Metaphysics : A Contemporary Introduction

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Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third edition of the successful textbook provides a fresh look at key topics in metaphysics and includes two new chapters on time and causation.
Wherever possible, Loux links contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy. This new edition also keeps the user-friendly format, the chapter overviews summarizing the main topics and examples to clarify difficult concepts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 29.72mm | 646g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 041540133X
  • 9780415401333

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The Problem of Universals. Metaphysical Realism 2. The Problem of Universals. Nominalism 3. Concrete Particulars. Substrata, Bundles and Substances 4. Propositions and their Neighbours 5. The Necessary and the Possible 6. Causation 7. The Nature of Time 8. Concrete Particulars 2: Persistence through Time 9. The Challenge of Anti-Realism Bibliography Index
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'Very good...It goes into a lot of detail while always keeping the reader's eyes on the main issues. The chapters are well-structured and well-written.' - Tim Crane, Times Higher Education Supplement

'Excellent...It is well written and meets the need for something harder than first year texts. Students and teachers will like it.' - Frank Jackson, Australian National University
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