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Philosophy or Dialectic?

Analysis, Realism and Reality

Stephen Theron

This book represents a first step towards re-establishing metaphysics as the primary science and first philosophy, in place of dialectic and logical theory, which, it is claimed, depends upon it. To further buttress this position the greater coherence and fruitfulness of realism is argued for in ethics and epistemology. Upon this foundation the reality of a Subsistent Infinite Being as First Cause is then shown to follow and the book ends with some application to human life and an evaluation of personality in these terms.
Contents: Metaphysics in relation to logic - The spiritual mind - The testcase of ethics - Aesthetics - Epistemological overtones - Being and the infinite being - Liberty, world, person.