Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics

ISBN-10: 1405112298

ISBN-13: 9781405112291

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Hawthorne, Theodore Sider, Dean W. Zimmerman

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Exploring the fundamentals in contemporary methaphysics in a series of 18 essays, this text offers readers the opportunity to observe leading philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate on cutting-edge metaphysical topics.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Abstract Entities
Abstract Entitie
There Are No Abstract Objects
Causation and Laws of Nature
Nailed to Hume's Cross?
Causation and Laws of Nature: Reductionism
Modality and Possible Worlds
Concrete Possible Worlds
Ersatz Possible Worlds
Personal Identity
People and Their Bodies
Persons, Bodies, and Human Beings
Time
The Privileged Present: Defending an "A-Theory" of Time
The Tenseless Theory of Time
Persistence
Temporal Parts
Three-Dimensionalism vs. Four-Dimensionalism
Free Will
Incompatibilism
Compatibilism, Incompatibilism, and Impossibilism
Mereology
The Moon and Sixpence: A Defense of Mereological Universalism
Restricted Composition
Metaontology
Ontological Arguments: Interpretive Charity and Quantifier Variance
The Picture of Reality as an Amorphous Lump
Index
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