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6/17/2018 3:03 pm  #11


Re: Good way to convince someone that metaphysics isn't just conceptual?

RomanJoe wrote:

That's a great point about ontologically literacy. I think right now we just operate with two fundamentally opposed worldviews and he seems too swayed by a materialist presumption to properly consider any other view of the world. Any reading recommendations? I thought about Oderberg's Real Essentialism or perhaps the first couple chapters of Feser's Scholastic Metaphysics (I believe he deals with the claim that metaphysics is merely conceptual). 

The first chapter of E. J. Lowe's A Survey of Metaphysics, perhaps? That is what we used for the ontology reading group.

Neither Scholastic Metaphysics nor Real Essentialism are introductions in the sense of "being for people completely new to philosophy". The first chapter of Scholastic Metaphysics couldn't hurt, though.

 

6/17/2018 6:34 pm  #12


Re: Good way to convince someone that metaphysics isn't just conceptual?

Do you still have the content for that group available? I don't own the book and would rather not shell out 56 bucks for one chapter.

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6/18/2018 3:03 pm  #13


Re: Good way to convince someone that metaphysics isn't just conceptual?

Alas, no. Perhaps one of the other members still has a copy.

 

6/19/2018 2:54 pm  #14


Re: Good way to convince someone that metaphysics isn't just conceptual?

Here. (You will have to sort out the legality and morality of using the site yourself.)

 

6/20/2018 10:36 am  #15


Re: Good way to convince someone that metaphysics isn't just conceptual?

Alright thanks John.

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