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All the Power in the World

Peter Unger

Abstract

This work of philosophy presents a new picture of concrete reality. The author breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Russell. He works from the ground up, to formulate a new metaphysic capable of accommodating our distinctly human perspective. The author proposes a world with inherently powerful particulars of two basic sorts: one mental but not physical, the other physical but not mental. Whether of one sort or the other, each individual possesses powers for determining his or her own cour ... More

Keywords: philosophy, concrete reality, metaphysic, mental, physical, powers, interaction, dualistic world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195155617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Unger, author
New York University
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