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The Classic Readings



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Chronologically-arranged, this anthology contains the essential primary readings on metaphysics, stretching from pre-socratic views of reality such as Heraclitus and Permenides up to Russell. This text includes many of the great classics such as: Aristotle's work from Metaphysics, Aquinas and Ockham on universals and nominalism, and Kant's work from the First Critique. Moving forward with the outstanding work of Russell and Heidegger, this volume also covers key non-western readings.The volume discusses metaphysics as Aristotle originally defined it and includes selections that represent different views on the fundamental nature of existence. The selections examine the study of realism, idealism, materialism and phenomenalism. Each selection begins with a substantial introduction to metaphysics and offers helpful discussions about the context, content and relationship to other writings.

Author Biography

David E. Cooper is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Durham. He is the author of a number of books including Metaphor (1986), Existentialism (1990, second edition 1999) and World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction (1996). He is also editor of A Companion to Aesthetics (1992), and three previous volumes in the series Philosophy: The Classic Readings - Aesthetics (1997), Ethics (1997) and Epistemology (1999). All of the above are published by Blackwell.
Release date NZ
November 29th, 1999
Edited by David E. Cooper
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Blackwell Publishers
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