Saturday, November 16, 2013

FORTHCOMING: Scholastic Metaphysics


I’ve had a number of book projects in the works for a while, one of which, my edited volume Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics, appeared last summer.  Next on the schedule is Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, which will be out next year from Editiones Scholasticae/Transaction Publishers.  You can read a little about it here.  More information to come.

16 comments:

Scott said...

Excellent; congratulations. And it looks like I'll be able to afford this one.

Matthew Kennel said...

Wonderful! By May I should be just about finished with N.T. Wright's new 1700 page book on St. Paul :-)

Ismael said...

Great! Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Good Doc,

How wonderful. I'm deeply elated by this.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to it.

Gil S. said...

Wow, I cannot wait to read this. Especially interested in what you have to say about Suarez and Scotus; in particular whether they offer any interesting contributions and where you think they go wrong. I'm also hoping you talk more about individuation as well. Waiting for five months can feel like ages, but I shall exercise patience!

Michele Arpaia said...

It looks like Mr Feser has completely abandoned those fans like me who are also interested in political philosophy...
We need more of your thoughts on the subject!

Anonymous said...

Twenty five dollars? For a 400 page specialty, academic book? Must be a misprint.

Kiel said...

Congratulations! I'm very excited by this because dialoguing with the contemporary scene will breathe new life into Scholastic metaphysics. Further to this, it is quite an effort to learn Scholastic metaphysics in the modern intellectual climate, especially as a casual reader.

Billy Pratt said...

This books looks great. I will definitely be buying it as soon as it comes out. There is a great need for this kind of material.

Kjetil Kringlebotten said...

How is it that this ACADEMIC publisher manages to publish a book at such a low(?) price? It is great, but the others should follow suit.

For those who claim that the publishers ‘has’ to overprice their products, note that they generally have enormous income for each book, and don’t pay the authors much for them (since they are usually publishing as part of their job as Professors, and get payed by their institution).

Tony said...

Kjetil, all I know is that the college math text-book scene looks almost exactly like an extortion racket. The college professors often require you to get their colleague's texts in return for the same back again. And (at least in math) there is virtually NO reason to alter a text, but they put out new edition after new edition, mainly to change the problems, so that the old editions and old solutions manuals are no longer valid. The subjects of algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus have not changed in 100 years, but you will find several dozen NEW texts for them, most for $100 or more, and hardly any of them are in their first edition. A single author (Margaret Lial) is the primary or co-author of more than 10 DIFFERENT algebra titles (not counting editions):
1. college algebra (10 editions!)
2. intermediate algebra (10 editions)
3. introductory algebra (9 editions)
4. beginning algebra
5. algebra for college
6. college algebra with trigonometry
7. algebra for college students
8. prealgebra
9. algebra 2
10. algebra for college students with MyMathLab
11. a graphical approach to college algebra
12. intermediate algebra plus MyMathLab

Somebody please tell me what the hell is the difference between beginning and introductory algebra? Algebra 2 and intermediate algebra? College algebra and algebra for college students? Why would anyone have an algebra text that did NOT cover a "graphical approach?"

It's a real crime the way they push these texts (not including solutions manuals etc) at students, forcing them to buy the new editions when the old ones were just as good. Here is one area where the RICO laws should be applied.

Timotheos said...

The worst part of it is that I cannot even remember the last time a math teacher even used the textbook save for problems. I literally cannot ever remember a time when the class was assigned a reading or the textbook was read in class, even back as far as elementary.

The couple of times I bothered reading it the material was either, not as deep as we went in class, used a completely different method, did not explain the topic, or was just plain wrong.

Things might get better at the higher levels, but the math textbooks are all but worthless/unused at the lower levels. They're not even all that great of reference material, since most of that can also be found online, or in one of those $5 last-year's-edition

Tom Carroll said...

I hope you're planning a simultaneous release on Kindle or (preferably) iBooks, Professor. I'm pretty much a digital guy these days.

zmikecuber said...

I like how it says "A contemporary introduction" but it's 400 pages long.

Anonymous said...

Hi, am trying to buy this but can't find anyone who stocks it. Any suggestions? PS am in Australia. regards David Johnson