Metaphysics An Anthology

ISBN-10: 063120279X

ISBN-13: 9780631202790

Edition: 1999

List price: $64.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


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.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Word® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS PowerPoint® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

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

Table of Contents
"On What There Is"
"Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology"
"Existence and Descriptions"
"Referring to Nonexistent Objects"
"Ontological Relativity"
"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"
"Causes and Conditions"
"Causal Relations"
"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"
"Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person"
"Can the Will be Caused?"
"Choice and Indeterminism"
Realism Antirealism
"Pragmatic Realism"
"Putnam's Pragmatic Realism"
"Yes, Virginia, There is a Real World"
"Morals and Modals"
"Realism, Anti-Realism, Irrealism, Quasi-Realism"
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.