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This classic, provocative introduction to classical metaphysical questions focuses on appreciating the problems, rather than attempting to proffer answers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 157 x 238 x 9mm | 240g
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0135678196
  • 9780135678190
  • 1,744,546

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Many of the problems of philosophy are of such broad relevance to human concerns, and so complex in their ramifications, that they are, in one form or another, perennially present. Though in the course of time they yield in part to philosophical inquiry, they may need to be rethought by each age in the light of its broader scientific knowledge and deepened ethical and religious experience.
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Table of contents

1. The Need for Metaphysics.

2. Persons and Bodies.

3. Interactionism.

4. The Mind as a Function of the Body.

5. Freedom and Determinism.

6. Fate.

7. Space and Time.

8. The Relativity of Time and Space.

9. Temporal Passage.

10. Causation.

11. God.

12. Polarity.

13. Metaphysics and Meaning.
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