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Philosophy of Mind

by G.W.F. Hegel

I here offer a translation of the third or last part of Hegel's encyclopaedic sketch of philosophy,—the Philosophy of Mind. The volume, like its subject, stands complete in itself. But it may also be regarded...


Descartes' Temporal Dualism

by Rebecca Lloyd Waller

Time plays many crucial roles in Descartes’ physics, metaphysics, and epistemology, but has been an understudied area of his philosophy. Rebecca Lloyd Waller argues for a new interpretation of Descartes’...


Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible

by Brayton Polka

Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible analyzes the ideas that are central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard in order to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically....


Nietzsche, Tension, and the Tragic Disposition

by Matthew Tones

Nietzsche, Tension, and the Tragic Disposition exposes the role of tension in Nietzsche’s recovery, in his mature thought, of the Greek tragic disposition. Matthew Tones examines the ontological structure...


Continental Anti-Realism

by Richard Sebold

There has been a resurgence of interest in the problem of realism, the idea that the world exists in the way it does independently of the mind, within contemporary Continental philosophy. Many, if not most,...


Crimes of Reason

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. Although the essays deal with...


Transcendental Guilt

by Sami Pihlstrsm

In Transcendental Guilt: Reflections on Ethical Finitude, Sami Pihlstr#246;m argues that the concept of guilt is fundamental to moral philosophy and to our self-understanding as moral agents. As the author emphasizes...


Invisible Language

by Garth L. Hallett

Invisible Language: Its Incalcuable Significance for Philosophy reveals that although the use of language is visible or audible, the medium employed boasts neither of these attributes. Garth L. Hallet suggests...


Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates

by Severin Valentinov Kitanov

Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates examines the religious concept of enjoyment as discussed by scholastic theologians in the Latin Middle Ages. Severin Kitanov argues that central to the concept...


Trust, Our Second Nature

by Thomas O. Buford

The thesis of this book is that only a social personalism and no form of impersonalism can adequately account for the solidarity and stability of what we individuals share with all other members of our society,...


Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion

by Karen L. F. Houle

Although the central test case of Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion: Toward a New Image of Ethical Thought is the highly polarizing topic of abortion, the concepts and method developed could be applied...


Metabioethics and Biomedicine

by Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

A diligent pastor and ever meticulous scholar, the President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care offers us, in this work, a further demonstration of his catechetic talent and theological depth....


Metaphysics of Infinity

by Ion Soteropoulos

Since the time of the Greek philosopher Zeno (fifth century BCE), our faculty of analytic understanding has failed to comprehend motion through the ages. The reason is the paradox or contradiction associated...


Autonomy and the Situated Self

by Rachel Haliburton

Bioethics tells a heroic story about its origins and purpose. The impetus for its contemporary development can be traced to concern about widespread paternalism in medicine, mistreatment of research subjects...


Metaphysical Knowledge

by Claudine Tiercelin

Metaphysics has been proclaimed to be archaic or outdated. Actually, it never “died”. It has even experienced considerable revival throughout the world, which in France we have yet to fully appreciate. Because,...


The Myth of Aristotle's Development and the Betrayal of Metaphysics

by Walter E. Wehrle

In this radical reinterpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics, Walter E. Wehrle demonstrates that developmental theories of Aristotle are based on a faulty assumption: that the fifth chapter of Categories ('substance')...


Return From Exile

by Ermanno Bencivenga

In modern thought, possibility has been exiled to other worlds, in a move best typified by Leibniz. And the move has obvious repercussions in popular culture, where possibility is lived mostly as an exotic evasion,...


Pragmatism and Realism

by Frederick L. Will, Kenneth R. Westphal & Alasdair MacIntyre

'I have no doubt at all, that if philosophy is to prosper in the coming decades, it will have to treat with great seriousness that splendid seriousness that splendid body of philosophical writing of which the...


Expressing the Inexpressible in Lyotard and Pseudo-Dionysius

by Mélanie V. Walton

Testimony demands the witness to demonstrate her knowledge—that knowledge that she must have by the fact of being a witness to something, even if this something exceeds the possibility of expression by any...


The Iroquois and the Athenians

by Brian Seitz & Thomas Thorp

Political communities are constituted through the representation of their own origin. The Iroquois and the Athenians is a philosophical exploration of the material traces left by that constitutional act in the...