Metaphysics

Metaphysics

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Metaphysics: The Fundamentals presents readers with a systematic, comprehensive introductory overview of modern analytic metaphysics. a€c Presents an accessible, up-to-date and broad-ranging survey of one of the most dynamic and often daunting sub- fields in contemporary philosophy a€c Introduces readers to the seminal works of contemporary and historic philosophers, including Descartes, Leibniz, Russell, David Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, Kit Fine, Peter van Inwagen, John Hawthorne and many others a€c Explores key questions while identifying important assumptions, axioms, and methodological principles a€c Addresses topics in ontology, modality, causality, and universals; as well as issues surrounding material composition, persistence, space, and timeIn addition, as George Berkeley pointed out in the eighteenth century, anticipating Hume (Berkeley 2009; orig. pub. ... In practice, physicists combine these statements with a host of auxiliary principles that do make explicit use of causal language. ... Argument 3: Needed for an Adequate Account of Knowledge and Semantics In 1963, Edmund Gettier wrote a very influential little article ... Now, suppose that Jones owns a Honda and not a Toyota (having just traded in his Toyota Camry).


Title:Metaphysics
Author: Robert C. Koons, Timothy Pickavance
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-01-20
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