The logic of metaphysical thinking

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Date created: 
2009
Keywords: 
Philosophy
Metaphysics
Philosophy -- History
Absolute, The
Many (Philosophy)
Metaphysics
Metaphysical thinking
Anti-metaphysical critique
Post-metaphysical thinking
Conversational philosophy
Abstract: 

This essay offers an analysis of the logical structure of classical metaphysics, with respect to its ontological, epistemological, and ethical assumptions; a consideration of the resilience of this structure, three means by which its critics have countered that resilience, and two errors of excess to which those means have led; and a brief discussion of the philosophical tradition's turn from metaphysics to science and government, and of the conversational tradition at its origin.

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English
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Thesis
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Dept. of Philosophy - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)
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