SUNY series in Philosophy
C. I. Lewis
An intellectual biography of the American philosopher C. I. Lewis.
A vigorous and wide-ranging defense of Hartshorne’s “neoclassical metaphysics” of creative freedom.
Process Approaches to Consciousness in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind
Opens a dialogue between process philosophy and contemporary consciousness studies.
Explores the role language plays in the relationship between reality and utterance.
Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy
Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead’s metaphysical system.
Studies J. Robert Oppenheimer’s choice to accept leadership of the Manhattan Project.
Kant's Pragmatic Anthropology
The first comprehensive examination in English of Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View.
Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment
Interprets Kant's conception of enlightenment within the broader philosophical project of his critique of reason.
The Social Authority of Reason
Explores the social ramifications of Kant's concept of radical evil.
Kant on Causation
An in-depth examination of the nature of Kant's causal principle.
A comprehensive introduction to the theory of knowledge.
A study of the scope and limits of understanding.
Wittgenstein's Account of Truth
Explores the complex nature of truth in Wittgenstein’s philosophy.
Process and Analysis
Leading thinkers from both traditions explore common philosophical topics.
The Philosopher's Voice
Explores the relationship between philosophy and politics in the work of Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Marx.
The Unity of Knowledge and Action
Uses the thought of Wang Yang-ming, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead to explain a more coherent theory of knowledge.
The Unity of Wittgenstein's Philosophy
Explores the stable core of Wittgenstein's philosophy as developed from the Tractatus to the Philosophical Investigations.
The Patterns of the Present
An original philosophical treatise on form and the foundations of social value.
Ethics and the Between
Articulates the necessity for a comprehensive reconstructive thinking about the meaning of being good.
Coming to Be
Synthesizes Thomistic and Whiteheadian metaphysics.
Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.
Transforming Process Theism
Traces variations of theism in Whitehead's principle works, identifying a major problem in conventional understanding of process theism and constructing an original and provocative solution.
Argues that there is an undeniable and essentially historical dimension to logic.
Argues that in order to reinvigorate our moral inheritances we must endeavor not only to live well, but also to live better.
Recovers classical pragmatism from recent deconstructive interpretations.
Descartes and Husserl
Presents the first book-length study of the profound influence of Descartes' philosophy on Husserl's project for phenomenology.
Metaphysics and Its Task
Systematically analyzes the nature of metaphysics.
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
An imaginative and exciting exposition of major themes from Wittgenstein's mature philosophy.
Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge
Arguing against those who situate F. H. Bradley as a skeptic, mystic, or empiricist, this book makes a case for understanding his thought firmly in the tradition of rationalistic idealism.
An edited transcript of the great Harvard philosopher Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics, given at Harvard in 1915-1916.
Of Two Minds
Proposes a resolution to the paradox of inquiry, originally formulated in Plato's Meno and most recently the focus of the "logic of discovery" debate in the philosophy of science.
Figuring the Self
Provides a systematic overview of the topic of self in classical German philosophy, focusing on the period around 1800 and covering Kant, Fichte, Holderlin, Novalis, Schelling, Schleiermacher, and Hegel.
Waking to Wonder
The central claim of this book is that, early and late, Wittgenstein modelled his approach to existential meaning on his account of linguistic meaning. A reading of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy sets ...
Analytic Theism, Hartshorne, and the Concept of God
Initiates and continues a dialogue regarding the concept of God in the neoclassical philosophy of Charles Hartshorne and that found in analytic philosophers who adhere to classical theism.
Presents a new framework for understanding language, thought, and experience, and for carrying out research.
Provides an ontological characterization of texts, explores the issues raised by the identity of various texts, and presents a view of the function of authors and audiences, and of their relations to texts.
Presents a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition of this influential and interesting sector of twentieth-century American philosophy.
The Embodied Self
Schleiermacher presents a viable, systematic approach to self-consciousness that unifies thinking, feeling, and life itself--that reconfigures the whole of human experience. He presents a self capable of generating coherence amidst ethnic conflicts and the environmental crisis.
Maimonides and St. Thomas on the Limits of Reason
This book shows that Maimonides and St. Thomas reached strikingly similar conclusions regarding the limits of reason and that these limits, in turn, show the dimensions of philosophical understanding.
Science, Reality, and Language
This book explains why anti-realism is so popular with philosophers of science by showing that many contemporary philosophers of science and language, who define themselves as empiricists, in fact have evolved into linguistic idealists.
Being and the Between
This is the culmination of a systematic metaphysics written by a world-class philosopher, demonstrating the need for a renewal of metaphysics.
Ends of Philosophy, The
This is a critique of Peirce, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Buchler, Derrida, and Rorty as anti-realists, showing that each of these philosophers affirms some form of self-undermining relativism that cannot account for itself.
Charles Peirce's Pragmatic Pluralism
This work runs counter to the traditional interpretations of Peirce's philosophy by eliciting an inherent strand of pragmatic pluralism that is embedded in the very core of his thought and that weaves ...
The Potencies of God(s)
Explores the metaphysical, epistemological, and hermeneutical theories of Schelling’s final system concerning the nature and meaning of religious mythology.
Scientific nihilism is the widespread and ascendant view that the prospects for genuine understanding in scientific knowledge are distinctly negative. This view is especially characteristic of philosophy ...
The Other Nietzsche
This volume explores facets of Nietzsche relatively untouched by the majority of the vast literature on him. Stambaugh concentrates on his ideas on art and creativity in general, regarding these realms ...
This book is a discussion of the nature and import of Richard Rorty's philosophy, particularly as it relates to his reevaluation of American pragmatism. Rorty's thinking is assessed within the context ...
Eternity and Time's Flow
Neville returns eternity to the center of consideration by analyzing the obsessive culture that attempts to get along denying it; and he analyzes the nature of time's flow itself, the nature of divine ...
The Life of Irony and the Ethics of Belief
Wisdo concludes that the fragility of religious belief is due to the unavoidable irony intrinsic to the religious life.
The Highroad Around Modernism
Discussions of modernism and postmodernism in philosophy and the arts are usually based on a narrow reading of the Western tradition and are not conscious of the narrowness. The modern period, beginning ...
Contributors to this volume include Robert Bellah, Raimundo Panikkar, Susan Griffin, Robert C. Solomon, Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stuart D. Dreyfus, Francisco J. Varela, Steven Rockefeller, Bruce Wilshire, ...
Whitehead and Bradley
In his magnum opus, Process and Reality, Alfred North Whitehead claims a special affinity to Oxford philosopher Francis Herbert Bradley. McHenry clarifies exactly how much of Whitehead's metaphysics is ...
Philosophy and Its History
This book is a systematic and comprehensive treatment of issues involved in philosophical historiography. It deals with such topics as the relation of philosophy to its history, the role of value judgments ...
Freedom and Modernity
This book questions the postmodern credo that the autonomy of reason and action is a delusion, concealing our entrapment in historical convention and masking a logocentric domination. The author shows ...
Induction, Probability, and Skepticism
In this book, Chattopadhyaya examines the epistemological and methodological implications of induction and probability. Opposed to foundationalism and the thesis of certainty of human knowledge, he has ...
Knights of Faith and Resignation
Knights of Faith and Resignation brings out the richness of Kierkegaard's creative invention, the contemporary relevance of his contrasts between resignation and faith, and his probing conceptual analysis ...
New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy
This is the first book to thoroughly explore Confucian and Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics, building upon the creativity and temporality of human existence and human nature as well as their extension ...
A History of Ancient Philosophy II
In this book Reale presents Plato and Aristotle.
At the center of Reale's interpretation of Plato is the fulcrum of the supersensible, the metaphysical discovery that Plato presented as a result of the ...
Philosophy of Science and the Occult
This book both introduces the philosophy of science through examination of the occult and examines the occult rigorously enough to raise central issues in the philosophy of science. Placed in the context ...
Phenomenology of the Truth Proper to Religion
The question is, what constitutes truth in religion? Represented here is the whole spectrum of phenomenology—transcendental, existential, hermeneutic, ethical, and deconstructive—presented by some ...
A History of Ancient Philosophy IV
This book covers the first 500 years of the common era. These years witnessed the revivals of Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Pyrrhonism, Cynicism, and Pythagoreanism; but by far the most important movement ...
The Crisis of Philosophy
This book presents a sympathetic yet critical treatment of the major philosophical attempts to define a viable project for philosophy in the face of historical changes. McCarthy, then, proposes a comprehensive, ...
The Rehabilitation of Whitehead
Lucas treats Whitehead within the framework of major themes in current Anglo-American "analytic" philosophy, viewed against the backdrop of significant historical trends in European and American thought ...
Lacan and Theological Discourse
The authors examine implications of Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic theory of discourse for the understanding of theological language. Topics include self, desire, post-structuralism, the unconscious, ...
Education, Modernity, and Fractured Meaning
An indictment of the ideology of modernity, which has resulted in our leading incoherent and fragmented lives, Oliver and Gershman's book explores the profound paradigmatic differences that exist among ...
Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism
Kaibara Ekken (1630—1714) was the focal Neo-Confucian thinker of the early Tokagawa period. He established the importance of Neo-Confucianism in Japan at a time when Buddhism had long been the dominant ...
Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation
This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the philosophy of the Chuang-Tzu. It is the first full-length work of its kind which argues that a deep level cognitive structure exists beneath ...
Philosophy in Process
Philosophy in Process, Volume Eleven, continues the publication of the working journals, the intellectual diary of one of the greatest modern metaphysicians. It presents the opportunity to experience ...
Public Realm, The
This book offers a collection of essays in contemporary political philosophy from a wide range of Continental viewpoints. The authors include some of the most prominent European and European-oriented ...
Peirce's Approach to the Self
Based on a careful study of his unpublished manuscripts as well as his published work, this book explores Peirce's general theory of signs and the way in which Peirce himself used this theory to understand ...
History Making History
This book recognizes that the postmodern "new historicism" leads to a value-neutral relativism and leaves theology with an impossible choice. Dean argues that the postmodern challenge is incoherent and ...
End of Evil, The
The topic of evil and redemption has been at the center of the Western tradition since the beginning of the Christian era. In The End of Evil, Suchocki explores the source and end of evil in the thought ...
The Specter of the Absurd
This book is our century's most comprehensive and wise treatment of nihilism in all of its guises, comparing favorably with Rosen, Cavell, and indeed with Spengler. Crosby argues that our culture is genuinely ...
Hartshorne and the Metaphysics of Animal Rights
Charles Hartshorne is one of the premier metaphysicians and philosophers of religion in the twentieth century. He has written extensively on animals, both as a philosopher of nature and as an expert on ...
The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi Yulgok
This book explores the philosophical and religious dimensions of Korean Neo-Confuciansim as expounded by one of the foremost Korean Neo-Confucian thinkers, Yi Yulgok (1536-1584). Yulgok's creative interpretations ...
This is an introductory text for an ethics course that provides the theoretical background for discussion of ethical problems. It could be supplemented with essays or anthologies on a range of particular ...
Order and Might
This is a systematic philosophy of politics and the state. As few contemporary books do, Order and Might provides a general theory, exploring the structure of socio-political experience. It not only addresses ...
Plato's Theory of Explanation
Here is the question: what constitutes a good explanation of phenomena? Whereas true being (forms) can be known through dialectic, concrete phenomena can only be explained. An explanation is verisimilar ...
The author begins by distinguishing six fundamental issues on the metaphysics of individuality. He then proceeds to examine the relation among these issues and to demonstrate that ignorance of the interrelationships ...
The Dilemma of Modernity
The development of modern culture along subjectivist lines has led to an analogue of psychological narcissism—to philosophical narcissism—in the culture. The intrinsic value of human cultural activity ...
Philosophy in Process
The intellectual diary of one of the greatest modern metaphysicians. Covers April 15, 1984 through January 18, 1986.
Spinoza and Moral Freedom
Spinoza and Moral Freedom guides the reader through Spinoza's principal ideas and powerful lines of reasoning, clearing up obscurities along the way, while acknowledging the genuine difficulties and gaps. ...
Plato on Justice and Power
Most commentaries on the Republic rush through Book I with embarrassment because the arguments of the participants, including Socrates, are specious. Beginning with Book II, the arguments are brilliant, ...
A History of Ancient Philosophy I
Beginning with the origins of Western philosophy, the profound creation of the Hellenic genius, Reale presents an appreciation of the Naturalists, the Sophists, Socrates, and the Minor Socratics.
Creativity and Common Sense
Paul Weiss is one of the two or three most original and creative philosophers and metaphysicians in America today. Creativity and Common Sense reveals why. It contains fourteen recent articles on the ...
Formal, Transcendental, and Dialectical Thinking
This is a critical examination of the three types of logic advocated by current philosophical schools. Harris shows that certain basic presuppositions underlying the techniques of symbolic logic have ...
John Dewey's Theory of Art, Experience, and Nature
Thomas Alexander shows that the primary, guiding concern of Dewey's philosophy is his theory of aesthetic experience. He directly challenges those critics, most notably Stephen Pepper and Benedetto Croce, ...
Wisdom as Moderation
One of the great living philosophers sets forth his idea of philosophical wisdom as a mean between extremes in the philosophy of life and religion, with applications to ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, ...
Intuition and Reflection in Self-Consciousness
Nishida Kitaro's reformulation of the major issues of Western philosophy from a Zen standpoint of "absolute nothingness" and "absolutely contradictory self-identity" represents the boldest speculative ...
Wittgenstein: From Mysticism to Ordinary Language
Wittgenstein: From Mysticism to Ordinary Language presents the Tractatus as a work of mystic theology intended to direct the reader to a transcendental plane from which human existence can be viewed from ...
The Flight to Objectivity
The Flight to Objectivity offers a new reading of Descartes' Meditations informed by cultural history, psychoanalytic and cognitive psychology, and feminist thought. It focuses not on Descartes' arguments ...