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Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity

by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback & Tora Lane Rowman & Littlefield International (December 23, 2014)

This is an edited collection of original essays that combine philosophy, phenomenology, and literature to reflect on modern ideas about orientation and disorientation, grounds and groundlessness.


Descartes' Temporal Dualism

by Rebecca Lloyd Waller Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Rebecca Lloyd Waller defends a temporal dualist interpretation of Descartes’ account of time to directly engage and address common interpretive puzzles. Descartes' Temporal Dualism offers a significant contribution...


Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible: From Kant to Schopenhauer

by Brayton Polka Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

This book analyzes the ideas central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically. Polka argues that Schopenhauer has an altogether...


Continental Anti-Realism: A Critique

by Richard Sebold Rowman & Littlefield International (November 03, 2014)

Sebold provides a critique of the arguments for anti-realism in Continental philosophy, engaging specifically with Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Husserl. Utilizing resources from both the analytic and continental...


Crimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature, and the Paranormal

by Stephen E. Braude Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

Crimes of Reason brings together expanded and updated versions of some of Braude’s best previously published essays, along with new essays written specifically for this book.


Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics

by Paul Studtmann Lexington Books (October 11, 2010)

Empiricism and the Problem of Metaphysics develops and defends an empiricist solution to the problem of metaphysics, then examines the implications of such a solution for skeptical arguments and the is-ought...


The Importance of How We See Ourselves: Self-Identity and Responsible Agency

by Marina A. L. Oshana Lexington Books (September 28, 2010)

The Importance of How We See Ourselves: Self-Identity and Responsible Agency analyzes the nature of the self and the phenomena of self-awareness and self-identity in an attempt to offer insight into the practical...


Ethics and Time: Ethos of Temporal Orientation in Politics and Religion of the Niger Delta

by Nimi Wariboko Lexington Books (October 14, 2010)

Ethics and Time investigates how temporal orientation influence social-ethics. Re-conceptualizing temporal orientation as the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities...


Transcendental Guilt: Reflections on Ethical Finitude

by Sami Pihlstrsm Lexington Books (March 17, 2011)

Transcendental Guilt challenges traditional ways of understanding moral philosophy by proposing, instead of mainstream ethical theorizing, a serious moral reflection on our ethical finitude, focusing on the...


Living Yogacara

by Tagawa Shun'ei & Charles Muller Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing...


Invisible Language: Its Incalculable Significance for Philosophy

by Garth L. Hallett Lexington Books (March 06, 2014)

Invisible Language: Its Incalcuable Significance for Philosophy affirms that a greater awareness of language, philosophy's universal medium, could have altered the history of philosophy beyond recognition. Striking...


Songs Of Malantor

by Patricia Pereira Atria Books/Beyond Words (March 15, 2011)

In 1987, medical transcriptionist Patricia Pereira suddenly started receiving telepathic communications from the star Arcturus and was requested to begin a series of galactically inspired manuscripts.

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Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates: The Complex Legacy of Saint Augustine and Peter Lombard

by Severin Valentinov Kitanov Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates traces the reception of Saint Augustine’s concept of beatific enjoyment (fruitio beatifica) in Peter Lombard’s Sentences. It identifies the main themes and...


Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth

by Tashi Tsering, Gordon McDougall & Thubten Zopa Wisdom Publications (October 10, 2008)

Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth is a clear and remarkably practical presentation of a core Buddhist teaching on the nature of reality. Geshe Tashi Tsering provides readers with an excellent opportunity to enhance...


Freedom from Extremes

by Jose Ignacio Cabezon & Lobsang Dargyay Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

What is emptiness? This question at the heart of Buddhist philosophy has preoccupied the greatest minds of India and Tibet for two millennia, producing hundreds of volumes. Distinguishing the Views, by the fifteenth-century...


Practicing Wisdom

by Dalaï Lama & Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

Like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom focuses on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva's complex...


Meditation on Emptiness

by Jeffrey Hopkins Wisdom Publications (April 01, 2014)

In this major work, Jeffrey Hopkins, on e of the world's foremost scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, offers a clear exposition of the Prasangika-Madhyamaka view of emptiness as presented in the Ge-luk-ba...


