An Introduction to Metaphysics / Edition 2

An Introduction to Metaphysics / Edition 2

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by Henri Bergson
     
 

ISBN-10: 087220474X

ISBN-13: 9780872204744

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

John Perry-author of the acclaimed Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Hackett, 1978)-revisits Gretchen Weirob in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God. In the early part of the work, Gretchen and her friends consider whether evil provides a problem for those who believe in the perfection of God. As the discussion…  See more details below

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John Perry-author of the acclaimed Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Hackett, 1978)-revisits Gretchen Weirob in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God. In the early part of the work, Gretchen and her friends consider whether evil provides a problem for those who believe in the perfection of God. As the discussion continues they consider the nature of human evil-whether, for example, fully rational actions can be intentionally evil. Recurring themes are the distinction between natural evil and evil done by free agents, and the problems the Holocaust and other cases of genocide pose for conceptions of the universe as a basically good place, or humans as basically good beings. Once again, Perry's ability to get at the heart of matters combines with his exemplary skill at writing the dialogue form. An ideal volume for introducing students to the subtleties and intricacies of philosophical discussion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872204744
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Metaphysics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
826,603
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents


Series Preface     vii
"The Very Life of Things": Thinking Objects and Reversing Thought in Bergsonian Metaphysics   John Mullarkey     ix
Guide to Further Reading     xxxiii
An Introduction to Metaphysics   Henri Bergson     xxxv
Translator's Preface   T. E. Hulme     xxxvii
Notes     55
Index     60

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