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The nature of metaphysics

David Francis Pears

The nature of metaphysics

by David Francis Pears

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Metaphysics

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by D. F. Pears
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 163 p. ;
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26573593M

    History and scope. Wolff contrasted ontology, or general metaphysics, which applied to all things, with special metaphysical theories such as those of the soul, of bodies, or of claimed that ontology was an a priori discipline that could reveal the essences of things, a view strongly criticized later in the 18th century by David Hume and Immanuel Kant. Metaphysics as a branch of philosophy—concerning the most fundamental level of reality—originated with Aristotle, who produced a work that is known as the r, Aristotle coined.

    This Contemporary Introduction is for at students of metaphysics who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a fesh look as the central topics in metaphysics,rendering this essential reading for any student of the subject. This fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition includes a brand new chapter on the Realism/anti-Realism. between metaphysical accounts of the nature of time and metaphysical accounts of the nature and structure of temporal beings. The topics considered in this book represent only a selection from the issues that prove central when philosophers attempt to identify the categories of being. They are, however, all important issues. Hopefully, our.

    In this book, Marcus Willaschek reconstructs and defends Kant's account of the rational sources of metaphysics. After carefully explaining Kant's conceptions of reason and metaphysics, he offers detailed interpretations of the relevant passages from the Critique of Pure Reason (in particular, the 'Transcendental Dialectic') in which Kant. The term “metaphysics” has different meanings depending on who you talk to. It was the title of a philosophical text by Aristotle, and literally means “after physics”. In New Age culture, things like channelling, spiritual healing, astrology and other practices are often considered aspects of metaphysics, and it's also a branch of academic.


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CRITICAL philosophy or metaphysics Mr. Read divides into two branches, the metaphysics of nature and science and the metaphysics of ideals. In this work he deals only with the former branch, and. The Book of Nature: A Sourcebook of Spiritual Perspectives on Nature and the Environment (The Education Project series) Paperback – January 1, by Camille Helminski (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings.

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" 5/5(3). Metaphysics, branch of philosophy whose topics in antiquity and the Middle Ages were the first causes of things and the nature of being.

Later, many other topics came to be included under the heading ‘metaphysics.’ The set of problems that now make up the subject matter of metaphysics. Unity Metaphysics 1 (Blue Book) Lesson 01 Metaphysics and the Nature of Reality Metaphysics is the The nature of metaphysics book of philosophy that is concerned with investigating the nature of the truly and ultimately real.

In its broadest sense the study of metaphysics explores areas which are considered to be above and beyond the physical sciences. Part 1 "ALL men by nature desire to know.

An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of sight.

For not only with a view to action, but even when we are not going to do anything, we prefer seeing (one might say) to everything else. The The nature of metaphysics book is that this, most of all the senses. Let’s move onto the second book, which is a classic of philosophy, and often the book which is recommended to people beginning philosophy, Descartes’ Meditations.

This is one of the great works of philosophy, Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy, published in It’s a short book and it’s a book that many people know because of the famous doctrine of the cogito, ‘I think.

Metaphysics Blue Book 1. Front Matter; 01 Metaphysics and the Nature of Reality; 02 The Nature of God; 03 The Divine Paradoxes; 04 The Trinity; 05 The Creative Process; 06 The Threefold Nature of Humankind; 07 The Problem of Evil; 08 Self Knowledge; 09 The Four Functions of Consciousness; 10 The Three Phases of Mind; 11 Personality and.

Metaphysics, or the parts still in existence, spans fourteen books. The early books give background information and survey the field before Aristotle's time. He also describes the nature of wisdom: it begins with sense perceptions, which must be translated into scientific expertise. The term metaphysics is derived from the Greek Ta Meta ta Physkia which means “the books after the books on nature.” When a librarian was cataloging Aristotle’s works, he did not have a title for the material he wanted to shelve after the material called “nature” (Physkia) — so he called it “after nature.” Originally, this wasn’t even a subject at all — it was a collection.

Sprigge's book "The God of Metaphysics" () is a study of metaphysics, religion, and their value and interrelationship. The book is long and difficult but Sprigge makes clear that he hoped it would attract lay readers interested in the issues it addresses as well as professional by: 1 hour ago  Doing philosophy requires using reason to resolve a fundamental question.

Fundamental questions about the existence of things, the nature of things, the essence of things, or of reality itself, are metaphysical ysics is the subfield of philosophy devoted to answering these sorts of questions. Metaphysical questions can be found not only throughout all of Western philosophy.

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Title: Seller Rating: % positive. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world. Topics of metaphysical investigation include existence, objects and their properties, space and time, cause and effect, and possibility.

Part 1 " "'BEGINNING' means (1) that part of a thing from which one would start first, e.g a line or a road has a beginning in either of the contrary directions. (2) That from which each thing would best be originated, e.g. even in learning we must sometimes begin not from the first point and the beginning of the subject, but from the point from which we should learn most easily.

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Only by reflecting on the internal logic of his metaphysics can we recognize the multi-faceted nature of this unitary principle. TALKING ABOUT THE ONE Three interrelated factors motivate Plotinus's philosophy of the One: tradition, reason, and experience.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pears, David Francis. Nature of metaphysics. London, Macmillan; New York, St. Martin's Press (OCoLC) Within the compass of less than two hundred small pages he deals very suggestively with the nature of the metaphysical problems, the methods of meta physical science and its relation to the rest Author: A.

Book Beta consists of a series of fifteen metaphysical puzzles on the nature of first principles, substance, and other fundamental concepts.

In each case, Aristotle presents a thesis and a contradicting antithesis, both of which could be taken as answers to the puzzle. Metaphysics: explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world r/ Metaphysics.

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A philosopher of nature can come to know of the positively immaterial if, by investigating the human soul and the nature of understanding, she can demonstrate that the principle of human life, i.e. the soul, is also immaterial.C. H.

Whiteley Octo Originally published in For those interested in the fundamental problems of philosophy but not familiar with its technicalities, this book introduces the main type of theory in metaphysics, not by a catalogue of philosophers’ opinions but by a continuous train of reasoning.book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8 book 9 book 10 book 11 book 12 book 13 book section: Now animals are by nature born with the power of sensation, and from this some acquire the faculty of memory, whereas others do not.

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