Thought and World: The Hidden Necessities

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780268040567: Thought and World: The Hidden Necessities
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

James F. Ross is a creative and independent thinker in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of mind. In this concise metaphysical essay, he argues clearly and analytically that meaning, truth, impossibility, natural necessity, and our intelligent perception of nature fit together into a distinctly realist account of thought and world.

Ross articulates a moderate realism about repeatable natural structures and our abstractive ability to discern them that poses a challenge to many of the common assumptions and claims of contemporary analytic philosophy. He develops a broadly Aristotelian metaphysics that recognizes the "hidden necessities" of things, which are disclosed through the sciences, which ground his account of real impossibility as a kind of vacuity, and which require the immateriality of the human ability to understand. Those ideas are supported by a novel account of false judgment. Ross aims to offer an analytically and historically respectable alternative to the prevailing positions of many British-American philosophers. “In Thought and World, James F. Ross synthesizes and develops much of his work from the last two decades; and as he did in his two other major works (Philosophical Theology and Portraying Analogy) he challenges many of the common dogmatic assumptions from the mainstream of analytic philosophy. While relentlessly challenging these assumptions from a unique and unorthodox perspective, he is nonetheless able to masterfully articulate his position using the dialect of philosophical discourse in analytic philosophy.” —John Zeis, Canisius College

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James Ross is professor of philosophy and law at the University of Pennsylvania.

Review:

"Those [philosophers] who feel the need to consider a wider range of views, and who are willing to work through a book that leaves a significant amount of thinking to them, will find it a fascinating and even worldview-changing look into how Aristotelian-Scholastic ideas can be developed today. If a few follow in Ross's footsteps, the path to truth might come to be more clearly marked." —Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews



“In this challenge to much of contemporary Anglo-American analytic philosophy, Ross begins from a position of moderate realism, arguing that there are de re (‘of the thing’) necessities hidden in the complexity of nature that overflow our linguistic meaning but are part of de re truth conditions (for example, the genetic coding of organisms was a de re necessity long before we were able or even around to comprehend or discuss it), which leads to a recognition of the independent reality of things and the affirmation of the real sameness of the known and the real.” —Reference and Research Book News



“Ross offers a wide-ranging survey of a number of issues and problems, mainly in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, including modality, counterfactuals, truth, perception and abstraction, consciousness, and the natures or essences of things. . . . He is a self-described ‘structural realist’: he affirms the existence of an objective, mind-independent physical world, the things of which possess real natures that explain and underlie the powers and causal interactions of those things.” —Choice



“James Ross’ work Thought and World is far-reaching. . . Ross’ incorporation of the history of philosophy, while still addressing much of the contemporary thought on the issues, makes this book an accessible and solid philosophical work.” —Dialogue



Thought and World pivots on an attractive central idea, namely hat the philosophically important modal concepts of possibility, actuality, and necessity are inherently reality-geared in being based upon ‘the intelligible structures in nature and . . . our abstractive ability to discern them.’” —American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780268040574: Thought and World: The Hidden Necessities

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0268040575 ISBN 13:  9780268040574
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ross, James F.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press. Condition: New. Fine. Hardbound, No D-j. 2008. In publisher's shrinkwrap. This edition is out of print. Seller Inventory # W98436a

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

James Ross
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English. Brand new Book. James Ross is a creative and independent thinker in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of mind. In this concise metaphysical essay, he argues clearly and analytically that meaning, truth, impossibility, natural necessity, and our intelligent perception of nature fit together into a distinctly realist account of thought and world.Ross articulates a moderate realism about repeatable natural structures and our abstractive ability to discern them that poses a challenge to many of the common assumptions and claims of contemporary analytic philosophy. He develops a broadly Aristotelian metaphysics that recognizes the "hidden necessities" of things, which are disclosed through the sciences, which ground his account of real impossibility as a kind of vacuity, and which require the immateriality of the human ability to understand. Those ideas are supported by a novel account of false judgment. Ross aims to offer an analytically and historically respectable alternative to the prevailing positions of many British-American philosophers. Seller Inventory # POW9780268040567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

James Ross
Published by University of Notre Dame Press, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, United States, 2009. Hardback. Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English. Brand new Book. James Ross is a creative and independent thinker in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of mind. In this concise metaphysical essay, he argues clearly and analytically that meaning, truth, impossibility, natural necessity, and our intelligent perception of nature fit together into a distinctly realist account of thought and world.Ross articulates a moderate realism about repeatable natural structures and our abstractive ability to discern them that poses a challenge to many of the common assumptions and claims of contemporary analytic philosophy. He develops a broadly Aristotelian metaphysics that recognizes the "hidden necessities" of things, which are disclosed through the sciences, which ground his account of real impossibility as a kind of vacuity, and which require the immateriality of the human ability to understand. Those ideas are supported by a novel account of false judgment. Ross aims to offer an analytically and historically respectable alternative to the prevailing positions of many British-American philosophers. Seller Inventory # POW9780268040567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ross, James F.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Mesilla Internet
(Mesilla, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0268040567 New. Seller Inventory # Z0268040567ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

James F. Ross
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0268040567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

James F. Ross
Published by University of Notre Dame Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0268040567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Ross, James
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780268040567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 101.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ross, James F.
Published by University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Notre Dame Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0268040567 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1908862

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

James Ross
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. James Ross is a creative and independent thinker in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of mind. In this concise metaphysical essay, he argues clearly and analytically that meaning, tr.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 235 pages. 0.499. Seller Inventory # 9780268040567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 136.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Ross, James
Published by Univ of Notre Dame Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 0268040567 ISBN 13: 9780268040567
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 235 pages. 9.00x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-0268040567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 154.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book