Approaches to Metaphysics

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-2181-7 (Print) 978-1-4020-2182-4 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Introduction: Taking Metaphysics Seriously

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      Pages 1-19

      Introduction: Taking Metaphysics Seriously

  2. Issues in Classical Metaphysics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21

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      Pages 23-59

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

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      Pages 61-74

      Logic and Metaphysics in German Philosophy from Melanchthon to Hegel

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      Pages 75-90

      Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Pre-Established Harmony

  3. Modern Challenges to the Scope of Metaphysics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91

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      Pages 93-100

      The Integration of History and Metaphysics

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      Pages 111-125

      Suffering, Metaphysics, and Nietzsche’s Path to the Holy

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      Pages 127-136

      Can ‘Creation’ Be a Metaphysical Concept?

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      Pages 137-156

      Metaphysics West and East: Bosanquet and Sankara

  4. On the Road to Metaphysics — Freedom, Agency, and Existence

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-179

      Metaphysics and the Origins of Arendt’s Account of Evil and Human Freedom

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      Pages 181-207

      Agents, Causes, and Explanations: The Idea of a Metaphysical System

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      Pages 209-226

      Speculative and Analytical Philosophy, Theories of Existence, and the Generalization of the Mathematical Function

  5. Metaphysical Theories in a Contemporary Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227

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      Pages 229-248

      Jacques Maritain and the Metaphysics of Plato

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      Pages 249-264

      Metaphysics and Idealism

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      Pages 265-300

      Empiricism: Principles and Problems

  6. The Possibility of Metaphysics

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      Pages 301-301

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      Pages 303-315

      Metaphysics as “De Insolubilibus

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      Pages 317-326

      Designing Metaphysics