Metaphysics A Guide and Anthology

ISBN-10: 0199261970
ISBN-13: 9780199261970
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 792
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

This anthology provides an extensive and varied collection of the best classical and contemporary readings in metaphysics, as well as substantial editorial material, which set the extracts in context and guide the reader through them. The book is divided into 10 sections, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses. It contains 54 important writings on metaphysics, with introductions to each section, discussion questions and detailed guides to further reading. Perfect for undergraduate courses, this book offers the ideal self-contained introduction to metaphysics.

Tim Crane is Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

God
Intorduction
Why Anything? Why This?
The five ways
Extract from Natural Theology
Extract from Proslogion
Extract from Monadology
Evil and omnipotence
Realism and Idealism Introduction
Selection from Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Selection from Three Dialogues
Selection from Critique of Pure Reason
Selection from Matter and Sense
Realism
Being Introduction
Selection from Categories
Selection from Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity
On what there is
Selection from Material Beings
Can there be vague objects?
Vague Identity: Evans misunderstood
Universals and Particulars
Introduction
Selections from Republic and Parmenides
Selection from Universals: An Opinionated Introduction
Selection from New work for a theory of universals
On the Elements of Being: I
Causality and Properties
Necessity
Introduction
Selection from Naming and Necessity
Selection from On the Plurality of Worlds
Actualism and Possible Worlds
Selection from A Combinational Theory of Possibility
Causation
Introduction
Selection from Metaphysics
Selection from Enquiy Concerning Human Understanding
Causation
Causal Relations
Selections from The Faces of Causation
Time and Space Introduction
Selection from Physics
Selection from The Nature of Existence
Changes in Events and Changes in Things
Selection from Asymmetries in Time
Selection from The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence
The space-time world
The Paradoxes of Time Travel
Identity
Introduction
Identity through Time
Selection from On the Plurality of Worlds
Personal Identity
Persons, Animals, and Ourselves
Mind and Body
Introduction
Selection from Meditations on First Philosophy
Selection from New System of the Nature of Substances
Selections from Thought
Psychophysical and theoretical identifications
Selection from Thinking Causes
What is it like to be a bat?
Freedom and Determinism Introduction
Selection from Treatise of Human Nature
Freedom of the will and the concept of a person
The incompatibility of freewill and determinism
Freedom from Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Free Will
Human Freedom and the self

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