Metaphysics

Author: Alyssa Ney
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676335
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Metaphysics: 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: Basic logic for metaphysics An introduction to ontology Abstract objects Material objects Critiques of metaphysics Free will Time Modality Persistence Causation Social ontology: the metaphysics of race 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 further reading, a glossary, and a companion website www.routledge.com/cw/ney will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom.

Metaphysics

Author: Jonathan Tallant
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350006742
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If the sentence 'my cat is on the mat' is true how does it get to be true? Sentences are made true by what exists. But what about claims such as 'There were dinosaurs?' and '2+2=4'. How do they get to be true? Metaphysics: An Introduction uses the idea of truth and the quest for truth-makers to unravel philosophical problems in contemporary metaphysics. From the nature of properties and time to causation and objects, truth becomes a guiding theme to understanding metaphysical concepts and debates. In response to feedback from students and instructors, the Second Edition has been updated with new material in a range of chapters, including discussions of recent research concerning the nature of physical objects, time and modality. Recommended readings have been revised to ensure an improved gender balance while explanations and ideas are easier to follow. Together with a glossary and discussion questions, each chapter concludes with a series of mind maps to help visualise the logical space being explored and how the arguments push in different directions. Metaphysics: An Introduction is suitable for anyone studying metaphysical problems for the first time.

Metaphysics

Author: Alyssa Ney
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ISBN: 9780415640756
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Metaphysics is one of most important subjects in philosophy, exhilarating but often intimidating for the student approaching it for the first time. In this engaging introduction, the most comprehensive for many years, Alyssa Ney unpacks and explains the most important topics, questions and problems in metaphysics, including: basic logic for metaphysics an introduction to ontology abstract objects concrete objects critiques of metaphysics free will time modality persistence causation social ontology: race as a social construction. An outstanding feature of the book is that it 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 further reading, a glossary and a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/ney will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom.

Metaphysics

Author: Anna Marmodoro
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190941634
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This volume introduces readers to a selected number of core issues in metaphysics that have been central in the history of philosophy and remain foundational to contemporary debates, that is: substances; properties; modality and essence; causality; determinism and free will. Anna Marmodoro and Erasmus Mayr take a neo-Aristotelian approach both in the selection and presentation of the topics. But Marmodoro and Mayr's discussion is not narrowly partisan-it consistently presents opposing sides of the debate and addresses issues from different philosophical traditions, and encourages readers to draw their own conclusions about them. Metaphysics combines a state-of-the-art presentation of the issues that takes into account the most recent developments in the field, with extensive references to the history of philosophy. The book thus makes topics in contemporary analytical metaphysics easily accessible to readers who have no specific background in contemporary philosophy, but rather in the history of philosophy. At the same time, it will engage readers who do not have any historical background with some key developments within the history of the subject.

Metaphysics

Author: Keith Campbell
Editor:
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Process Metaphysics

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791428177
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Presents a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition of this influential and interesting sector of twentieth-century American philosophy.

Metaphysics An Introduction

Author: Brian Carr
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349188522
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Hume S Epistemology And Metaphysics

Author: Georges Dicker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134714254
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David Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding are amongst the most widely-studies texts on philosophy. Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction presents in a clear, concise and accessible manner the key themes of these texts. Georges Dicker clarifies Hume's views on meaning, knowledge, causality, and sense perception step by step and provides us with a sharp picture of how philosophical thinking has been influenced by Hume. Accessible to anyone coming to Hume for the first time, Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics is an indispensible guide to Hume's philosophical thinking.

Metaphysics

Author: Archie J. Bahm
Editor: World Book
ISBN: 9780911714173
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An introduction to the philosophy of metaphysics.

This Is Metaphysics

Author: Kris McDaniel
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781118400777
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An engaging, entertaining, and reader-friendly introduction to metaphysics – an ideal resource for students approaching the subject for the first time This engaging introduction to metaphysics is an all-points primer for philosophy students, also available in a tablet-ready digital format that includes web links to further resources. It provides philosophy undergraduates with focused and inclusive coverage of the philosophical study of reality, from classification to fundamental questions of being and existence. Written by a leading scholar in the field, it features dedicated bibliographies at the end of each chapter, and concludes with a persuasive affirmation of the enduring value of metaphysical inquiry. Engaging, insightful commentary from a leading scholar in the field Multi-platform digital version fully linked to extra resources Dedicated bibliographies for each chapter enable fine-tuned further reading Covers historical developments and the latest advances in metaphysics