Introduction to Metaphysics: From Parmenides to Levinas

Introduction to Metaphysics: From Parmenides to Levinas

Jean Grondin


Jean Grondin completes the 1st background of metaphysics and respects either the analytical and the Continental faculties whereas transcending the theoretical obstacles of every. He studies seminal texts through Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, and Augustine. He follows the theological flip within the metaphysical considered Avicenna, Anselm, Aquinas, and Duns Scotus, and he revisits Descartes and the cogito; Spinoza and Leibniz's rationalist techniques; Kant's reclaiming of the metaphysical culture; and post-Kantian perform as much as Hegel. He engages with 20th century techniques that upended the self-discipline, fairly Heidegger's revival of the query of Being and the rediscovery of the metaphysics of life by means of Sartre and the Existentialists, language via Gadamer and Derrida, and transcendence via Levinas. Metaphysics is usually brushed aside as a kind or epoch of philosophy that has to be triumph over, but through selling an entire knowing of its platform and methods, Grondin unearths its cogent method of truth and foundational effect on sleek philosophy and technology. by means of restoring the worth of metaphysics for modern audiences, Grondin showcases the wealthy currents and countercurrents of metaphysical notion and its destiny possibilities.

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