Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Ends Of Metaphysics

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

We live in post-metaphysical times, at the times of, or even after, the end of metaphysics. The relatively broad unanimity with respect to this global description may, of course, be due to the fact that it seems to relate to some internal affair of philosophy - an activity which hardly commands a particularly great interest or respect today. On the other hand, "post-metaphysical" is used also to designate not the actual state of the general consciousness, but precisely the task of thinking to overcome this latter, still bogged down in a particularly thoughtless and virulent form of metaphysics, a remnant or the last consequence of its once grand and fertile project. And post-metaphysical thinking as the task of the day again can be conceived either as the consistent realisation of the demands of modernity (or post-modernity), or as the harbinger of its hoped-for end.

Keywords: metaphysics; philosophy; post-metaphysical thinking



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Culture, Science, Society — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation