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by Professor Richard Taylor
Author: Professor Richard Taylor
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (February 1974)
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Richard Taylor (November 5, 1919 – October 30, 2003), born in Charlotte, Michigan, was an American philosopher renowned for his dry wit and his contributions to metaphysics. He was also an internationally known beekeeper. Taylor took his PhD at Brown University, where his supervisor was Roderick Chisholm. He taught at Brown University, Columbia and the University of Rochester, and had visiting appointments at about a dozen other institutions. His best-known book was Metaphysics (1963).
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Many of the problems of philosophy are of such broad relevance to human concerns, and so complex in their ramifications, that they are, in one form or another, perennially present. Though in the course of time they yield in part to philosophical inquiry, they may need to be rethought by each age in the light of its broader scientific knowledge and deepened ethical and religious experience. 1. The Need for Metaphysics. 2. Persons and Bodies.
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Home Browse Books Book details, Metaphysics. It is sometimes said that everyone has a philosophy and even that all men have metaphysical views. Nothing could be sillier. William James somewhere defined metaphysics as "nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
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Metaphysics is the part of philosophy that is concerned with the basic causes and nature of things, universal facts
Metaphysics is the part of philosophy that is concerned with the basic causes and nature of things, universal facts. An example is the law of identity, as Aristotle understood it. That law is about what it takes for something, anything, simply to be, not about what the thing is which is the scope of the special sciences. Plato believed metaphysics to be a theory of forms. An object has a characteristic because it participates in the form for that characteristic.
Foundations of Moral Philosophy: Readings in Metaethics is a comprehensive collection of fifty-six contemporary . Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center.
Foundations of Moral Philosophy: Readings in Metaethics is a comprehensive collection of fifty-six contemporary readings and historical sources on major issues in metaethics. It focuses on the meaning of moral terms, the nature of moral psychology, whether we can know moral truths (if there are any), and the role of moral reasons. Most recently, he coauthored Happiness and Goodness (2015).