Metaphysical Perspectives

Nicholas Rescher offers a grand vision of how to conceptualize, and in some cases answer, some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics and value theory

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Main Author: Rescher, Nicholas
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Press 2017
In:Year: 2017
Reviews:Metaphysical Perspectives, Nicholas Rescher, University of Notre Dame Press, 2017 (ISBN 978-0-268-10289-0), x + 260 pp, hb 45 (2019) (Thompson, Ben)
Further subjects:B Metaphysics
B Electronic books
Online Access: Volltext (lizenzpflichtig)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Rescher, Nicholas: Metaphysical Perspectives. - Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press,c2017. - 9780268102890
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Summary:Nicholas Rescher offers a grand vision of how to conceptualize, and in some cases answer, some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics and value theory
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: On the Mission of Philosophy -- One Ultimate Questions -- Two World Views -- Three Terminological Contextuality -- Four On Contingency and Necessity -- Five Randomness and Reason -- Six Issues of Self-Reference and Paradox -- Seven Explanation and the Principle of Sufficient Reason -- Eight Intelligent Design Revisited in the Light of Evolutionary Neoplatonism -- Nine What If Things Were Different? -- Ten On the Improvability of the World -- Eleven Consciousness -- Twelve Control -- Thirteen Free Will in the Light of Process Theory -- Fourteen Personhood -- Fifteen The Metaphysics of Moral Obligation -- Sixteen Empathy, Shared Experience, and Other Minds -- Seventeen Philosophy as an Inexact Science -- Eighteen Philosophy's Involvement with Transcendental Issues -- Nineteen Religious Variation and the Rationale of Belief -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index of Names
ISBN:0268102910