Authentic Metaphysics in an Age of Unreality, Second Edition

By Leo Sweeney, SJ, William J. Carroll, John J. Furlong

Authentic Metaphysics in an Age of Unreality, Second Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781597522151
  • Pages: 448
  • Publication Date: 3/19/2007
  • Retail Price: $51.00
Web Price: $40.80
Web Price: $40.80

Authentic Metaphysics in an Age of Unreality, Second Edition

By Leo Sweeney, SJ, William J. Carroll, John J. Furlong

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  • ISBN: 9781597522151
  • Pages: 448
  • Publication Date: 3/19/2007
  • Retail Price: $51.00
Web Price: $40.80

About-

In an age where appearances are often substituted for what really is, deception and falsity for honesty and truth, this metaphysics book takes things 'as they actually are' and discovers that reality 'is' actuality (which as subsistent is God), that philosophical knowledge in its content is caused by what is known and is objectively true. It considers goodness and beauty, human existents as individual, relational units (e.g., the family), agents and goals, chance and evil. It is in contrast with Sartrean existentialism, process philosophy, linguistic analysis, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and deconstructionism.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The role of the existential dimension in metaphysics still calls for penetrating study. In its new extension 'an epistemology which is not a re-presentationalism,' Fr. Sweeney's project augurs a coming to grips with the central issue at stake, especially in its fifth and tenth chapters."
-- J. Owens, CSsR, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto

"The first edition of this book first got me interested in and led me to fall in love with philosophy, and I have appreciated that very much through the years. It is a textbook written by an excellent scholar and an excellent teacher -- a combination that makes the book both profound and approachable."
-- Roland J. Teske, SJ, Marquette University

"A textbook of rare scholarly merit. . . . It is a systematic philosophical exposition of Thomistic or Gilsonian existentialism. . . . The key doctrines of the primacy of existence over essence . . . the four causes, the categories, analogy, the transcendentals, etc. . . . are all here expounded with force and clarity and defended cogently."
-- Henry Veatch, Georgetown University

Contributors-

Leo Sweeney, SJ
William J. Carroll
John J. Furlong

Bio(s)-

Leo Sweeney, SJ, served as Research Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago. He received his MA from St. Louis University and his PhD from the University of Toronto. Sweeney authored numerous other books and articles in scholarly journals and was the editor of 'Infinity' and four other volumes.

William J. Carroll (MA and PhD, Catholic University of America) is President of Benedictine University.

John J. Furlong (MA and PhD, Catholic University of America) is Professor of Philosophy at Transylvania University.

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