ISBN-10:
0198724047
ISBN-13:
9780198724049
Pub. Date:
02/04/2015
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics / Edition 2

Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics / Edition 2

by Earl Conee, Theodore Sider

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Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics / Edition 2


Now in its second edition, Riddles of Existence is the first book to make metaphysics genuinely accessible and fun. Its lively, informal style brings metaphysical questions to life and shows how stimulating it can be to think about them.

Earl Conee and Theodore Sider offer a lucid discussion of the major topics in metaphysics. What makes me the same person I was as a child? Is everything fated to be exactly as it is? Does time flow? How fast does it flow, and can one travel back in time, against the current? Does God exist? Why is there anything at all rather than nothing? If our actions are caused by things science can predict and control, how can we have free will? The authors approach these topics in an open-minded and non-dogmatic manner, giving students a full sense of the issues involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198724049
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Edition description: New
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 817,961
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Earl Conee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester.
Theodore Sider is Professor of Philosophy at New York University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Personal Identity
2. Fatalism
3. Time
4. God
5. Why Not Nothing?
6. Free Will and Determinism
7. Constitution
8. Universals
9. Possibility and Necessity
10. The Metaphysics of Ethics
11. What is Metaphysics?
12. Metametaphysics
Acknowledgements
Index

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