Approaches to Metaphysics

Today, when systematic philosophy - and reason itself - are challenged both outside of and within philosophy, is it still possible to do metaphysics? This volume provides a broad perspective on contemporary approaches to the nature and the fundamental questions of metaphysics. Drawing on scholars fr...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Sweet, William (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2004, 2004
Series:Studies in Philosophy and Religion
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Today, when systematic philosophy - and reason itself - are challenged both outside of and within philosophy, is it still possible to do metaphysics? This volume provides a broad perspective on contemporary approaches to the nature and the fundamental questions of metaphysics. Drawing on scholars from continental Europe, Asia, Canada, the United States, and Great Britain, and representing a variety of philosophical cultures and traditions, this volume surveys and extends work in metaphysics and its implications for broader philosophical concerns (e.g., in ethics and social philosophy, in mathematics and logic, and in epistemology). It also addresses such questions as the role of history and historicity in undertaking metaphysics, the nature of metaphysics, the priority of metaphysics over epistemology, and the challenges of empiricism and postmodernism
Physical Description:X, 336 p online resource
ISBN:9781402021824