to represent the infinitely many modes which are parallel to it in the infinitely many attributes. Thought turns out to be coextensive with the whole of nature. Spinoza cannot embrace an idealist reduction of Extension to Thought because of his commitment to the conceptual separation of the attributes. Yet, within Spinoza's metaphysics, Thought clearly has primacy over the other attributes insofar as it is the only attribute which is as elaborate, as complex, and, in some senses, as powerful as God.

Metaphysics

Metaphysics

  • Author: Peter van Inwagen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429974655
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 354
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With thoughtful and engaging prose, noted scholar Peter van Inwagen provides a comprehensive introduction to metaphysics in this essential text. Metaphysics covers the gamut of historical and contemporary arguments of metaphysics, engaging readers through three profound questions: What are the most general features of the world? Why is there a world? And, what is the place of human beings in the world?The thoroughly revised fourth edition includes an updated and rewritten chapter on temporality and significant improvements to the clarity and accessibility of the language, making it an even more valuable text for undergraduate students. Metaphysics remains the quintessential book in this field of study, and a fascinating book for a wide range of readers, from those new to the subject to the most sophisticated philosophers.

Early Modern Women on Metaphysics

Early Modern Women on Metaphysics

  • Author: Emily Thomas
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107178681
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The work of women philosophers in the early modern period has traditionally been overlooked, yet their writing on topics such as reality, time, mind and matter holds valuable lessons for our understanding of metaphysics and its history. This volume of new essays explores the work of nine key female figures: Bathsua Makin, Anna Maria van Schurman, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, Damaris Cudworth Masham, Mary Astell, Catharine Trotter Cockburn, and milie Du Chtelet. Investigating issues from eternity to free will and from body to natural laws, the essays uncover long-neglected perspectives and demonstrate their importance for philosophical debates, both then and now. Combining careful philosophical analysis with discussion of the intellectual and historical context of each thinker, they will set the agenda for future enquiry and will appeal to scholars and students of the history of metaphysics, science, religion and feminism.

Philosophy for Graduate Students

Philosophy for Graduate Students

Core Topics from Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • Author: Alex Broadbent
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317397134
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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When graduate students start their studies, they usually have sound knowledge of some areas of philosophy, but the overall map of their knowledge is often patchy and disjointed. There are a number of topics that any contemporary philosopher working in any part of the analytic tradition (and in many parts of other traditions too) needs to grasp, and to grasp as a coherent whole rather than a rag-bag of interesting but isolated discussions. This book answers this need, by providing a overview of core topics in metaphysics and epistemology that is at once accessible and nuanced. Ten core topics are explained, and their relation to each other is clearly set out. The book emphasizes the utility of the concepts and distinctions it covers for philosophy as a whole, not just for specialist discussions in metaphysics or epistemology. The text is highly readable and may be used as the basis of a course on these topics. Recommendations for reading are included at the end of each chapter, divided into essential and further readings. The text is also suitable for people approaching philosophy from other disciplines, as an accessible primer to the central topics, concepts and distinctions that are needed to engage meaningfully in contemporary philosophical debate.

Thomistic Philosophy - Volume I

Thomistic Philosophy - Volume I

Logic and Philosophy of Nature

  • Author: Henri Grenier
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692599761
  • Category:
  • Page: 580
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When still in print, Henri Grenier's manual of Thomism was widely used in seminaries and universities. Those discovering this work for the first time have described it as "the answer key" to St. Thomas Aquinas. Because of the importance of Thomistic philosophy, Grenier's multi-volume manual is being brought back into print. This is a re-print edition of the first edition set, so there are three volumes total: Volume I: Logic and Philosophy of Nature Volume II: Metaphysics Volume III: Moral Philosophy

Mind, Values, and Metaphysics

Mind, Values, and Metaphysics

Philosophical Essays in Honor of Kevin Mulligan -

  • Author: Anne Reboul
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319041991
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 536
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This book addresses five main topics of metaphysics in its first section: formal objects and truth-makers; tropes; properties and predicates; varieties of relations; and the notion of explanation in metaphysics. The second part of this volume focuses on the history of philosophy with an emphasis on Austrian philosophy: the ideas of Bolzano, Wittgenstein, Locke and Bergson, amongst others, are explored in the papers presented here. This is the first volume in a two-volume set that originates from papers presented to Professor Kevin Mulligan, covering the subjects that he contributed to during his career including ontology, mind and value, history and philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. This volume contains thirty two chapters, written by researchers from across Europe, North America and North Africa. These papers cover topics in metaphysics ranging from Lehrer and Tolliver’s discussion of truth and tropes, to Johansson’s defence of the distinction between thick and thin relations and Persson and Sahlin’s presentation of the difficulties inherent in applying the concept of explanation in metaphysics. Papers on the history of philosophy include a look at Bolzano’s formative years and his conception of mathematics. De Libera examines Brentano’s adverbial theory of judgment and Fisette traces the history of the Philosophical Society of the University of Vienna in the late 19th and early 20th century. Marion contests the trendy pragmatist accounts that lump Wittgenstein and Heidegger together and there are analyses of Locke and Bergson’s work, amongst the many papers presented here. This volume contains three chapters in French and one in Spanish. The second volume of this set looks at ethics, values and emotions, epistemology, perception and consciousness, as well as philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.