Why Materialism Is Baloney: How True Skeptics Know There Is No Death and Fathom Answers to life, the Universe, and Everything

by Bernardo Kastrup Iff Books (April 25, 2014)

A hard-nosed, logical, and skeptic non-materialist metaphysics according to which the body is in mind, not mind in the body.


The Metaphysics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

The ancient philosopher's enduring treatise features a refutation of skepticism, a contrast of metaphysics to the other sciences, and a meditation on the nature of the infinite.


A Treatise of Human Nature

by David Hume Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

This enormously influential work employs Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. Numerous thought-provoking considerations of issues include causation,...


Pragmatism

by William James Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C. S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition.


Gorgias and Timaeus

by Plato Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

Gorgias addresses the temptations of success and the rewards of a moral life while Timaeus explains the world in terms not only of physical laws but also of metaphysical and religious principles.


Trust, Our Second Nature: Crisis, Reconciliation, and the Personal

by Thomas O. Buford Lexington Books (January 16, 2009)

This book is focused on what stabilizes and unifies our second nature, or that which we participants in a culture share in common. The claim is that in the triadic structure of the experience of all persons,...


Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion: Toward a New Image of Ethical Thought

by Karen L. F. Houle Lexington Books (December 24, 2013)

Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion: Toward a New Image of Ethical Thought draws from feminist theory, post-structuralist theory, and complexity theory to develop a new set of ethical concepts for broaching...


Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

by Erman Kaplama UPA (December 12, 2013)

Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis, he explores the...


Metaphysics of Infinity: The Problem of Motion and the Infinite Brain

by Ion Soteropoulos UPA (November 26, 2013)

Ion Soteropoulos reconciles the contradiction between the finite and infinite and transforms this reconciliation into the founding principle of motion. This book will appeal to readers interested in the logical...


Autonomy and the Situated Self: A Challenge to Bioethics

by Rachel Haliburton Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Autonomy and the Situated Self offers a critique of contemporary mainstream bioethics and proposes an alternative framework for the exploration of bioethical issues.


The Legitimacy of Miracle

by Robert A. Larmer Lexington Books (November 05, 2013)

The Legitimacy of Miracle defends the view that miracles, in the strong sense of being events produced by a supernatural agent overriding the usual course of nature, can take place without violating any laws...


The Myth of Aristotle's Development and the Betrayal of Metaphysics

by Walter E. Wehrle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2001)

In this radical reinterpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics, Walter E. Wehrle demonstrates that developmental theories of Aristotle are based on a faulty assumption: that the fifth chapter of Categories ('substance')...


Return From Exile: A Theory of Possibility

by Ermanno Bencivenga Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

Return from Exile: A Theory of Possibility challenges the modern understanding of possibility, which dates back to Leibniz and sees possibility as evasion, as irrelevant to the actual world. It offers an alternative...


The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel: Nishida, Nishitani, and Tanabe Remake the Philosophy of Spirit

by Peter Suares Lexington Books (October 28, 2010)

The Kyoto School grafts the presuppositions and methodology of Hegel's idealism onto the Japanese Buddhist worldview. In The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel, Peter Suares evaluates the success of the three...


Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism

by Graham Harman Zero Books (November 29, 2013)

In this diverse collection of sixteen essays, lectures, and interviews Graham Harman lucidly explains the principles of Speculative Realism, including his own object-oriented philosophy.


My Son and the Afterlife

by Elisa Medhus M.D. Atria Books/Beyond Words (October 01, 2013)

An emotional journey through grief to healing and skepticism to belief—discover the answers that will change your life forever.

LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES—NOT EVEN DEATH

Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life...


The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida

by Sean Gaston Rowman & Littlefield International (September 16, 2013)

A clear and concise account of the metaphysical concept of world, its possibilities and limitations, from Kant to Derrida.


Pragmatism and Realism

by Frederick L. Will, Kenneth R. Westphal & Alasdair MacIntyre Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 1996)

In this collection of nine essays, Will demonstrates that a social account of human knowledge is consistent with, and ultimately requires, realism.


