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About the Author
Karen Bennett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.
Dean W. Zimmerman is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
I. MINIMIZING ONTOLOGICAL COMMITMENTS
1. Ontological Nihilism, Jason Turner
2. Truthmaking for Presentists, Ross P. Cameron
II. METAPHYSICAL VAGUENESS
3. A Theory of Metaphysical Indeterminacy, Elizabeth Barnes and J. Robert G. Williams
4. Being Metaphysically Unsettled: Barnes and Williams on Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vagueness, Matti Eklund
5. Response to Eklund, Elizabeth Barnes and J. Robert G. Williams
6. Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vague Existence, Richard Woodward
III. MEREOLOGY AND LOCATION
7. Mereological Harmony, Gabriel Uzquiano
8. Parthood and Location, Raul Saucedo
IV. PERSONAL IDENTITY
9. Externalism and Brain Transplants, Rory Madden