Real Essentialism

Real Essentialism presents a comprehensive defence of neo-Aristotelian essentialism.

Real Essentialism

Real Essentialism

Real Essentialism presents a comprehensive defence of neo-Aristotelian essentialism. Do objects have essences? Must they be the kinds of things they are in spite of the changes they undergo? Can we know what things are really like – can we define and classify reality? Many if not most philosophers doubt this, influenced by centuries of empiricism, and by the anti-essentialism of Wittgenstein, Quine, Popper, and other thinkers. Real Essentialism reinvigorates the tradition of realist, essentialist metaphysics, defending the reality and knowability of essence, the possibility of objective, immutable definition, and its relevance to contemporary scientific and metaphysical issues such as whether essence transcends physics and chemistry, the essence of life, the nature of biological species, and the nature of the person.

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Real Essentialism
Language: un
Pages: 328
Authors: David S. Oderberg
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Real Essentialism presents a comprehensive defence of neo-Aristotelian essentialism. Do objects have essences? Must they be the kinds of things they are in spite of the changes they undergo? Can we know what things are really like – can we define and classify reality? Many if not most philosophers doubt
Philosophical Writings
Language: en
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Authors: David S. Oderberg
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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Authors: David S. Oderberg
Categories: English language
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Essentialism
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Richard Walker
Categories: Knowledge, Theory of
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Islam and the Political Discourse of Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Armando Salvatore
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Ithaca Press (GB)

Reconstructing the development of the term 'political Islam' and looking in detail at the current transcultural space between Islam and the West, this book offers valuable insights for those interested in cross-cultural relations and in Islam's changing political roles.

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