By Edward Feser

Aristotle on procedure and Metaphysics is a suite of latest and state-of-the-art essays through popular Aristotle students and Aristotelian philosophers on topics in ontology, causation, modality, essentialism, the metaphysics of existence, usual theology, and clinical and philosophical method. even though grounded in cautious exegesis of Aristotle's writings, the quantity goals to illustrate the ongoing relevance of Aristotelian principles to modern philosophical debate.

The members are Robert Bolton, Stephen Boulter, David Charles, Edward Feser, Lloyd Gerson, Gyula Klima, Kathrin Koslicki, E. J. Lowe, Fred D. Miller, Jr., David S. Oderberg, Christopher Shields, Allan Silverman, Tuomas Tahko, and Stephen Williams.

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The aim of the discipline throughout most of its history has been to provide a description and explanatory account of the nature of reality and the place of human beings within it. The idea, explicit in some and implicit in others, has been that knowing something about the nature of the world we live in, and something of our own human nature, is bound to shed light on what kind of life human beings should lead and what kinds of actions human beings ought to perform and which to avoid. It is for this reason that philosophy is always associated with the “Big Questions”.

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