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Author Gracia, Jorge J. E.

Title Metaphysics and its task : the search for the categorical foundation of knowledge / Jorge J.E. Gracia.

Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  110 GRAC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in philosophy.
SUNY series in philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-238) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Generic and Specific Conditions -- 3. Object -- 4. Method -- 5. Aim -- 6. Propositions -- 7. Definition -- 8. Reduction -- 9. Realism, Conceptualism, Nominalism -- 10. Conclusion.
Summary "By offering the first systematic analysis of the nature of the discipline, Metaphysics and its Task answers why metaphysics always recovers from the attacks it has been subjected to throughout its history. This is done by examining its object, method, aim, and the kind of propositions of which it is composed. In addition to presenting a new conception of metaphysics and an explanation of the resilience of the discipline, the book offers a novel understanding of the nature and ontological status of categories, an analysis of the nature of reductionism and its role in philosophy, and a discussion and criticism of the main views concerning the nature of metaphysics developed in the history of philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Metaphysics.
ISBN 0791442136 (alk. paper)
0791442144 (paperback: alk. paper)