Studies in Philosophy and Religion

Approaches to Metaphysics

Editors: Sweet, William (Ed.)

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Today, when systematic philosophy - and reason itself - are challenged both outside of and within philosophy, is it still possible to do metaphysics? This volume provides a broad perspective on contemporary approaches to the nature and the fundamental questions of metaphysics. Drawing on scholars from continental Europe, Asia, Canada, the United States, and Great Britain, and representing a variety of philosophical cultures and traditions, this volume surveys and extends work in metaphysics and its implications for broader philosophical concerns (e.g., in ethics and social philosophy, in mathematics and logic, and in epistemology). It also addresses such questions as the role of history and historicity in undertaking metaphysics, the nature of metaphysics, the priority of metaphysics over epistemology, and the challenges of empiricism and postmodernism.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Taking Metaphysics Seriously

    Sweet, William

    Pages 1-19

  • Does Being Have a Nature? (Or: Metaphysics as a Science of the Real)

    Dewan, Lawrence

    Pages 23-59

  • Logic and Metaphysics in German Philosophy from Melanchthon to Hegel

    Pozzo, Riccardo

    Pages 61-74

  • Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Pre-Established Harmony

    Feist, Richard

    Pages 75-90

  • The Integration of History and Metaphysics

    Schmitz, Kenneth L.

    Pages 93-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Approaches to Metaphysics
Editors
  • William Sweet
Series Title
Studies in Philosophy and Religion
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2182-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2182-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2181-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-4003-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 336
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