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Metaphysics

ISBN-10: 0415962382
ISBN-13: 9780415962384
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Michael Loux
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Description: Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major themes in Metaphysics. Chapters appear under the headings: Universals Particulars Modality and Possible Worlds Causation  More...

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major themes in Metaphysics. Chapters appear under the headings: Universals Particulars Modality and Possible Worlds Causation Time Persistence Realism and Anti-Realism Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay by the editor which guides students gently into each topic. Articles by the following leading philosophers are included: Allaire, Anscombe, Armstrong, Black, Broad, Casullo, Dummett, Ewing, Heller, Hume, Kripke, Lewis, Mackie, McTaggart, Mellor, Merricks , Parfit, Plantinga, Price, Prior, Putnam, Quine, Russell, Smart, Swinburne, Taylor , Van Cleve, van Inwagen, Williams Featuring a new section on causation, this new edition is highly accessible and provides a broad-ranging exploration of the subject. Ideal for any philosophy student, this reader will prove essential reading for any metaphysics course. The sections and selections of readings have been updated to complementMichael Loux's textbook Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction , third edition.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Acknowledgements
Universals: The Problem of Universals
"The World of Universals"
"Universals and Resemblances"
"On What There Is"
"The Elements of Being"
"Universals as Attributes"
Particulars: The Ontological Structure of Concrete Particulars
"The Identity of Indiscernibles"
"Bare Particulars"
"Three Versions of the Bundle Theory"
"A Fourth Version of the Bundle Theory"
Possible Worlds: Modality and Possible Worlds
"Possible Worlds"
"Actualism and Possible Worlds"
"Counterparts or Double Lives?"
"Identity and Necessity"
Causation: Cause and Effect
Selections from Book I of A Treatise of Human Nature
"Cause"
"Causality and Determination"
"Causes and Conditions"
"Causation"
Time: Time: The A-Theory and the B-Theory
"Time"
"Ostensible Temporality"
"Time and Eternity"
"The Notion of the Present"
"The Space-Time World"
"The Need for Tense"
Persistence Through Time: Endurantism and Perdurantism
"Temporal Parts of Four-Dimensional Objects"
"Endurance and Indiscernibility"
"Personal Identity"
"Survival and Identity"
"Personal Identity: The Dualist Theory"
Realism and Anti-Realism: Realism and Anti-Realism
"Realism"
"Ontological Relativity"
"A Problem about Reference"
"Objectivity"
Index

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