ISBN-10:
0198752539
ISBN-13:
9780198752530
Pub. Date:
03/07/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
A Survey of Metaphysics / Edition 1

A Survey of Metaphysics / Edition 1

by E. J. Lowe

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ISBN-13: 9780198752530
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/07/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 545,101
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

E.J. Lowe is Professor of Philosophy at University of Durham

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The nature of metaphysics
Part I Identity and Change
2. Identity over time and change of composition
3. Qualitative change and the doctrine of temporal parts
4. Substantial change and spatiotemporal coincidence
Part II Necessity, Essence, and Possible Worlds
5. Necessity and identity
6. Essentialism
7. Possible worlds
Part III Causation and Conditionals
8. Conterfactual conditionals
9. Causes and conditions
10. Conterfactuals and event causation
Part IV Actions and Events
11. Event causation and agent causation
12. Actions and Events
13. Events, things, and space-time
Part V Space and Time
14. Absolutism versus relationalism
15. Incongruent conterparts and the nature of space
16. The paradoxes of motion and the possibility of change
17. Tense and the reality of time
18. Causation and the direction of time
Part VI Universals and Particulars
19. Realism versus nominalism
20. The abstract and the concrete

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