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Best Metaphysics Books You Must Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Metaphysics books.

1. Metaphysics: The Fundamentals (Fundamentals of Philosophy) (2015)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadMetaphysics: The Fundamentals presents readers with a systematic, comprehensive introductory overview of modern analytic metaphysics….
Author(s): Robert C. Koons, Timothy Pickavance

2. Metaphysics (2014)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadMetaphysics: An Introduction combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics, connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world. Topics covered include: This outstanding book not only equips the reader with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of metaphysics but provides a valuable guide to contemporary metaphysics and metaphysicians. Additional features such as exercises, annotated…
Author(s): Alyssa Ney

3. The Metaphysics (2012)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must Read[note: this is NOT the Prometheus edition, the NuVision edition nor the Digiread edition and is not full of typos!. It was first published in Sept. 2012 so any earlier review is not of this edition, which is an accurate and well presented edition of the translation by W.D.Ross, generally recognised as an excellent English translation] Translated by Sir David Ross, one time White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. This volume contains that part of the philosophy of Aristotle which is concerned with “first philosophy”, the search for true wisdom, at the core of which Aristotle…
Author(s): Aristotle , Roger Bishop Jones, et al.

4. The Kemetic Tree of Life Ancient Egyptian Metaphysics and Cosmology for Higher Consciousness ()

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadIn the early period of Ancient Egyptian history, earlier than in any other culture, before the Hindus, Buddhists, Kabbalists and Taoists, there was a teaching of the TREE OF LIFE. This was a special teaching describing the secret wisdom about the nature of the universe and of the soul as well as a path to make the journey, through varied phases of spiritual evolution, from mortal to immortal and from earth to heaven and beyond. The goal is to regain oneâeTMs divine stature and transcendental place. In its earliest form, originated in Ancient Egypt, it was…
Author(s): Muata Ash| Sep 18, 2008

5. Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2012)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadMetaphysics is traditionally one of the four main branches of philosophy, alongside ethics, logic and epistemology. It is an area that continues to attract and fascinate many people, even though it is generally thought to be highly complex and abstract. For some it is associated with the mystical or religious. For others it is known through the metaphysical poets who talk of love and spirituality. This Very Short Introduction goes right to the heart of the matter, getting to the basic and most important questions of metaphysical thought in order to understand the…
Author(s): Stephen Mumford

6. Heart-Centered Metaphysics (2010)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadAnyone who is curious about the nonphysical, intangible aspects of life is, on some level, a student of metaphysics. Heart-centered metaphysicians ask: What is the nature of God; What is the nature of humankind?; and What is the relationship between God and humankind? Their exploration is aimed at discerning the fundamental Truths, or Divine Ideas, that ring true for every human being, regardless of time, place and circumstance. As you expand your understanding of these principles, you will begin to experience the world differently, ultimately creating change in your outer life and…
Author(s): Paul Hasselbeck

7. Metaphysics: The Big Questions (2008)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadThis extensively revised and expanded edition of van Inwagen and Zimmerman’s popular collection of readings in metaphysics now features twenty-two additional selections, new sections on existence and reality, and an updated editorial commentary….
Author(s): van Inwagen, Peter, Dean W. Zimmerman

8. The Alchemist (2014)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadNote: Item has rough Cut edges(Edges are cut improperly intentionally by the manufacturer) A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly…
Author(s): Paulo Coelho

9. The Metaphysics (Dover Thrift Editions) (2018)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must Read“All men by nature are actuated with the desire of knowledge,” declared Aristotle. The philosopher’s works are foundational to the history of science, and his treatise on metaphysics, or “first philosophy,” is divided into sections of previous philosophical thought and theories; a refutation of skepticism; a demonstration of God’s existence; an examination of the relation of metaphysics to the other sciences; an elucidation of the nature of the infinite; and other major philosophical issues. The central theme consists of an inquiry into how substance may be defined as a…
Author(s): Aristotle

10. Metaphysics (The New Hackett Aristotle) (2016)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadThis new translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics in its entirety is a model of accuracy and consistency, presented with a wealth of annotation and commentary. Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms guides the reader to places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. An illuminating general Introduction describes the book that lies ahead, explaining what it is about, what it is trying to do, how it goes about doing it, and what sort of audience it presupposes….
Author(s): Aristotle, C. D. C. Reeve

11. 21 Metaphysical Secrets: Life Changing Truths For Unconventional Thinkers Including 9 Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments (2017)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadDiscover The 21 Secrets of Metaphysics: Use The Law of Attraction And Manifestation. Are you an unconventional thinker who likes to go his own path and not blindly follow other opinions? Are you eager to continuously improve yourself? Are you seeking the answers for the big questions in life?If you can resonate with those questions you should not hesitate longer and buy .- Among others this book will reveal you the secrets to:- How to use the Law of Attraction- How to find your Purpose in Life- The Nature of Reality- How to manifest Success in Life- How to…
Author(s): Erik Tao

12. The Metaphysics (Penguin Classics) (1999)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadThe Metaphysics presents Aristotle’s mature rejection of both the Platonic theory that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of reality and the hard-headed view that all processes are ultimately material. He argued instead that the reality or substance of things lies in their concrete forms, and in so doing he probed some of the deepest questions of philosophy: What is existence? How is change possible? And are there certain things that must exist for anything else to exist at all? The seminal notions discussed in The Metaphysics – of ‘substance’ and associated concepts of…
Author(s): Aristotle, Hugh Lawson-Tancred

13. Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) (2012)

Best Metaphysics Books You Must ReadPublished in 1785, Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant’s own words, its aim is to identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance….
Author(s): Christine M. Korsgaard

It’s abstract and not everyone’s cup of tea but, in many ways, inescapable. Philosopher Tim Crane introduces the best books on metaphysics. Interview by Nigel Warburton Nowhere is this more evident than in the Metaphysics — Ibn Sina (Avicenna), one of the greatest Medieval Islamic philosophers, said that he had read the Metaphysics of Aristotle forty times, but still did not understand it. Only later, after having read al-Farabi’s, Purposes of the Metaphysics of Aristotle, did he understand Aristotle’s book. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world. Topics of metaphysical investigation include existence, objects and their properties, space and time, cause and effect, and possibility. Books shelved as metaphysics: The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot, Metaphysics by Aristotle, Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, Prolegomena

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Refounding political governance : the metaphysics of public administration

Author(s): Bruce Cutting; Alexander Kouzmin
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers, Year: [2011], Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1175876

Spinoza in Twenty-First-Century American and French Philosophy: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Moral and Political Philosophy

Author(s): Jack Stetter; Charles Ramond
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2335340

Causation, Explanation, and the Metaphysics of Aspect

Author(s): Bradford Skow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2369660

A critical introduction to fictionalism

Author(s): Brock, Stuart; Kroon, Fred; McKeown-Green, Arthur Jonathan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2370844

Dispositionalism and the metaphysics of science

Author(s): Travis Dumsday
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2371058

Metaphysics and Cognitive Science

Author(s): Alvin I Goldman; Brian P McLaughlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2377492

The Metaphysics and Mathematics of Arbitrary Objects

Author(s): Leon Horsten
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2381633

The Primacy of Metaphysics

Author(s): Christopher Peacocke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2391737

Reading Iris Murdoch's Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Author(s): Nora Hämäläinen, Gillian Dooley
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408365

Nietzsche’s Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value

Author(s): Tsarina Doyle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2183907

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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