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Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

Tyron Goldschmidt and Kenneth L. Pearce


Idealism is a family of metaphysical views each of which gives priority to the mental. The best-known forms of idealism in Western philosophy are the versions developed by George Berkeley and Immanuel Kant. Although idealism was once a dominant view in Western philosophy, it has suffered almost total neglect over the last several decades. The contemporary debate has focused almost exclusively on physicalism and dualism, though the alternative views of panpsychism and neutral monism are beginning to receive more attention. This book remedies the situation by bringing together seventeen new essa ... More

Keywords: idealism, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, Berkeley, Kant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198746973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyron Goldschmidt, editor
Wake Forest University

Kenneth L. Pearce, editor
Trinity College Dublin

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