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The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics

The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics

by Michael J. Loux, Dean W. Zimmerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199284229

ISBN-13: 9780199284221

Pub. Date: 11/03/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics offers the most authoritative and compelling guide to this diverse and fertile field of philosophy. Twenty-four of the world's most distinguished specialists provide brand-new essays about 'what there is': what kinds of things there are, and what relations hold among entities falling under various categories. They give the

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The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics offers the most authoritative and compelling guide to this diverse and fertile field of philosophy. Twenty-four of the world's most distinguished specialists provide brand-new essays about 'what there is': what kinds of things there are, and what relations hold among entities falling under various categories. They give the latest word on such topics as identity, modality, time, causation, persons and minds, freedom, and vagueness. The Handbook's unrivaled breadth and depth make it the definitive reference work for students and academics across the philosophical spectrum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199284221
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/03/2005
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. I. Universals and Particulars Nominalism, Zoltan Gendler Szabo
2. Platonistic Theories of Universals, Joshua Hoffman and Gary S. Rosenkrantz
3. Individuation, E. J. Lowe
4. II. Existence and Identity Identity, John Hawthorne
5. Existence, Ontological Commitment, and Fictional Entities, Peter van Inwagen
6. III. Modality and Possible Worlds The Reduction of Possiblia, Kit Fine
7. Reductive Theories of Modality, Theodore Sider
8. IV. Time, Space-Time, and Persistence Presentism, Thomas M. Crisp
9. Four-Dimensionalism, Michael C. Rea
10. Space-Time Substantivalism, Graham Nerlich
11. Persistence through Time, Sally Haslanger
12. V. Events, Causation, and Physics Events, Peter Simons
13. Causation and Supervenience, Michael Tooley
14. Causation in a Physical World, Hartry Field
15. Distilling Metaphysics from Quantum Mechanics, Tim Maudlin
16. VI. Persons and the Nature of Mind Material People, Dean W. Zimmerman
17. The Ontology of the Mental, Howard Robinson
18. Supervenience, Emergence, Realization, Reduction, Jaegwon Kim
19. VII. Freedom of the Will Libertarianism, Carl Ginet
20. Compatibilism, Ted Warfield
21. VIII. Anti-Realism and Vagueness Dummett on Realism and Anti-Realism, Michael J. Loux
22. Ontological and Conceptual Relativity and the Self, Ernest Sosa
23. Vagueness in Reality, Timothy Williamson

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