Category Archives: Metaphysics

Substance and Individuation in Leibniz by J. A. Cover,John O'Leary-Hawthorne

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By J. A. Cover,John O'Leary-Hawthorne

This publication deals a sustained re-assessment of the main valuable and difficult issues of Leibniz's metaphysics. not like conventional exams that view the metaphysics by way of its position between post-Cartesian theories of the area, Jan hide and John O'Leary-Hawthorne research the query of the way the scholastic issues which have been Leibniz's inheritance determine - and are refigured - in his mature account of substance and individuation. From this emerges a occasionally magnificent review of Leibniz's perspectives on modality, the id of Indiscernibles, shape as an inner legislations, and the complete-concept doctrine. As a rigorous philosophical therapy of a still-influential mediary among scholastic and smooth metaphysics, this research can be of curiosity to historians of philosophy and modern metaphysicians alike.

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Scientific Progress: A Study Concerning the Nature of the by Craig Dilworth

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By Craig Dilworth

Kuhn and Feyerabend formulated the matter, Dilworth presents the answer. within the fourth variation of this hugely unique publication, Craig Dilworth solutions the questions raised by way of the incommensurability thesis. Logical empiricism can't account for conception clash. Popperianism can't account for the way one conception is a development past one other. Dilworth’s Perspectivist belief of technology covers either bases with an idea of clinical development according to either rationalism and empiricism.

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Praxis Spagyrica Philosophica Ot Plain and Honest Directions by Frater Albertus

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By Frater Albertus

Encompassing works in a single booklet, this quantity will curiosity occult historians and e-book creditors alike. A window on 18th-century alchemical perform, Albertus's translation of Praxis Spagyrica Philosophica--the uncomplicated guideline for generating the "philosopher's stone"--mirrors the unique textual content and paintings (of which a facsimile is included), making this a precious fundamental source. Albertus's copious annotations to the textual content are of inestimable price whilst unraveling the extra arcane references. From "One" to "Ten" is Albertus's personal treatise at the basic manifestation of numbers. This paintings calls for loads of focus to stick with, however it will gift readers with a nonmathematical thought transcending non secular and magical platforms, achieving instantly into the center of numbers themselves.

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The Structure of the World: Metaphysics and Representation by Steven French

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By Steven French

within the constitution of the realm, Steven French articulates and defends the daring declare that there aren't any gadgets. on the such a lot primary point, glossy physics offers us with a global of buildings and making experience of that view is the valuable goal of the more and more common place referred to as structural realism. Drawing on modern paintings in metaphysics and philosophy of technology, in addition to the 'forgotten' background of structural realism
itself, French makes an attempt to extra floor and boost this place. He argues that structural realism bargains the way of balancing our have to accommodate the result of smooth technological know-how with our wish to arrive at an safely expert realizing of the area that technology offers to us. protecting not just the
realism-antirealism debate, the character of illustration, and the connection among metaphysics and technological know-how, The constitution of the realm defends a sort of eliminativism approximately items that units legislation and symmetry ideas on the middle of ontology. instead of a global of microscopic items banging into each other and ruled by means of the legislation of physics, it bargains an international of legislation and symmetries, on which determinate actual homes are based. In providing this account, French
also tackles the excellence among mathematical and actual buildings, the character of legislation, and causality within the context of recent physics, and he concludes through exploring the level to which structural realism might be prolonged into chemistry and biology.

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Natur und Geist: Vorlesungen Sommersemester 1919 by Edmund Husserl,Michael Weiler

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By Edmund Husserl,Michael Weiler

Mit der im vorliegenden Band der Husserliana Materialien veröffentlichten Vorlesung über "Natur und Geist" vom Sommersemester 1919 sind nun nach den Ideen II und der "Natur und Geist"-Vorlesung von 1927 alle drei großen Auseinandersetzungen Husserls mit der "Natur und Geist"-Problematik in Husserliana-Ausgaben zugänglich gemacht.

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Real Materialism: and Other Essays by Galen Strawson

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By Galen Strawson

actual Materialism attracts jointly papers written over two decades by means of Galen Strawson in philosophy of brain and metaphysics. Strawson makes a speciality of 5 major components of enquiry: [1] the character of the actual, awareness, the 'mind-body problem', and the customers for panpsychism; [2] the self, the topic of expertise, self-consciousness, and the 'narrative' self; [3] loose will and ethical accountability; [4] the character of concept and intentionality and their
connection with realization; [5] the matter of causation with specific connection with the philosophy of David Hume.

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Praxiology: An Introduction to the Sciences of Efficient by Tadeusz Kotarbinski

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By Tadeusz Kotarbinski

Praxiology: An creation to the Sciences of effective motion bargains with the final concept of attaining effective activities. the concept that of a praxiology and the means of a praxiologist towards discovering the most productive means of accomplishing issues are the troubles during this ebook. Praxiology is mentioned as being the codification for useful habit. The notions of praxiology is clarified and the initiatives of registering and ordering what are already identified and present techniques of effective paintings are amassed and provided.
This e-book additionally indicates the innovations of the easy act of the agent, the loose impulse, fabric, instrument, and product excited about any type of exterior paintings that's undertaken. An research following tools because the resource of strength in themselves is taken into account, simply because those tools can exert strain at the exterior paintings being performed. this article then discusses motion as a compound act or a collective act. Then, the writer expounds that between different percentages, there's just a high-quality probability that an motion could be performed. considered are the praxiological values, the economization, education, and instrumentalization of activities. the foundations of co-operation are mentioned, in comparison to suffering or unfavorable cooperation, as resulting in greater accomplishment and potency of labor. the writer provides that praxiology might be utilized mentally besides, yet he considers this as a unique case.
Psychologists, psychiatrists, paintings approach engineers, and behavioral scientists will locate this ebook illuminating and educational.

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Zeit und personale Identität (Ideen & Argumente) (German by Friedrich Karl Krämer

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By Friedrich Karl Krämer

What are the connections among the inspiration of time and private identification? This research examines 3 key techniques in discussions approximately own identification: reminiscence, survival, and accountability. The research exhibits that for every person, it really is temporal, perspectival self-reference that kinds the middle of the conceptual courting among time and private identity.

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Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence, Composition, by Kristie Lyn Miller

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By Kristie Lyn Miller

Our global is stuffed with composite gadgets that persist via time: canines, people, chairs and rocks. yet in advantage of what do a host of little items get to compose a few higher item, and the way does that greater item persist via time? This ebook goals to reply to those questions, however it does so via taking a look at debts of composition and patience via a brand new methodological lens. It thereby bargains a totally novel view approximately endurance and composition.

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