Introduction à la métaphysique

By Henri Bergson, Nicolas Novion

Voici l'essai qui a rendu Bergson célèbre dans le monde entier. L'auteur du Rire y invente une nouvelle méthode en philosophie et une façon inédite de pratiquer los angeles métaphysique. Qu'est-ce donc que l. a. métaphysique ? C'est reconnaître que tout n'est pas parfait dans l'ordre du savoir, que l'insatisfaction y règne même, et qu'il faut pour appréhender le monde, utiliser l'intuition. Bref, ce n'est pas quitter un monde instable et mouvant pour rejoindre une réalité ferme et strong, c'est plutôt plonger au coeur des choses, saisir l. a. vie même...

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Problems from Kant

By James Van Cleve

This rigorous exam of Kant's Critique of natural Reason offers a finished research of the main metaphysical and epistemological questions of Kant's most famed paintings. writer James Van Cleve provides transparent and particular discussions of Kant's positions and arguments on those issues, in addition to serious exams of Kant's reasoning and conclusions.

Expansive in its scope, Van Cleves learn covers the general constitution of Kant's idealism, the life and nature of man-made a priori wisdom, the epistemology of geometry, and the ontological prestige of house, time, and topic. different subject matters explored are the position of synthesis and the types in making adventure and gadgets of expertise attainable, the recommendations of substance and causation, concerns surrounding Kant's proposal of the article in itself, the character of the considering self, and the arguments of rational theology. A concluding bankruptcy discusses the affinities among Kant's idealism and modern antirealism, particularly the paintings of Putnam and Dummett.

Unlike a few interpreters, Van Cleve takes Kant's professed idealism heavily, discovering it at paintings in his ideas to many difficulties. He deals a critique in Kant's personal sense--a serious exam resulting in either adverse and confident verdicts. whereas discovering little to suggest in a few components of Kant's method that experience gained modern desire (for instance, the deduction of the kinds) Van Cleve defends different facets of Kant's proposal which are in general impugned (for example, the lifestyles of artificial a priori truths and issues in themselves). This very important research makes an important contribution to the literature, whereas even as making Kant's paintings obtainable to critical students.

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William James and the Metaphysics of Experience (Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Thought)

By David C. Lamberth

This booklet bargains a brand new point of view at the thinker, psychologist, and non secular philosopher William James. utilizing biographical fabrics, manuscripts, and research, the writer develops the 1st systematic examining of James' world-view of radical empiricism, which sought to take concrete, speedy event because the foundation for knowing the realm. The e-book deals shut readings of key works by means of James. Lamberth argues that faith and philosophy themselves are in detail similar conceptually for James; and concludes by means of touching on James' conceptions to give debates referring to fact, non secular event, and theological understandings of the divine.

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The View of Life: Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms

By Georg Simmel

released in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s ultimate paintings. Famously deemed “the brightest guy in Europe” by means of George Santayana, Simmel addressed varied issues throughout his essayistic writings, which prompted students in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. however, definite middle concerns emerged over the process his career—the genesis, constitution, and transcendence of social and cultural kinds, and the character and stipulations of real individuality, together with the position of mindfulness relating to mortality. Composed now not lengthy ahead of his demise, The View of Life used to be, Simmel wrote, his “testament,” a capstone paintings of profound metaphysical inquiry meant to formulate his belief of lifestyles in its entirety.
Now Anglophone readers can eventually learn in complete the paintings that formed the argument of Heidegger’s Being and Time and whose awesome impression on eu highbrow existence among the wars used to be extolled through Jürgen Habermas. offered along those seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmel’s final magazine, offering a beguiling look at the brain of 1 of the 20 th century’s maximum thinkers.

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Approaches to Metaphysics

This day, while systematic philosophy - and cause itself - are challenged either outdoor of and inside of philosophy, is it nonetheless attainable to do metaphysics? This quantity presents a extensive standpoint on modern methods to the character and the elemental questions of metaphysics.
Drawing on students from continental Europe, Asia, Canada, the USA, and nice Britain, and representing numerous philosophical cultures and traditions, this quantity surveys and extends paintings in metaphysics and its implications for broader philosophical matters (e.g., in ethics and social philosophy, in arithmetic and good judgment, and in epistemology). It additionally addresses such questions because the function of background and historicity in project metaphysics, the character of metaphysics, the concern of metaphysics over epistemology, and the demanding situations of empiricism and postmodernism.

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Plato: A Very Short Introduction

By Julia Annas

This energetic and obtainable ebook specializes in the philosophy and argument of Plato's writings, drawing the reader into Plato's means of doing philosophy and the final subject matters of his considering. It discusses Plato's variety of writing: his use of the discussion shape, his use of what we this present day name fiction, and his philosophical transformation of myths. It additionally seems at his discussions of affection and philosophy, his perspective in the direction of girls, and in the direction of gay love. It explores Plato's declare that advantage is enough for happiness and touches on his arguments for the immorality of the soul and his rules concerning the nature of the universe.

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Gibt es alles oder nichts?: Eine philosophische Detektivgeschichte

By Jim Holt

Es ist die schwierigste und zugleich faszinierendste Frage aller Zeiten: Warum gibt es unser Universum? Weshalb ist es entstanden? Wieso existieren Materie und Bewusstsein, Raum und Zeit? Lässt sich überhaupt eine Antwort finden " oder ist das nur der Traum eines verrückten Philosophen?Jim Holt hat sich auf die Suche nach einer Lösung gemacht. Wie ein Detektiv geht er Spuren nach, spekuliert, kombiniert, experimentiert und sucht wichtige Zeugen auf: Physiker, Theologen, Philosophen und nicht zuletzt John Updike. Am Ende seiner spannenden Erkundung steht die Frage nach unserem eigenen Platz im Universum, nach unserer Existenz und unserer Endlichkeit.

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Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics (University Paperbacks; Up)

By P.F. Strawson

Given that its booklet in 1959, members has develop into a latest philosophical vintage. daring in scope and ambition, it maintains to steer debates in metaphysics, philosophy of good judgment and language, and epistemology. Peter Strawson's most famed paintings, it units out to explain not anything lower than the fundamental subject material of our suggestion. It comprises Strawson's now well-known argument for descriptive metaphysics and his repudiation of revisionary metaphysics, within which fact is whatever past the realm of appearances.
Throughout, participants advances a few hugely influential and arguable rules, akin to 'non-solipsistic attention' and the idea that of somebody a 'primitive idea'

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