The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics

This book charts the evolution of metaphysics since Descartes and provides a compelling case for why metaphysics matters.

The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics

Author: A. W. Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521616557

Page: 668

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This book charts the evolution of metaphysics since Descartes and provides a compelling case for why metaphysics matters.

Metaphysics

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Metaphysics

Author: Anna Marmodoro

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190941618

Page: 236

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This volume introduces readers to a selected number of core issues in metaphysics that have been central in the history of philosophy and remain foundational to contemporary debates, that is: substances; properties; modality and essence; causality; determinism and free will. Anna Marmodoro and Erasmus Mayr take a neo-Aristotelian approach both in the selection and presentation of the topics. But Marmodoro and Mayr's discussion is not narrowly partisan-it consistently presents opposing sides of the debate and addresses issues from different philosophical traditions, and encourages readers to draw their own conclusions about them. Metaphysics combines a state-of-the-art presentation of the issues that takes into account the most recent developments in the field, with extensive references to the history of philosophy. The book thus makes topics in contemporary analytical metaphysics easily accessible to readers who have no specific background in contemporary philosophy, but rather in the history of philosophy. At the same time, it will engage readers who do not have any historical background with some key developments within the history of the subject.

The Logical Alien

A. W. Moore thinks that Descartes ought to have said “God cannot do X” for all
sorts of possible values of X. Indeed, this is how the chapter on Descartes in
Moore's book The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics begins: René Descartes ...

The Logical Alien

Author: Sofia Miguens

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674335902

Page: 944

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Is our logical form of thought merely one among many, or must it be the form of thought as such? From Kant to Wittgenstein, philosophers have wrestled with variants of this question. This volume brings together nine distinguished thinkers on the subject, including James Conant, author of the seminal paper “The Search for Logically Alien Thought.”

Language World and Limits

The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. — 2013. Was the Author of the Tractatus a
Transcendental Idealist?. In Peter Sullivan and Michael Potter (eds),
Wittgensteins Tractatus: ...

Language  World  and Limits

Author: A. W. Moore

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198823649

Page: 304

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This collection of essays by A.W. Moore is concerned with the business of representing how things are - its nature, its scope, and its limits. The chapters in Part One deal with linguistic representation and discuss topics such as rules of representation and their nature, the sorites paradox, and the very distinction between sense and nonsense. Wittgenstein's work, both early and late, figures prominently. One thesis that surfaces at various points is that somethings are beyond representation. The essays in Part Two deal with representation more generally and with the character of what is represented, and owe much to Bernard Williams's argument for thepossibility of representation from no point of view. They touch more or less directly on the distinction between representation from a point of view and representation from no point of view-in some cases by exploring various consequences of Kant's belief that representation of how things are physically is always, eo ipso, representation from a point of view. One thesis that surfaces at various points is that nothing is beyond representation. Each of the chapters in Part Three, which drawinspiration from the early work of Wittgenstein, indicate how the resulting tension between Parts One and Two is to be resolved: namely, by construing the first part as a thesis about states of knowledge orunderstanding, and the second part as a thesis about facts or truths.

Republic Timaeus Critias

It corresponds to a certain extent with the modern conception of a law of nature ,
or of a final cause , or of both in one , and in ... Modern metaphysics may be
described as the science of abstractions , or as the science of the evolution of
thought ...

Republic  Timaeus  Critias

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Outline of the Evolution philosophy

Between the explanations of ancient and those of modern metaphysics the
difference is merely in form , not in substance . In the place of facts rudely heaped
together , we have now facts well observed , that are adduced to explain what
can be ...

Outline of the Evolution philosophy

Author: Emile Honoré Cazelles

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Page: 167

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The Metaphysics of Modern Existence

Evolutionary doctrines thus helped to justify the already present desire of people
to free themselves from the restrictions placed upon their lives by organized
religion without presenting them with the equally important demand to account for
 ...

The Metaphysics of Modern Existence

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

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Page: 233

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Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrines of Evolution with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy

And it is worthy of note that , in this emphatic declaration , modern metaphysics
ends in precisely the same reductio ad absurdum in which ancient metaphysics
met its doom . The incompetence of ordinary reason to construct a science of ...

Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy Based on the Doctrines of Evolution  with Criticisms on the Positive Philosophy

Author: John Fiske

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Page: 465

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"The present work is based upon lectures given at Harvard University in the autumn of 1869 and spring of 1871. At the outset these lectures were designed to include only a criticism of the Positive Philosophy, or Positivism, but I have enlarged the course to make it include a somewhat complete outline-sketch of the new philosophy based on the Doctrine of Evolution. The extravagant claim of Positivism to stand for the whole of attainable scientific philosophy is, I trust, finally disposed of of when it is shown that a system of philosophy has been constructed, out of purely scientific materials and by the employment of scientific methods, which opposes a direct negative to every one of the theorems of which Positivism is made up.; I call this system Cosmic Philosophy"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

The Contemporary Review

If there is an evolution anywhere, it is in philosophy, and a philosophy which
ignores its antecedents is like a tree without ... and language, he, like every true
philosopher, feels the influence of Descartes, the founder of modern metaphysics
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Proceedings of the Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiotic and Feeble Minded Persons

The subtle reasonings , clear deductions , keen metaphysical insight , and wealth
of illustration drawn from the treasury of his ... Written in a plain , clear style , they
are wholly free from the rhetorical flourish of scientific cant , or the opaqueness of
modern metaphysics . Rereading these pages , we study the evolution , step by
step , of a great charity , as illustrated by the personal experience of the writer .

Proceedings of the Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiotic and Feeble Minded Persons

Author: American Association on Mental Deficiency. Proceedings

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Page: 466

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Proceedings of the Annual Session

The subtle reasonings , clear deductions , keen metaphysical insight , and wealth
of illustration drawn from the treasury of his ... Written in a plain , clear style , they
are wholly free from the rhetorical flourish of scientific cant , or the opaqueness of
modern metaphysics . Rereading these pages , we study the evolution , step by
step , of a great charity , as illustrated by the personal experience of the writer .

Proceedings of the Annual Session

Author: American Association on Mental Deficiency

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Evolution and Effort

But the principles of Christianity are impregnable ; they alone can withstand the
modern tendency to strengthen the state ... Philosophy must expand in order to
deal with the fresh problems raised by modern physics and modern metaphysics
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Evolution and Effort

Author: Edmond Kelly

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Page: 297

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Metaphysics in Modern Times

summarizes what are probably the most characteristically novel features of the
event - continuant metaphysics in comparison with the substance and the
evolution doctrines . In particular , the recognition of the ultimacy , certainly of the
primacy ...

Metaphysics in Modern Times

Author: Dilman Walter Gotshalk

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Page: 110

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Political science quarterly

Hegel grew up in an intellectual atmosphere in which the conception of evolution
, and especially of biological evolution , was ... The truth is , Mr. Ritchie's angle of
vision , corrected by modern metaphysics and science , places him , though he ...

Political science quarterly

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