Metaphysics An Introduction
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Description: Metaphysics is one of most important subjects in philosophy, exhilarating but often intimidating for the student approaching it for the first time. In this engaging introduction, the most comprehensive for many years, Alyssa Ney unpacks and explains the most important topics, questions and problems in metaphysics, including: Basic logic for metaphysics An introduction to ontology Abstract objects Concrete objects Critiques of metaphysics Free will Time Modality Persistence Causation Social ontology: race as a social construction An outstanding feature of the book is that it not only equips the reader with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of metaphysics but provides a valuable guide to contemporary metaphysics and metaphysicians. Additional features such as exercises, annotated further reading, a glossary and a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/ney will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom. Alyssa Ney is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester.
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Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/5/2014
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall