The Nine Best Introductory Books on Metaphysics

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This page contains a list of the best books on metaphysics. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on metaphysics. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about metaphysics. An 800-page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This list aims to take this ambiguity into account by featuring books that will appeal to a variety of learning styles. Secondly, this …

The Six Best Books on Free Will

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This page contains a list of the best books on free will. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on free will. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about free will. An 800-page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This list aims to take this ambiguity into account by featuring books that will appeal to a variety of learning …

Nine Philosophical Quotes on Time (With References)

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes on time, arranged in roughly chronological order. These quotes are all genuine and details about the author, book, chapter number, and translation are included where applicable. Without further ado, here are nine philosophical quotes on time: See you not that even stones are conquered by time, that high towers fall and rocks moulder away, that shrines and idols of gods are worn out with decay, and that the holy divinity cannot prolong the bounds of fate or struggle against the fixed laws …

The New Foundations of Knowledge – a short reading from Descartes’ ‘Meditations on First Philosophy’

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Introduction RenĂ© Descartes (1596-1650) was a mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. Published in 1641, his Meditations on First Philosophy is one of the most influential works of philosophy ever written. Descartes aims to place philosophical knowledge on absolutely secure foundations. To do this he looks for a starting point which can be known beyond all doubt. Evidence from our senses sometimes mislead us, so they cannot be used a secure foundation of knowledge. In fact, it seems like it is possible to doubt almost all our knowledge. However, Descartes believes there …