Philosophy of Being: A Reconstructive Essay in Metaphysics
Philosophy of Being: A Reconstructive Essay in Metaphysics  -     By: Oliva Blanchette
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 588
Vendor: Catholic University of America Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9.10 X 6.00 X 1.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0813210968
ISBN-13: 9780813210964

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Ever since Kant, attempts to close down metaphysical inquiry in philosophy have proliferated. Yet the interest in metaphysics persists and is showing signs of resurgence among students concerned with raising the most basic questions about life and being as a whole. This book is an attempt to reopen the fundamental question of being and to pursue that question in a way that is critical and systematic. Oliva Blanchette begins by establishing the necessity of raising the question of being as being after the natural sciences and phenomenology have run their course and pursuing it according to a method that is properly metaphysical as well as critical. He then proceeds to examine how we think of being according to a logic that is at once universal and concrete leading to a transcendental conception of being as analogous. After elaborating on the properties of being as one, active, true, and good, the author inquires into the structure of being and its constitutive principles as becoming and as finite. This brings him to a consideration of how being is communicated among a plurality and a diversity of beings according to a universal order of nature and history. Blanchette concludes by sh

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