Free Shipping In the UK
Currency:
GBP £ GBP
Metaphysics By Stephan Korner

Metaphysics
by Stephan Korner

In Stock
£6.99
This is an ambitious and substantial study of metaphysics: its nature and inescapability. Professor Koerner's method may be described as 'philosophical anthropology', and aims to arrive at a characterisation of the metaphysical beliefs with which we (have to) operate.
Only 1 left

Metaphysics Summary


Metaphysics: Its Structure and Function by Stephan Korner

This is an ambitious and substantial study of metaphysics: its nature and inescapability. Professor Koerner's method may be described as 'philosophical anthropology', and aims to arrive at a characterisation of the metaphysical beliefs with which we (have to) operate. Professor Koerner begins by describing how the categorical framework of a person's metaphysical beliefs may be embedded in more ordinary beliefs and practical attitudes to the world. He illustrates the variety of such frameworks and describes their role, going on to explain how they may be modified by argument and reflection. This is an independent inquiry, but also the culmination of a series of Professor Koerner's earlier works. The writing is extremely clear and the material sensitively controlled, revealing great learning and many suggestive insights and comparisons. It presents overall a comprehensive and carefully thought-out account of metaphysics.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Table of Contents


Preface; Introduction; Part I. On the organisation of beliefs and attitudes: 1. On the cognitive organisation of experience; 2. On the organisation of practical attitudes; 3. On the aesthetic attitudes; 4. Immanent and transcendent philosophy; Part II. On Immanent and Transcendent Metaphysics: 5. The principles of logic as supreme cognitive principles; 6. On mathematical thinking as a possible source of immanent metaphysics; 7. On predictive and instrumental thinking about nature as a possible source of immanent metaphysics; 8. On thinking about persons and mental phenomena as a possible source of immanent metaphysics; 9. On thinking about social phenomena and history as a possible source of immanent metaphysics; 10. On delimiting a person's immanent metaphysics; 11. Transcendent metaphysics and the application of concepts; 12. Transcendent metaphysics and the limits of conceptual thinking; 13. On antimetaphysical errors and illusions; Part III. Stability and Change in Metaphysics: 14. On internal strains; 15. On external pressures exerted by methodological and other arguments; 16. On metaphysical pluralism, intrametaphysical and metaphysical progress; 17. Some speculations about transcendent reality; Summary of Theses; Index.

Additional information

GOR010199547
Metaphysics: Its Structure and Function by Stephan Korner
Stephan Korner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1986-05-29
252
0521338026
9780521338028
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.