Conversations in Metaphysics

Ever Ancient, Ever New (First Edition)
Edited by Eileen Marie Connor, O.P., Ed.D.
©2021, 252 pages

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    Conversations in Metaphysics: Ever Ancient, Ever New introduces students to metaphysics through a set of contemporary readings based on classical metaphysical texts, thinkers, and concepts. It challenges readers to consider and seek possible answers to questions of metaphysics relative to human knowledge and the nature of reality.

    Organized historically, the readings endeavor to define and probe the concepts of metaphysics, existence, being, God, evil, and morality from antiquity to the present. The historical lens provides students with deeper context for the contemporary readings and helps them establish a basic knowledge of metaphysics and its place within philosophical tradition. In later readings, students are invited to explore how metaphysics relates to religion, science, and technology in the modern world, as well as how metaphysics has shaped and continues to shape the reality of our universe.

    Rich with engaging material and endless opportunities for critical thought, Conversations in Metaphysics is an ideal ancillary text for courses in philosophy that call attention to metaphysics and philosophy of religion.

    Eileen Marie Connor, O.P., Ed.D. is a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Congregation of the Holy Cross, in Amityville, New York, as well as an adjunct associate professor of philosophy within the Department of Humanities at St. John’s University, Collins College of Professional Studies, in Jamaica, New York. She holds an Ed.D. from St. John's University Graduate School of Education with specializations in educational technology and instructional leadership. Her research focuses on transforming active learning in the humanities through the contemplative use of digital multi-media and technology.
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