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The Restitution of Metaphysics

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The Restitution of Metaphysics
Written by Errol E. Harris

Published by Humanity Books.
Printed in 2000

Hard back with gloss faced board cover.
Very good condition ; a few indentations visible on the cover; pages in good condition with a single mark on the face of the outside edges.

Cover description: "The twentieth century has been marked by widespread attacks upon if not the complete repudiation of metaphysics. This has been due largely to the influence of empiricism, inspired by the presuppositions of Newtonian science. Some scientists refuse to admit that there is a metaphysic imbedded in science. Their self-defeating attacks on metaphysics ignore the contemporary revolution in physics, which introduced a new scientific paradigm inspired by quantum physics and relativity theory, and which requires a new metaphysic. No other contemporary philosopher has stressed more than Errol E. Harris the consequences of the twentieth-century scientific revolution for philosophy; nor have the bankruptcy and barrenness of current attacks on metaphysics been so cogently and effectively revealed. In this book, Harris examines the errors of empiricism, showing that the predominantly holistic character of contemporary science has been largely overlooked by current schools of philosophy, which have spawned the skepticism and relativism of postmodernism. He then develops the basis in physics for the restoration of metaphysics with its main features being holism, dialectical (and therefore teleological) progression, anthropomorphism, and theism."

Item details

Author(s):
Harris, Errol E
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.25" x 6.25"
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1573926639
ISBN-13:
9781573926638
Number of pages:
326
Publisher:
Humanity Books
Title:
The Restitution of Metaphysics

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The Restitution of Metaphysics
Written by Errol E. Harris

Published by Humanity Books.
Printed in 2000

Hard back with gloss faced board cover.
Very good condition ; a few indentations visible on the cover; pages in good condition with a single mark on the face of the outside edges.

Cover description: "The twentieth century has been marked by widespread attacks upon if not the complete repudiation of metaphysics. This has been due largely to the influence of empiricism, inspired by the presuppositions of Newtonian science. Some scientists refuse to admit that there is a metaphysic imbedded in science. Their self-defeating attacks on metaphysics ignore the contemporary revolution in physics, which introduced a new scientific paradigm inspired by quantum physics and relativity theory, and which requires a new metaphysic. No other contemporary philosopher has stressed more than Errol E. Harris the consequences of the twentieth-century scientific revolution for philosophy; nor have the bankruptcy and barrenness of current attacks on metaphysics been so cogently and effectively revealed. In this book, Harris examines the errors of empiricism, showing that the predominantly holistic character of contemporary science has been largely overlooked by current schools of philosophy, which have spawned the skepticism and relativism of postmodernism. He then develops the basis in physics for the restoration of metaphysics with its main features being holism, dialectical (and therefore teleological) progression, anthropomorphism, and theism."

Author(s):
Harris, Errol E
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.25" x 6.25"
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1573926639
ISBN-13:
9781573926638
Number of pages:
326
Publisher:
Humanity Books
Title:
The Restitution of Metaphysics

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