Method in Metaphysics by Andrew Beards

By Andrew Beards

In the previous few a long time, analytical philosophers have rediscovered an curiosity within the topic of metaphysics. Surveying the contributions made by means of those philosophers, Method in Metaphysics initiates a severe discussion among analytical metaphysics and the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan. It argues for a simple process in metaphysics, a style that arises from a seriously grounded epistemology and cognitional thought. moreover, it serves as a much-needed assessment and advent to present tendencies in analytical metaphysics.

Andrew Beards exhibits how Lonergan's philosophy may help to elucidate not just specific concerns in present debates but additionally the bigger query of a easy procedure. He is going directly to practice this technique to issues on the vanguard of discussions in modern philosophy - issues comparable to universals, tropes, occasions, causality, and the metaphysics of the self and the social. whereas the focus of the examine is on Lonergan and analytical philosophy, Beards additionally introduces the philosophies of Whitehead, Husserl, and Derrida into the talk. He brings Lonergan's severe realist philosophy into finely textured discussion with a couple of famous modern metaphysicians corresponding to Dummet, Putnam, Lewis, and Kripke.

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