Expressing the Inexpressible in Lyotard and Pseudo-Dionysius: Bearing Witness as Spiritual Exercise

by Mélanie V. Walton Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

Rigorously studying the inexpressible expression provoked by the silenced testimony of the Holocaust survivor, in Jean-François Lyotard’s The Differend, and the religious faithful, in Pseudo-Dionysius’...


The Iroquois and the Athenians: A Political Ontology

by Brian Seitz & Thomas Thorp Lexington Books (August 15, 2013)

An original work of political theory, The Iroquois and the Athenians relocates the problem of political foundations and origins, removing it from the dead logic of the social contract and grafting it onto a...


Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and its Role in Philosophical Inquiry

by William Ramsey, Michael R. DePaul, Tamara Horowitz & Richard Foley et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 09, 1998)

Ancients and moderns alike have constructed arguments and assessed theories on the basis of common sense and intuitive judgments. Yet, despite the important role intuitions play in philosophy, there has been...


Reflections on the Logic of the Good

by Chana Cox Lexington Books (October 23, 2007)

Reflections on the Logic of the Good provides a metaphysical and philosophical foundation for those who argue against micromanagement of the individual, the economy, and society. In doing so, it offers a defense...


The Species Problem: Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology

by David N. Stamos Lexington Books (March 17, 2003)

Stamos squarely confronts the problem of determining what a biological species is, whether species are real, and the nature of their reality. He critically considers the evolution of the major contemporary views...


Plato's Cleitophon: On Socrates and the Modern Mind

by Mark Kremer Lexington Books (April 23, 2004)

The Cleitophon has recently been discovered to be Plato's dialogue introducingThe Republic. In this volume of essays, Editor, Translator, and Author Mark Kremer introduces seminal work that understands The Cleitophon...


Jouissance as Ananda: Indian Philosophy, Feminist Theory, and Literature

by Ashmita Khasnabish Lexington Books (April 10, 2006)

Jouissance as Ananda seeks to resolve the often-problematic Western concept of the ego by proposing a cross-cultural theory of consciousness that draws on Indian philosophy. Author Ashmita Khasnabish uses the...


Classical Indian Philosophy: An Introductory Text

by J. N. Mohanty Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 12, 2000)

Renowned philosopher J. N. Mohanty examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through the 17th century Navya Nyaya. Instead of concentrating on the different systems, he focuses on the major...


Material Constitution: A Reader

by Michael Rea, Mark Johnston, Frederick C. Doepke & Peter T. Geach et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 06, 1997)

The only anthology available on material constitution, this book collects important recent work on well known puzzles in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. The extensive, clearly written introduction helps...


Persistence through Time in Spinoza

by Jason Waller Lexington Books (August 31, 2012)

This book is the first book-length study of the nature of time and persistence in Spinoza. It will be of interest to anyone interested in Modern Philosophy or Metaphysics.


Anscombe's Moral Philosophy

by Duncan Richter Lexington Books (November 19, 2010)

Anscombe's Moral Philosophy is an accessible introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe's work on ethics. It also offers a critique of her views on such diverse subjects as the bombing of Hiroshima, same-sex marriage,...


The Arguments of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

by Bryan Hall, Mark Black & Matt Sheffield Lexington Books (December 27, 2010)

This book reconstructs, using the tools of propositional logic, thirty-six of the central arguments from Immanuel Kant's landmark work, the Critique of Pure Reason. Although there are many excellent companions...


Contingency, Time, and Possibility: An Essay on Aristotle and Duns Scotus

by Pascal Massie Lexington Books (November 19, 2010)

In Contingency, Time and Possibility, Pascal Massie explores the inquiries of Aristotle and Duns Scotus into contingency and possibility, as well as the complex and fascinating questions they raise. Massie shows...


Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology

by Brian G. Henning & Adam Scarfe Lexington Books (February 01, 2013)

Pairing scientists and philosophers together, this book is an exploration of some of the new frontiers in biology (e.g., Emergence, Complex Systems, Biosemiotics, Symbiogenesis, Organic Selection, Epigenetics,...


Towards Speculative Realism: Essays &

by Graham Harman John Hunt Publishing (November 26, 2010)

These writings chart Harman's rise from Chicago sportswriter to co founder of one of Europe's most promising philosophical movements: Speculative Realism.