Metaphysics The Big Questions

ISBN-10: 0631205888
ISBN-13: 9780631205883
Edition: 1998
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Description: This collection of classic and contemporary readings in metaphysics discusses how the appearance of things is related to the things that appear, the nature of space and time, how things persist through changes of parts and properties and more.

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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

This collection of classic and contemporary readings in metaphysics discusses how the appearance of things is related to the things that appear, the nature of space and time, how things persist through changes of parts and properties and more.

Preface
Introduction: What is Metaphysics?
What are the most General Features of the World?
Introduction
What is the Relationship between an Individual and its Characteristics?
Universals and Resemblances Chapter 1 of Thinking and Experience
The Elements of Being
The Principle of Individuation: An Excerpt from Human Knowledge, its Scope and Limits
Distinct Indiscernibles and the Bundle Theory
What is Time? What is Space?
Time: an Excerpt from The Nature of Existence
McTaggart's Arguments against the Reality of Time: An Excerpt from Examination of McTaggart's Philosophy
The Notion of the Present
The General Problem of Time and Change: An Excerpt from Scientific Thought
The Space-Time World: An Excerpt from Philosophy and Scientific Realism
Topis, Soris, Noris: An Excerpt from The Existence of Space and Time
Some Free Thinking about Time
The Fourth Dimension: An Excerpt from The Ambidextrous Universe
Incongruent Counterparts and Higher Dimensions
Achilles and the Tortoise
A Contemporary Look at Zeno's Paradoxes: An Excerpt from Space, Time and Motion
Grasping the Infinite
The Paradoxes of Time Travel
How do things Persist through Changes of Parts and Properties?
Of Confused Subjects which are Equivalent to Two Subjects: An Excerpt from The Port-Royal Logic
Identity Through Time
Identity, Ostension, and Hypostasis
Identity: an Excerpt From Quiddities
In Defense of Stages: Postscript B to 'Survival and identity'
Some Problems About Time
The Problem of Temporary Intrinsics: An Excerpt from On the Plurality of Worlds
Temporary Intrinsics and Presentism
How do Causes Bring about their Effects?
Constant Conjunction: an excerpt from A Treatise of Human Nature
Efficient Cause and Active Power: An excerpt from Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind
Psychological and Physical Causal Laws: An Excerpt from The Analysis of Mind
Causality: an Excerpt from A Modern Introduction to Logic
Causality and Determination
What is our Place in the World?
Introduction
How is the Appearance of a Thing Related to the Thing that Appears?
The Theory of Sensa: An Excerpt from Scientific Thought
Qualities: An Excerpt from Consciousness and Causality
The Status of Appearances: An Excerpt from Theory of Knowledge, 1st edition
What is the Relation Between Mind and Body?
Which Physical Thing am I? An Excerpt From 'Is There a Mind Body Problem?' (Roderick M. Chisholm
Personal Identity: a Materialist Account
Dividend Minds and the Nature of Persons
Body and Soul: An Excerpt from The Evolution of the Soul
The Puzzle of Conscious Experience
Is it Possible for us to Act Freely?
Free Will as Involving Determination and Inconceivable Without it
Human Freedom and the Self
The Mystery of Metaphysical Freedom
The Agent as Cause
Is There Just One World?
Introduction
Speaking of Objects
After Metaphysics

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