Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism by Nicholas Rescher

By Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher's booklet Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism is a close exposition of axiogenerts: the philosophical thought trying to clarify the world's proof at the foundation of evaluative issues. In classical antiquity, this thought was once espoused by means of Plato (in the Timaeus) and neo-Platonic culture; in early smooth instances, it was once revived via Leibniz and persevered to discover prefer within the improvement of rational mechanics from Maupertuis to William Hamilton. even if, when you consider that then the rules at the back of axiogenesis and comparable theories have fallen out of style. This e-book is consequently distinctive in that it argues intimately that this metaphysical technique nonetheless has traction and endeavors to formulate the speculation in a way that makes it to be had as a reside alternative for modern thinkers. complex scholars of philosophy and pros during this box, in addition to an individual attracted to the difficulty of speculative metaphysics, will locate Rescher's modern refashioning of axiogenesis a extraordinarily compelling read.

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