Substance and Attribute (1978) is one of the major metaphysics books of recent years. The word ‘metaphysics’ is derived from a collective title of the fourteen books by Aristotle that we currently think of as making up Aristotle's Metaphysics. The best book for you will depend heavily on your preferred learning style and the amount of time/energy you’re willing to spend reading. The book of Albert Liebermann's possibilities: It is a book of personal growth that is based on metaphysics. Senior undergraduates and graduate students will find it a most useful tool." Aristotle himself did not know the word. Metaphysics (Greek: τὰ μετὰ τὰ φυσικά; Latin: Metaphysica; lit: "the beyond the physical") is one of the principal works of Aristotle and one of the first major works of the branch of philosophy with the same name. The principal subject is "being qua being," or being insofar as it is being. It brings together an engaging overview of the history of the metaphysics of science with contemporary debates in the area. From beginner-friendly introductions to classic books on metaphysics, this page features books to suit any learning style. 365 Recipes for the Soul of Bernie S. Siegel. (He had four names for the branch of philosophy that is the subject-matter of Metaphysics: ‘first philosophy’, ‘first science’, ‘wisdom’, and ‘theology’.) It may mean “the book of letters,” i.e., a traditional name in Arabic for Aristotle’s Metaphysics (since each of its books is designated by a letter of the alphabet). This book is concerned with the history of metaphysics since Descartes. Chapter 1 of the first book of The Metaphysics opens with the famous line "By nature, all men long to know." It’s important to note that there is no single best introduction to metaphysics. Book 1 (Alpha) explains the aim of metaphysics and offers a historical review on causation. Mahdi, English title page). It is part of the nature of humankind to desire the acquisition of knowledge. Mahdi adopts this translation and even adds a subtitle, “Commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics” (Ketāb al-ḥorūf, ed. In love with the Silence of Yolande Durán-Serrano: The author invites us to find meanings in silence, which teaches us not to cling only to words but rather to learn the language of silence. "Metaphysics of Science is an ambitious book. Aristotle next distinguishes two kinds of knowledge as knowledge from experience and knowledge from skill. Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy Series editor: Paul K. Moser Loyola University of Chicago This innovative, well-structured series is for students who have already done an introductory course in philosophy. Taking as its definition of metaphysics 'the most general attempt to make sense of things', it charts the evolution of this enterprise through various competing conceptions of its possibility, scope, and limits.