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Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism by Nicholas Rescher

By Nicholas Rescher

Nicholas Rescher's publication Axiogenesis: An Essay in Metaphysical Optimalism is an in depth exposition of axiogenerts: the philosophical concept looking to clarify the world's proof at the foundation of evaluative concerns. In classical antiquity, this concept used to be espoused through Plato (in the Timaeus) and neo-Platonic culture; in early sleek occasions, it used to be revived via Leibniz and persisted to discover want within the improvement of rational mechanics from Maupertuis to William Hamilton. besides the fact that, on account that then the rules at the back of axiogenesis and related theories have fallen out of style. This booklet is as a result exact in that it argues intimately that this metaphysical technique nonetheless has traction and endeavors to formulate the speculation in a way that makes it to be had as a reside alternative for modern thinkers. complex scholars of philosophy and execs during this box, in addition to someone attracted to the difficulty of speculative metaphysics, will locate Rescher's modern refashioning of axiogenesis a enormously compelling read.

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