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Metaphysics : the classic readings

Author: David E Cooper; Timothy L S Sprigge
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Series: Philosophy, the classic readings.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume is a collection of the most influential attempts to depict the fundamental nature of reality or beingfrom Spinoza's doctrine of a single, indivisible substance to Russell's 'logical atomism' and from the Buddha's account of a causally interrelated world to Leibniz's one of causally independent 'monads'." "Among the metaphysical debates are those between monists and pluralists and materialists and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Cooper; Timothy L S Sprigge
ISBN: 0631213244 0631213252 9780631213246 9780631213253
OCLC Number: 123101249
Description: vi, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Tao Te Ching (selected chapters) --
2. Plato, Phaedrus, 245-50 --
3. Aristotle, Metaphysics, Books VII-VIII (selected chapters) --
4A. Gotama (the Buddha), Sayings on 'Conditioned Genesis' --
4B. Lalitavistara, XIII, 95-117 --
4C. Nagarjuna, Madhyamaka-Karika, Dedication and Chapter 25 --
5. Samkara, Brahmasutrabhasya (selections) --
6. Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, Part I --
7. Benedict de Spinoza, Ethics, Part I --
8. John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book II, Chapters 8 and 23 (1-11) --
9. G.W. Leibniz, Monadology --
10. George Berkeley, The Principles of Human Knowledge, Part I (1-37) --
11. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason [second edition], Transcendental Aesthetic (1-3, 8).
Series Title: Philosophy, the classic readings.
Responsibility: edited by David E. Cooper ; advisory editor, T.L.S. Sprigge.

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