New Essays in Metaphysics

New Essays in Metaphysics

by Robert Cummings Neville (Editor)


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This volume displays fifteen of the many lively options in the field of metaphysics. The authors, having finished their formal education in the 1960s or later, belong to the generation of philosophers whose rebellion was against those who thought they saw metaphysics in the grand sense to be passe or impossible. The authors also share a commitment to the importance of metaphysics for the social and cultural life of our time. Despite the diversity of argued opinions on the fundamental array of metaphysical topics, these essays display the zest of a reborn enterprise, at once appropriating a rich and honorable past and moving into new areas only recently thought illegitimate for philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887063572
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 11/28/1986
Series: SUNY series in Systematic Philosophy Series
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Neville is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction

Logos, Mythos, Chaos: Metaphysics as the Quest for Diversity
David L. Hall

The Primacy of the Mesocosm
George Allan

Copernican Metaphysics
Nicholas Capaldi

Perceived Worlds Are Interpreted Worlds
Patrick A. Heelan

Toward Experiential Metaphysics: Radical Temporalism
Charles M. Sherover

Possibilities and Constraints
Jay Schulkin

Moral Order and the Constraints of Agency: Toward a New Metaphysics of Morals
George R. Lucas

The Civilizing of Enterprise
William M. Sullivan

The First Metaphysics: Revisioning Plato
Antonio T. de Nicolas

Creativity in a Future Key
Lewis S. Ford

God the Savior
Elizabeth M. Kraus

Metaphor, Analogy, and the Nature of Truth
Carl G. Vaught

Relations, Indeterminacy, and Intelligibility
Brian John Martine

Sketch of a System
Robert C. Neville

The Spiral of Reflection
David Weissman

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