Metaphysics An Anthology

ISBN-10: 063120279X
ISBN-13: 9780631202790
Edition: 1999
List price: $64.95
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Description: This anthology brings together works in metaphysics during this century. It covers topics such as existence, identity, essence and essential properties, emergence and supervenience, causality and realism/antirealism.

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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

This anthology brings together works in metaphysics during this century. It covers topics such as existence, identity, essence and essential properties, emergence and supervenience, causality and realism/antirealism.

Table of Contents
Preface
Existence
"On What There Is"
"Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology"
"Existence and Descriptions"
"Referring to Nonexistent Objects"
"Ontological Relativity"
Identity
"The Identity of Indiscernibles"
"Identity and Necessity"
"The Same F"
"Contingent Identity"
"Identity, Essense, and Indiscernibility"
Modalities and Possible Worlds
"Modalities: Basic Concepts and Distinctions"
"Identity Through Possible Worlds"
"Counterparts or Double Lives?"
"Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity"
"The Nature of Possibility"
Universals, Properties, Kinds
"Universals as Attributes"
"New Work for a Theory of Universals"
"Natural Kinds"
"On Properties"
"Causality and Properties"
Things and Their Persistence
"Identity Through Time"
"Identity, Ostension, and Hypostasis"
"Scattered Objects"
"Parthood and Identity Across Time"
"Temporal Parts of Four-Dimensional Objects"
The Persistence of the Self
"The Persistence of Persons"
"Persons and Their Pasts"
"The Self and the Future"
"Personal Identity"
"Personal Identity: the Dualist Theory"
"Human Beings"
Causation
"Causes and Conditions"
"Causal Relations"
"Causation"
"Causal Connections"
"The Nature of Causation: A Singularist Account"
Emergence, Reduction, Supervenience
"Mechanism and Emergentism"
"Ontological Reduction and the World of Numbers"
"Special Sciences"
"Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction"
"Physicalism: Ontology, Reduction, and Determinism"
"Supervenience as a Philosophical Concept"
Determinism, Fatalism, Agency
"Defining Determinism"
"Fatalism"
"Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person"
"Can the Will be Caused?"
"Choice and Indeterminism"
Realism Antirealism
"Realism"
"Pragmatic Realism"
"Putnam's Pragmatic Realism"
"Yes, Virginia, There is a Real World"
"Morals and Modals"
"Realism, Anti-Realism, Irrealism, Quasi-Realism"
Index

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