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Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology

Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology
Borító: Fűzött
ISBN: 9780199261970
Nyelv: angol
Méret: 171*246
Tömeg: 1360 g
Oldalszám: 792
Megjelenés éve: 2004
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Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology

Complete introduction to Metaphysics
Combines 54 classic writings on the subject with a substantial, broad-ranging introduction and detailed introductions to each of the ten parts of the book (the editorial material amounts to about 130 pages)
Discussion questions and further reading at the end of each part stimulate the student and make this book ideal for course use and seminar discussion
The flexible structure enables teachers to plan a number of different kinds of courses based on this book
Introductory material is clear and accessible


I God

Intorduction.
1. Why Anything? Why This? , Derek Parfit
2. The five ways , Thomas Aquinas
3. Extract from Natural Theology , William Paley
4. Extract from Proslogion , Anselm of Canterbury
5. Extract from Monadology , G.W. Leibniz
6. Evil and omnipotence , J.L. Mackie
II Realism and Idealism

Introduction

7. Selection from Essay Concerning Human Understanding , John Locke
8. Selection from Three Dialogues , George Berkeley
9. Selection from Critique of Pure Reason , Immanuel Kant
10. Selection from Matter and Sense
11. Realism , Michael Dummett
III Being

Introduction

12. Selection from Categories , Aristotle
13. Selection from Essay Concerning Human Understanding , John Locke
14. Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity , Robert Merrihew Adams
15. On what there is , W.V. Quine
16. Selection from Material Beings , Peter van Inwagen
17. Can there be vague objects? , Gareth Evans
18. Vague Identity: Evans misunderstood , David Lewis
Part IV Universals and Particulars

Introduction

19. Selections from Republic and Parmenides , Plato
20. Selection from Universals: An Opinionated Introduction , D.M. Armstrong
21. Selection from New work for a theory of universals , David Lewis
22. On the Elements of Being: I , Donald C. Williams
23. Causality and Properties , Sydney Shoemaker
Part V Necessity

Introduction

24. Selection from Naming and Necessity , Saul Kripke
25. Selection from On the Plurality of Worlds , David Lewis
26. Actualism and Possible Worlds , Alvin Plantinga
27. Selection from A Combinational Theory of Possibility , D.M. Armstrong
Part VI Causation

Introduction

28. Selection from Metaphysics , Aristotle
29. Selection from Enquiy Concerning Human Understanding , David Hume
30. Causation , David Lewis
31. Causal Relations , Donald Davidson
32. Selections from The Faces of Causation , D.H. Mellor
VII Time and Space

Introduction

33. Selection from Physics , Aristotle
34. Selection from The Nature of Existence , J.M.E McTaggart
35. Changes in Events and Changes in Things , Arthur N. Prior
36. Selection from Asymmetries in Time , Paul Horwich
37. Selection from The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence
38. The space-time world , J.J.C. Smart
39. The Paradoxes of Time Travel , David Lewis
Part VIII Identity

Introduction

40. Identity through Time , Roderick M. Chisholm
41. Selection from On the Plurality of Worlds , David Lewis
42. Personal Identity , Derek Parfit
43. Persons, Animals, and Ourselves , P.F. Snowdon
Part IX Mind and Body

Introduction

44. Selection from Meditations on First Philosophy , Rene Descartes
45. Selection from New System of the Nature of Substances , G.W. Leibniz
46. Selections from Thought , Gilbert Harman
47. Psychophysical and theoretical identifications , David Lewis
48. Selection from Thinking Causes , Donald Davidson
49. What is it like to be a bat? , