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Value, Beauty, and Nature
Argues that, to make progress within environmental ethics, philosophers must explicitly engage in environmental metaphysics.
Calls into question the traditional polarity of theism and atheism.
The Philosophy of Change
An analysis of the philosophy of the Yijing in comparison to modern Western philosophies.
Evolutionary Emergence of Purposive Goals and Values
Develops and defends a philosophical account of meaning, purpose, and value in human life and
experience that is naturalistic without being reductionistic or scientistic.
From Metaphysical Representations to Aesthetic Life
Reevaluates Western and Chinese philosophical traditions to question the boundaries of entrenched conceptual frameworks.
A Bastard Kind of Reasoning
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
From Technological Humanity to Bio-technical Existence
Explores the relationship between technics and humanity, tracing the emergence of a bio-technical conception of existence in contemporary continental philosophy.
Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.
Schelling and Spinoza
Presents a novel interpretation of Schelling's philosophy by way of his reading and critique of Spinoza.
Event of Signature
In dialogue with Derrida, formulates a new philosophical problem - a complex aporia that underlines the topic of the handwritten as a sign of legal identification.
Sacred and Secular
Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.
One over Many
Corrective intervention in Plato's metaphysics replacing the standard view of Plato as a metaphysical dualist with a novel and revolutionary paradigm of unitary pluralism in a single reality built on ontological diversity.
D. G. Leahy and the Thinking Now Occurring
A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind.
Advances an interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of accurate measurement.
Draws from twentieth-century French thought on film and aesthetics to address the philosophical significance of the pervasiveness of screens in contemporary technological life as well as the mutation of philosophy that such a pervasiveness seems to require.
On the Essence of Language
This important early Heidegger text sheds new light on his later focus on language.
Centering and Extending
An original metaphysical proposal building on classical and contemporary sources.
Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.
Nature as Sacred Ground
Provides a metaphysical outlook for religious naturalism.
Religion among We the People
Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.
A synthetic assessment of Heidegger’s entire path of thinking as a radical attempt to thematize and rethink the fundamental notions of unity dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.
Manifesto of New Realism
Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.
Nihilism and Metaphysics
An assessment and reevaluation of nihilism’s ascendency over metaphysics.
Contributes a black Atlantic perspective to postmodernism, theology, and metaphysics.
The Orders of Nature
A systematic theory of naturalism, bridging metaphysics and the science of complexity and emergence.
Proposes a new way of understanding the nature of metaphysics, focusing on nonreductionist emergence theory, both in ancient and modern philosophy, as well as in contemporary philosophy of science.
Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy.
The Other Plato
Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.
Aristotle's Concept of Chance
The first exhaustive study of Aristotle's concept of chance.
Modes of Learning
A highly accessible reading of Whitehead's writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.
Demonstrates myriad points of connection between Whitehead's philosophy and mainstream philosophical traditions.
The William Desmond Reader
Career-spanning selections from the writings of William Desmond.
A vigorous and wide-ranging defense of Hartshorne’s “neoclassical metaphysics” of creative freedom.
Existence and the Good
Argues that morals and politics require on a metaphysical backing and proposes a neoclassical metaphysics.
This new interpretation of Plato's Parmenides emphasizes its treatment of time and language—insights especially relevant for those working in the Continental tradition.
The Active Life
A sustained reflection on philosopher John William Miller and the metaphysical presuppositions and implications of democracy.
A critical introduction to Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature.
Convergence amidst Difference
Engages contemporary European thought on a variety of philosophical topics.
An anthology of readings in panpsychism, spanning two millennia.
Art, Origins, Otherness
Addresses the end of art and the task of metaphysics.
What Happens to Us When We Think
Explores the transformation humans undergo when they do metaphysics.
Panpsychism and the Religious Attitude
Defends panpsychism, the view that mentality is present in all natural bodies with unified and persisting organization.
The Patterns of the Present
An original philosophical treatise on form and the foundations of social value.
Coming to Be
Synthesizes Thomistic and Whiteheadian metaphysics.
Kierkegaard and the Concept of Revelation
Provides the first comprehensive interpretation of Kierkegaard's view of Christian revelation and demonstrates the central importance of that concept for understanding the development of his religious philosophy.
Creativity and God
This book is a sympathetic critique of process theology with responses to the arguments addressed by leading thinkers.
The Cosmology of Freedom
The book shows the connections between the personal and the social dimensions of freedom, and how all the meanings of freedom are functions of the natural cosmos.
Perplexity and Ultimacy
Desmond explores perplexity regarding ultimacy--the metaphysical perplexity that precedes and exceeds scientific and commonsense curiosity.
Transformations in Consciousness
This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness.
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.
A particularly insightful commentary on Heidegger’s thinking, as well as a fascinating look at Gadamer himself.
Metaphysics as Foundation
The essays in this book examine the proposition that an interpretation of subjects and subjectivity from the ontological perspective, first outlined by Alfred North Whitehead and elaborated by Ivor Leclerc, ...
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 ...
Plato and the Foundations of Metaphysics
This is a book about the relationship of the two traditions of Platonic interpretation -- the indirect and the direct traditions, the written dialogues and the unwritten doctrines. Kramer, who is the ...
Whitehead's Metaphysics of Creativity
This book discusses the problems raised by Whitehead's metaphysics of creativity—metaphysics focused on dynamic becoming rather than on static being—and the proposed solutions to those problems. Whitehead ...
Metaphysics of Natural Complexes
During the past two decades Metaphysics of Natural Complexes has exerted a strong a growing influence on the continuing development of contemporary philosophy. This new and expanded edition acknowledges ...
Hypothesis and the Spiral of Reflection
This book describes a realist, fallibilist alternative when intuitionism and its psychocentric ontology are rejected. Weissman proposes an agenda for metaphysical inquiry and also a method for testing ...
The World View of Contemporary Physics
Although early twentieth century physics produced two revolutionary new conceptions of the nature of the physical universe—relativity theory and quantum theory—more recent developments in the physical ...
Reason and Justice
This is a finely argued, detailed, and comprehensive systematic theory of justice, brilliantly extending Hegelian ethics much as Rawls's Theory of Justice rehabilitated and extended classical Liberalism. ...
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 Puritan Smile
This book develops a contemporary metaphysics of morals. Currently the liberal tradition defines the field of moral and political theory. It contains the popular utilitarian, the deontological, and the ...
New Essays in Metaphysics
This volume displays fifteen of the many lively options in the field of metaphysics. The authors, having finished their formal education in the 1960s or later, belong to the generation of philosophers ...
Whitehead's Metaphysics of Extension and Solidarity
At the base of Whitehead's philosophy of organism is a vision of the solidarity of all final actualities. Each actuality is a discrete individual enjoying autonomous self-determination, yet each also ...
Averroes and the Metaphysics of Causation
Averroes and the Metaphysics of Causation examines the controversial causation issue. That causes produce their effects and can be known to do so is the view that Averroes defends in his Tahafut Al-Tahafut, ...
A History of Ancient Philosophy III
Reale's volume supplies a synthesis previously lacking—a synthesis in the historical treatment of the great philosophies of the Hellenistic Age: the Academy, the Peripatos, the Stoa, the Garden of Epicurus, ...
The Emergence of Whitehead's Metaphysics, 1925-1929
A breathtaking detective story, this book charts the adventure of Whitehead's ideas in a remarkably detailed and careful reconstruction of his metaphysical views. Incorporating heretofore unpublished ...
Reality and Empathy
Once in a century an overview shakes the mold of preconception and makes a world model fall into shape. This is such a book—absorbing, provocative, original, skeptical, and often very funny in spite ...
Perspective in Whitehead's Metaphysics
Stephen David Ross presents an extensive, detailed, and critical interpretation of Whitehead's mature thought, emphasizing the fundamental role of perspective in Whitehead's cosmology, and tracing the ...
"This is my major thesis. Mystery is inherent in both the nature of things and the nature of rationality. I will sustain this thesis by a review of some of the central issues of philosophy to elucidate ...
The Epochal Nature of Process in Whitehead's Metaphysics
"While my book attempts to reflect the full range of scholarly debate, I have also attempted to make it useful to anyone interested in Whitehead. To this end, I have introduced the Whiteheadian terms ...
The Concept of First Philosophy and the Unity of the Metaphysics of Aristotle
Reale's monumental work establishes the exact dimensions of Aristotle's concept of first philosophy and proves the profound unity of concept that exists in Aristotle's Metaphysics. Reale's opposition ...
A Justification of Rationality
The aim of this book is to defend rationality against skepticism fideism, and irrationalism. Rationality is an ideal which represents the best in our civilization. The ideal, however, must be reaffirmed ...