Metaphysics

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  • This 1993 work provides, for the first time, a unified account of the theory of action presupposed by both British and American criminal law and its underlying morality.
  • In this 1984 book, Michael Moore describes the legal view of persons as rational and autonomous and defends that view from three challenges suggested by psychiatry: that badness is illness, that the...
  • This 2009 book sets out the place of causation in criminal and tort law and outlines the metaphysics presupposed by legal doctrines. It is the first comprehensive attempt since Hart and Honore to...
  • This 2020 book details how both morality and law presuppose the accuracy of common sense, a centuries-old psychology that defines people as rational agents who make honorable choices and act for just...
  • Noël Saenz is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, who specializes in metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. He is interested in a range of issues that have to do with layered view of reality (...
  • Keren Shatalov is Lecturer in Philosophy, who specializing in ancient philosophy. Her main area of research is ancient metaphysics — especially the metaphysics of Aristotle — but she is also...
  • Shelley Weinberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy, who specializes in 17th and 18th century philosophy of mind, epistemology (both natural and religious), and metaphysics—with an emphasis on the...
  • Jochen Bojanowski is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, who does research in moral and political philosophy, with a particular interest in Kant’s practical philosophy. His first book, Kant’s...
  • Jonathan Livengood is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, who works primarily in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, epistemology, and experimental philosophy. Most of his research is motivated...
  • Patrick R. Leland is a lecturer in philosophy, who specializes in early and late modern European philosophy, with a particular research focus on Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Much of his recent work...
  • With degrees in philosophy and applied physics, Ioan Muntean is both a philosopher and a scientist. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of the philosophy of science, the...
  • Ben Levinstein is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, who specializes in formal epistemology, decision theory, philosophy of science, and—increasingly—in the ethics and philosophy...
  • Seungil Lee, a new lecturer at the University of Illinois, is interested in what contemporary physical theories can tell us about the world regarding some traditional questions in metaphysics.
  • This 2021 collection provides a comprehensive survey of Locke’s work, not only placing it in its historical context but also exploring its contemporary significance. Comprising almost sixty chapters...