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A metaphysics for the future

Author: Robert E Allinson
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2001.
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"A Metaphysics of the Future is a work of original philosophy but at the same time is a humanistic commentary on the moral malaise of our time. It reviews the intellectual events that have brought us to our present point of relativism in ethics and skepticism in knowledge and presents a new viewpoint which offers a way out of our intellectual impasse."--BOOK JACKET.
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Allinson, Robert E. (Robert Elliott)
Metaphysics for the future.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2001
(OCoLC)606288387
Online version:
Allinson, Robert E. (Robert Elliott)
Metaphysics for the future.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2001
(OCoLC)606522691
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Allinson
ISBN: 1840149280 9781840149289
OCLC Number: 44397918
Description: xxxix, 244 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Legitimization of Philosophy --
On Finding a Suitable Label --
Freeing Wittgenstein's Prisoner --
The Cult of Linguisticism --
The Nature of Metaphysics --
What is Metaphysics? --
A Typology of Metaphysics --
The Metaphysics of the Mystic --
Theistic Metaphysics --
Theistic, Religious Metaphysics --
Non-Theistic, Doctrinal, Religious Metaphysics --
Non-Theistic, Non-Doctrinal, Religious Metaphysics --
Rationalist Metaphysics --
The Metaphysics of Appearance and Reality --
The Metaphysics of Transcendental Conditions --
The Metaphysics of Experience --
Revisionary and Descriptive Metaphysics --
The Metaphysics of Absolute Presuppositions --
Hegelian-Dialectical Metaphysics or Developmental Metaphysics --
The Metaphysics of Hartshorne --
Similarities between Hartshorne's and the Present View --
A Comparison between Specific Metaphysical Truth Claims in Hartshorne's and in the Present Work --
Categorial Contrast --
Degrees of Metaphysical Truth --
Regional Metaphysics --
Pedagogical Approaches to the Study of Metaphysics --
The History of Systems --
The Approach by Topics --
The Approach by Problematic --
The Approach by Perspectives --
Cyclical and Dialectical Progression --
Hermeneutics --
Modified Hegelianism --
Chinese Modified Hegelianism --
Metaphysical Principles and Metaphysical Insight --
The Nature of Knowledge --
The Modes of Knowledge, The Case of the Idiot Savant and How Many Angels can Dance on the Head of a Pin? --
Prelinguistic Knowledge --
The Case of the Idiot Savant --
Philosophical Debates.
Responsibility: Robert Elliott Allinson.

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