Centering and Extending : An Essay on Metaphysical Sense

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Metaphysics is one of the oldest, and most complicated, branches of philosophy. It has been debated and talked about since the ancient Greeks; and it is something that can still be debated to this day, though modern philosophers take a more nuanced and technical look at metaphysics. In this new book by professor Steven Smith, we explore a new way of thinking about metaphysics, a modern way to turn classical and early modern thinking about metaphysics into new ways of viewing both mental and material things and their relationship. The book is really split into a couple of parts. The first part is an examination of the history of metaphysics through Plato and Descartes and how their theories came about and influenced the world. The second part is Professor Smith’s thesis, and the last part I view more as a critique of modern metaphysical thinking. This book assumes that the reader has a solid foundation in metaphysics, and it builds on that so Professor Smith can clearly, concisely deliver his thesis. This book will be a great boon for advanced students in philosophy because he lays the groundwork to examine an old concept in a new fashion.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher SUNY Press
Publish Date 2017-Apr-01
ISBN 9781438464237 Buy this Book
Issue August 2017
Category Philosophy


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