Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism by Nicholas Rescher

By Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher's publication Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism is a close exposition of axiogenerts: the philosophical concept trying to clarify the world's proof at the foundation of evaluative concerns. In classical antiquity, this thought used to be espoused via Plato (in the Timaeus) and neo-Platonic culture; in early sleek instances, it used to be revived through Leibniz and persevered to discover want within the improvement of rational mechanics from Maupertuis to William Hamilton. in spite of the fact that, in view that then the rules in the back of axiogenesis and comparable theories have fallen out of favor. This ebook is for this reason distinctive in that it argues intimately that this metaphysical technique nonetheless has traction and endeavors to formulate the idea in a way that makes it on hand as a reside choice for modern thinkers. complex scholars of philosophy and pros during this box, in addition to a person attracted to the problem of speculative metaphysics, will locate Rescher's modern refashioning of axiogenesis a fantastically compelling read.

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