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An expanded edition of a respected and influential work first published in 1966 on metaphysics in general and ontology in particular. Provides a systematic framework for understanding the broad features of the world and nature, and for locating the understanding of self and society within nature. Includes Buchler's reply to his critics. No bibliography. Paper edition unseen, $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791401835
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1989
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition

I. The Rudimentary Considerations
II. Prevalence and Alescence
III. Ordinality and Relation
IV. Possibility and Actuality

Notes to the Original Editions

Appendix I: Selections from The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 14:1, 1976
Reply to Reck: The Structure of the Whole, The Location of the Parts
Reply to Anton: Against "Proper" Ontology
Reply to Greenlee: Philosophy and Exhibitive Judgment

Appendix II: Notes on the Contour of a Natural Complex

Appendix III: On the Concept of "the World"

Appendix IV: Probing the Idea of Nature

Editors' Notes to the Second Edition

Index

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