Metaphysics : An Introduction

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Metaphysics: An Introduction, second edition combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics, connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world. Topics covered include: Basic logic for metaphysics An introduction to ontology Abstract objects Material objects Critiques of metaphysics Free will Time Modality Persistence Causation Social ontology: the metaphysics of race and gender.

This outstanding book not only equips the reader with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of metaphysics but provides a valuable guide to contemporary metaphysics and metaphysicians.

New for this second edition are updated sections on social metaphysics, to cover gender and metaphysics as well as race; new sections on the important topics of fundamentality; and grounding and guidance on the two tracks through the book, with or without logic.

Additional features such as exercises, annotated further reading, a glossary, and a companion website have also been update and will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 30 Line drawings, black and white
  • 0815350481
  • 9780815350484

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