Metaphysics

Author: Alyssa Ney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676335
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Metaphysics: An Introduction combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics, connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world. Topics covered include: Basic logic for metaphysics An introduction to ontology Abstract objects Material objects Critiques of metaphysics Free will Time Modality Persistence Causation Social ontology: the metaphysics of race This outstanding book 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 www.routledge.com/cw/ney will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom.

Metaphysics

Author: Jonathan Tallant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350006742
Format: PDF
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If the sentence 'my cat is on the mat' is true how does it get to be true? Sentences are made true by what exists. But what about claims such as 'There were dinosaurs?' and '2+2=4'. How do they get to be true? Metaphysics: An Introduction uses the idea of truth and the quest for truth-makers to unravel philosophical problems in contemporary metaphysics. From the nature of properties and time to causation and objects, truth becomes a guiding theme to understanding metaphysical concepts and debates. In response to feedback from students and instructors, the Second Edition has been updated with new material in a range of chapters, including discussions of recent research concerning the nature of physical objects, time and modality. Recommended readings have been revised to ensure an improved gender balance while explanations and ideas are easier to follow. Together with a glossary and discussion questions, each chapter concludes with a series of mind maps to help visualise the logical space being explored and how the arguments push in different directions. Metaphysics: An Introduction is suitable for anyone studying metaphysical problems for the first time.

Analysis and Metaphysics

Author: P. F. Strawson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198751182
Format: PDF
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In this textbook, one of the most distinguished living philosophers sets out what he regards as the most productive route to understanding the fundamental structure of human thinking. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed.

Hume s Epistemology and Metaphysics

Author: Georges Dicker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134714254
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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David Hume's Treatise on Human Nature and Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding are amongst the most widely-studies texts on philosophy. Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Introduction presents in a clear, concise and accessible manner the key themes of these texts. Georges Dicker clarifies Hume's views on meaning, knowledge, causality, and sense perception step by step and provides us with a sharp picture of how philosophical thinking has been influenced by Hume. Accessible to anyone coming to Hume for the first time, Hume's Epistemology and Metaphysics is an indispensible guide to Hume's philosophical thinking.

Introduction to Metaphysics

Author: Martin Heidegger
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300210930
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new edition of one of Heidegger’s most important works features a revised and expanded translators’ introduction and an updated translation, as well as the first English versions of Heidegger’s draft of a portion of the text and of his later critique of his own lectures. Other new features include an afterword by Petra Jaeger, editor of the German text. “This revised edition of the translation of Heidegger’s 1935 lectures, with its inclusion of helpful new materials, superbly augments the excellent translation provided in the first edition. The result is a richly rewarding volume, to be recommended to every student of Heidegger’s works, whether a novice or a long-time reader.”—Daniel Dahlstrom, Boston University

Process Metaphysics

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791428177
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition of this influential and interesting sector of twentieth-century American philosophy.

Contemporary Metaphysics

Author: Michael Jubien
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781557868596
Format: PDF, ePub
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Each volume in this series provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the main philosophical topics of contemporary debate.