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Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity

by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback & Tora Lane

This is an edited collection of original essays that combine philosophy, phenomenology, and literature to reflect on modern ideas about orientation and disorientation, grounds and groundlessness.


Descartes' Temporal Dualism

by Rebecca Lloyd Waller

Rebecca Lloyd Waller defends a temporal dualist interpretation of Descartes’ account of time to directly engage and address common interpretive puzzles. Descartes' Temporal Dualism offers a significant contribution...


Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible: From Kant to Schopenhauer

by Brayton Polka

This book analyzes the ideas central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically. Polka argues that Schopenhauer has an altogether...


Continental Anti-Realism: A Critique

by Richard Sebold

Sebold provides a critique of the arguments for anti-realism in Continental philosophy, engaging specifically with Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Husserl. Utilizing resources from both the analytic and continental...


Crimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature, and the Paranormal

by Stephen E. Braude

Crimes of Reason brings together expanded and updated versions of some of Braude’s best previously published essays, along with new essays written specifically for this book.


Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics

by Paul Studtmann

Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics develops and defends an empiricist solution to the problem of metaphysics, then examines the implications of such a solution for skeptical arguments and the is-ought...


The Importance of How We See Ourselves: Self-Identity and Responsible Agency

by Marina A. L. Oshana

The Importance of How We See Ourselves: Self-Identity and Responsible Agency analyzes the nature of the self and the phenomena of self-awareness and self-identity in an attempt to offer insight into the practical...


Ethics and Time: Ethos of Temporal Orientation in Politics and Religion of the Niger Delta

by Nimi Wariboko

Ethics and Time investigates how temporal orientation influence social-ethics. Re-conceptualizing temporal orientation as the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities...


Transcendental Guilt: Reflections on Ethical Finitude

by Sami Pihlstrsm

Transcendental Guilt challenges traditional ways of understanding moral philosophy by proposing, instead of mainstream ethical theorizing, a serious moral reflection on our ethical finitude, focusing on the...


Invisible Language: Its Incalculable Significance for Philosophy

by Garth L. Hallett

Invisible Language: Its Incalcuable Significance for Philosophy affirms that a greater awareness of language, philosophy's universal medium, could have altered the history of philosophy beyond recognition. Striking...


Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates: The Complex Legacy of Saint Augustine and Peter Lombard

by Severin Valentinov Kitanov

Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates traces the reception of Saint Augustine’s concept of beatific enjoyment (fruitio beatifica) in Peter Lombard’s Sentences. It identifies the main themes and...


Why Materialism Is Baloney: How True Skeptics Know There Is No Death and Fathom Answers to life, the Universe, and Everything

by Bernardo Kastrup

A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics according to which the body is in mind, not mind in the body.


The Metaphysics

by Aristotle

The ancient philosopher's enduring treatise features a refutation of skepticism, a contrast of metaphysics to the other sciences, and a meditation on the nature of the infinite.


The Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics

by Henri Bergson

The Nobel Laureate discusses not only how and why he became a philosopher but also his conception of philosophy as a field distinct from science and literature.


A Treatise of Human Nature

by David Hume

This enormously influential work employs Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. Numerous thought-provoking considerations of issues include causation,...


Pragmatism

by William James

Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C. S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition.


Gorgias and Timaeus

by Plato

Gorgias addresses the temptations of success and the rewards of a moral life while Timaeus explains the world in terms not only of physical laws but also of metaphysical and religious principles.


Trust, Our Second Nature: Crisis, Reconciliation, and the Personal

by Thomas O. Buford

This book is focused on what stabilizes and unifies our second nature, or that which we participants in a culture share in common. The claim is that in the triadic structure of the experience of all persons,...


Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion: Toward a New Image of Ethical Thought

by Karen L. F. Houle

Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion: Toward a New Image of Ethical Thought draws from feminist theory, post-structuralist theory, and complexity theory to develop a new set of ethical concepts for broaching...


Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

by Erman Kaplama

Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis, he explores the...