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Metaphysics

Ernest Sosa (Ed)Jaegwon Kim (Ed)

Metaphysics

Ernest Sosa (Ed)Jaegwon Kim (Ed)

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- Publisher This anthology, intended to accompany "A Companion to Metaphysics" (Blackwell, 1995), brings together over 60 selections which represent the best and most important works in metaphysics during this century. The selections are grouped under ten major metaphysical problems and each section is preceded by an introduction by the editors.

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9780631202790
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This anthology, intended to accompany "A Companion to Metaphysics" (Blackwell, 1995), brings together over 60 selections which represent the best and most important works in metaphysics during this century. The selections are grouped under ten major metaphysical problems and each section is preceded by an introduction by the editors.
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Meet the Authors

Jaegwon Kim (Ed)

Jaegwon Kim is William Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. His publications include a number of influential papers in metaphysics and philosophy of mind, and a book entitled Supervenience and Mind (1993). He is Editor with Ernest Sosa of" Blackwell Readings in Epistemology."ý Ernest Sosa is Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology at Brown University. With Jonathan Dancy he is also co-editor of another volume in the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series, "A Companion to Epistemology," and his other publication include "Knowledge in Perspective."

Table Of Contents

  • Table Of Contents. Preface. Part I: Existence: 1. "on What There Is":
  • W.v. Quine. 2. "empiricism, Semantics, And Ontology": Rudolf Carnap. 3.
  • "existence And Descriptions": Bertrand Russell. 4. "referring To
  • Nonexistent Objects": Terence Parsons. 5. "ontological Relativity":
  • W.v. Quine. Part Ii: Identity: 6. "the Identity Of Indiscernibles": Max
  • Black. 7. "identity And Necessity": Saul Kripke. 8. "the Same F": John
  • Perry. 9. "contingent Identity": Allan Gibbard. 10. "identity, Essense,
  • And Indiscernibility": Steohen Yablo. Part Iii: Modalities And Possible
  • Worlds: 11. "modalities: Basic Concepts And Distinctions": Alvin
  • Plantinga. 12. "identity Through Possible Worlds": Roderick M. Chisolm.
  • 13. "counterparts Or Double Lives?": David Lewis. 14. "primitive
  • Thisness And Primitive Identity": Robert M. Adams. 15. "the Nature Of
  • Possibility": D.m. Armstrong. Part Iv: Universals, Properties, Kinds: 16.
  • "universals As Attributes": D.m. Armstrong. 17. "new Work For A Theory
  • Of Universals": David Lewis. 18. "natural Kinds": W.v. Quine. 19. "on
  • Properties": Hilary Putnam. 20. "causality And Properties": Sydney
  • Shoemaker. Part V: Things And Their Persistence: 21. "identity Through
  • Time": Roderick M. Chisolm. 22. "identity, Ostension, And Hypostasis":
  • W.v. Quine. 23. "scattered Objects": Richard Cartwright. 24. "parthood
  • And Identity Across Time": Judith Jarvis Thomson. 25. "temporal Parts Of
  • Four-dimensional Objects": Mark Heller. Part Vi: The Persistence Of The
  • Self: 26. "the Persistence Of Persons": Roderick M. Chisolm. 27.
  • "persons And Their Pasts": Sydney Shoemaker. 28. "the Self And The
  • Future": Bernard Williams. 29. "personal Identity": Derek Parfit. 30.
  • "personal Identity: The Dualist Theory": Richard Swinburne. 31. "human
  • Beings": Mark Johnston. Part Vii: Causation: 32. "causes And
  • Conditions": J. L. Mackie. 33. "causal Relations": Donald Davidson. 34.
  • "causation": David Lewis. 35. "causal Connections": Wesley C. Salmon.
  • 36. The Nature Of Causation: A Singularist Account": Michael Tooley. Part
  • Viii: Emergence, Reduction, Supervenience: 37. "mechanism And
  • Emergentism": C.d. Broad. 38. "ontological Reduction And The World Of
  • Numbers": W.v. Quine. 39. "special Sciences": Jerry A. Fodor. 40.
  • "multiple Realization And The Metaphysics Of Reduction": Jaegwon Kim.
  • 41. "physicalism: Ontology, Reduction, And Determinism": Geoffrey
  • Hellman And Frank Thompson. 42. "supervenience As A Philosophical
  • Concept": Jaegwon Kim. Part Ix: Determinism, Fatalism, Agency: 43.
  • "defining Determinism": John Earman. 44. "fatalism": Richard Taylor.
  • 45. "freedom Of The Will And The Concept Of A Person": Harry G.
  • Frankfurt. 46. "can The Will Be Caused?": Carl Ginet. 47. "choice And
  • Indeterminism": Robert Nozick. Part X: Realism / Antirealism: 48.
  • "realism": Michael Dummett. 49. "pragmatic Realism": Hilary Putnam.
  • 50. "putnam's Pragmatic Realism": Ernest Sosa. 51. "yes, Virginia,
  • There Is A Real World": William P. Alston. 52. "morals And Modals":
  • Simon Blackburn.... (part Contents).

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 165272
  • Product Code 063120279X
  • EAN 9780631202790
  • Pages 688
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Apr 1999
  • Dimensions 246 x 172 x 36 mm
  • Weight 1.188kg

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