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            Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta
             

            Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta (Hardback)

            By Beere, Jonathan

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            Doing and Being confronts the problem of how to understand two central concepts of Aristotle's philosophy: energeia and dunamis. These terms seem ambiguous between actuality/potentiality and activity/capacity, but Aristotle did not intend this. Beere's careful reading of Metaphys...ics Theta shows the way to an analogical conception of ienergeia.
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            ISBN 9780199206704
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Aristotle Studies Series
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            Metaphysics
             

            Metaphysics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Van Inwagen, Peter

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            Introduces readers to metaphysics. This book examines three profound questions: What are the most general features of the world? Why is there a world? And, what is the place of human beings in the world? It also includes a chapter on ontology.

            ISBN 9780813343563
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2008
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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            Word , Words, and World: How a Wittgensteinian Perspective on Metaphor-Making Reveals the Theo-logic of Reality
              

            Word , Words, and World: How a Wittgensteinian Perspective on Metaphor-Making Reveals the Theo-logic of Reality (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Patterson, Susan

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            Employing the linguistic philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein as 'philosophical hand-maid', this title subjects to critique both traditional realist and post-modern constructivist perspectives as it examines how the nature and role of metaphor-making at the creative edge of language c...asts light on the God-language-world relationship.
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            ISBN 9783034302302
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2013
            Publisher Peter Lang
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            Series Religions and Discourse
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            The Approach to Metaphysics

            The Approach to Metaphysics (Hardback)

            By Tomlin, E. W. F.

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            Originally published in 1947. This book looks at contemporary conundrums in philosophical tendencies, bringing the reader a first-principles review of the purpose of such enquiries in relation to modern life. It presents the importance of the history of the development of philoso...phical thought, beginning in Part 1 with perception. Significant definitions and theories are identified and later refinements discussed - in particular conceptualism and its development from the Greeks through Berkeley to modern realism and its limitations and critiques. Part 2 brings problems identified by past thinkersto the fore, from Plato's forms to Christian theology, in an examination of the apparent dichotomy between metaphysics and scientific methods. Part 3 examines the Rationalist and the Empiricist attacks on Scepticism and Kant's reconciliation of the differences of both. This provides the context and structure for discussion of the works of Hegel, and ultimate refutation thereof as a confusion between metaphysics and theology. Part 4 identifies the developments in thinking of Positivism, both Modern and Logical, and the New Synthesis of Alexander and Whitehead as the most recent approach.
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            ISBN 9780367193959
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics
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            Being Necessary: Themes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale

            Being Necessary: Themes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale (Hardback)

            Edited by Fred-Rivera, Ivette; Leech, Jessica

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            Ontology is the study of what exists; modal metaphysics looks at the nature and status of possibility. These strands of metaphysics have been interwoven throughout the work of Bob Hale and in response Being Necessary presents contributions by leading philosophers which further ex...plore these issues.
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            ISBN 9780198792161
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            God and Natural Order: Physics, Philosophy, and Theology
             

            God and Natural Order: Physics, Philosophy, and Theology (Hardback)

            By Henson, Shaun C.

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            In God and Natural Order: Physics, Philosophy, and Theology, Shaun Henson brings a theological approach to bear on contemporary scientific and philosophical debates on the ordered or disordered nature of the universe. Henson engages arguments for a unified theory of the laws of n...ature, a concept with monotheistic metaphysical and theological leanings, alongside the pluralistic viewpoints set out by Nancy Cartwright and other philosophers of science, who contend that the nature of physical reality is intrinsically complex and irreducible to a single unifying theory. Drawing on the work of theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg and his conception of the Trinitarian Christian god, the author argues that a theological line of inquiry can provide a useful framework for examining controversies in physics and the philosophy of science. God and Natural Order will raise provocative questions for theologians, Pannenberg scholars, and researchers working in the intersection of science and religion.
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            ISBN 9780415729185
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Studies in Religion
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            What is this thing called Philosophy?
             

            What is this thing called Philosophy? (Hardback)

            Edited by Pritchard, Duncan

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            What is Knowledge? Where does it come from? Can we know anything at all? This lucid and engaging introduction grapples with these central questions in the theory of knowledge, offering a clear, non-partisan view of the main themes of epistemology including recent developments suc...h as virture epistemology and contextualism. Duncan Pritchard discusses both traditional issues and contemporary ideas in thirteen easily digestible sections which include: the value of knowledge; the structure of knowledge; virtues and faculties; perception; testimony and memory; induction; and scepticism. What is this thing called knowledge? contains many helpful student-friendly features. Each chapter concludes with a useful summary of the main ideas discussed, study questions, annotated further reading, and a guide to web resources.
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            ISBN 9780415839761
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science
             

            Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science (Hardback, New edition)

            By Sankey, Howard

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            Emphasizes the epistemological aspects of scientific realism and contains a solution to the problem of induction that rests on an appeal to the principle of uniformity of nature.

            ISBN 9780754658887
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2008
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            The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine
             

            The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine (Hardback)

            Edited by Solomon, Miriam; Simon, Jeremy R.; Kincaid, Harold

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            The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine is a comprehensive guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It examines traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled tria...l, the biopsychosocial model, explanation, clinical judgment and phenomenology of medicine and emerging topics, such as philosophy of epidemiology, measuring harms, the concept of disability, nursing perspectives, race and gender, the metaphysics of Chinese medicine, and narrative medicine. Each of the 48 chapters is written especially for this volume and with a student audience in mind. For pedagogy and clarity, each chapter contains an extended example illustrating the ideas discussed. This text is intended for use as a reference for students in courses in philosophy of medicine and philosophy of science, and pairs well with the Routledge Companion to Bioethics for use in medical humanities and social science courses.
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            ISBN 9781138846791
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Philosophy Companions
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            Toward a Metaphysics of Culture

            Toward a Metaphysics of Culture (Hardback)

            By Margolis, Joseph

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            Toward a Metaphysics of Culture provides an initial, minimal, and original analysis of the concept of uniquely enlanguaged cultures of the human world and of the distinctive metaphysical features of whatever belongs to the things of that world: preeminently, persons, language, ac...tions, artworks, products, history, practices, institutions, and norms. Emphasis is placed on the artifactual and hybrid nature of persons, naturalistic and post-Darwinian evolutionary considerations, and the bearing of the account on a range of disputed inquiries largely centered on the relationship between physical nature and human culture and between the natural and human sciences. The schema offered lays a foundation for a closer analysis of the human mind, cognition, interpretation, nomologicality, normativity, intentionality, realism, and related matters. The central thesis advances the heterodox notion, congruent with post-Darwinian studies in paleoanthropology, that the human person is a natural artifact, a functional transform of the primate members of Homo sapiens, by way of a complexly intertwined biological and encultured evolution, primarily dependent on the invention, transmission, and mastery of true language and the novel hybrid abilities that that makes possible. The emergence of persons is taken to be the obverse side of the mastery of language itself.
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            ISBN 9781138648296
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in American Philosophy
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