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Introduction to metaphysics : from Parmenides to Levinas

Author: Jean Grondin
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
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The first history of metaphysics to respect both the analytical and Continental schools while also transcending the theoretical limitations of each, this compelling overview restores the value of metaphysics to contemporary audiences. Grondin follows the theological turn in metaphysical thought during the Middle Ages. He engages with the twentieth-century innovations that shook the discipline, particularly  Read more...
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(DLC) 2011012094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Grondin
ISBN: 0231527233 9780231527231
OCLC Number: 827455519
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 323 pages)
Contents: Ch. 1Parmenides: The Evidence of Being --
Fragmentary and Almost Incomprehensible Character of Pre-Platonic Thought --
Context of Presocratic Thinking on Nature --
Oral, Therefore Poetic, Culture --
Goddess's Revelation --
Enigma of Being --
Legacy of Parmenides' Onto-Theology --
Sophistic Crisis: Human Discourse Left to Its Own Devices --
ch. 2 Plato: The Hypothesis of the Idea --
Indirect Character of Plato's Writings --
Parmenides' Legacy --
Being Attentive to the Eidos --
Separation of the Ideas --
Effort at Reminiscence --
Dialectics, or Minding Being Itself --
Exemplary Ideality of Mathematics --
"Metaphysical" Separation of the Line: Republic VI --
Idea of the Good's Supereminence --
Demiurge's Cosmos: The Same and the Different --
Principle of the One in Plato's Academy --
ch. 3 Aristotle: The Horizons of First Philosophy --
Text and Object of Metaphysics --
Science of First Principles --
Theory of Causes --
It Is a Science of Being as Being --
Onto-Theological Perspective of Metaphysics E, 1 --
Many Meanings of Being --
First Philosophy as Ousiology: Metaphysics Z --
Theology of Metaphysics A --
ch. 4 Last Summit of Classical Metaphysics: The Neoplatonic Eruption --
Plotinus's Metaphysics of the One --
Augustine's Christianization of Metaphysics --
ch. 5 Metaphysics and Theology in the Middle Ages --
"Metaphysical" Era? --
Importance of Pistis --
Anselm and the Ontological Argument --
Avicenna: The Metaphysics of the Shifa --
Averroes's Critique of Avicenna --
Object of Metaphysics According to Thomas Aquinas --
Whether God Exists? The Five Ways --
Idea of a Scienitia Transcendens in Scholastic Thought from Duns Scotus to Suarez: The Origin of Ontology --
ch. 6 Descartes: First Philosophy According to the Cogito --
Is There a Cartesian Metaphysics? --
First Meditation: What Can Be Called Into Doubt, or Classical Metaphysics Brought Into Question --
Second Meditation: I Think, I Am --
the Metaphysics of the Cogito --
Third Meditation: Concerning God, That He Exists --
the Return to the Metaphysics of Divinity --
Legacy of Descartes's Double Metaphysics --
ch. 7 Spinoza and Leibniz: The Metaphysics of Simplicity and Integral Rationality --
Ethical Metaphysics: Spinoza --
Leibniz and the Search for the Metaphysics of Substantial Forms --
ch. 8 Kant: Metaphysics Turned Critical --
Natural Metaphysics --
Is Metaphysics Possible as Science? --
Kant and the Ancients' Transcendental Philosophy: Phenomena and the Things in Themselves --
Critique and Metaphysics --
Metaphysics of Freedom --
"Metaphysics" of the Highest Good --
Can the Existence of God Be Demonstrated? --
Future of Metaphysics After Kant --
ch. 9 Metaphysics After Kant? --
Was There Any Metaphysics After Kant? --
Science and System in Kant --
Idealist Dismissal of the Metaphysics of the Thing-in-Itself --
Reinhold's First Philosophy --
Fichte and the Metaphysics of the I --
Schelling's Metaphysics of Identity --
Later Schelling's Metaphysics --
Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit --
Post-Hegelian Metaphysics: A Primitive State or an Artistic Affair --
ch. 10 Heidegger: The Resurrection of the Question of Being in the Name of Overcoming Metaphysics --
Project of a Destruction of the History of Ontology --
Twofold Priority of the Question of Being --
Metaphysics: The Experience of Our Being Par Excellence (1929) --
Onto-Theo-Logical Constitution of Metaphysics --
Technological and Nihilist Completion of Metaphysics --
Unsettling of the Principle of Reason --
Theological Scope of Heidegger's Overcoming of Metaphysics --
Secretly Metaphysical Philosophy? --
ch. 11 On Metaphysics Since Heidegger --
Rediscovery of the History of Metaphysics --
Rediscovery of the Metaphysics of Existence: From Gilson to Sartre --
Rediscovery of the Metaphysics of Language: From Gadamer to Derrida --
Rediscovery of the Metaphysics of Transcendence: Levinas.
Other Titles: Introduction à la métaphysique.
Responsibility: Jean Grondin ; translated by Lukas Soderstrom.

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The first history of metaphysics to respect both the analytical and Continental schools while also transcending the theoretical limitations of each, this compelling overview restores the value of metaphysics to contemporary audiences. Grondin follows the theological turn in metaphysical thought during the Middle Ages. He engages with the twentieth-century innovations that shook the discipline, particularly Heidegger's notion of Being and the rediscovery of the metaphysics of existence (Sartre and the Existentialists), language (Gadamer and Derrida), and transcendence (Levinas). Metaphysic.

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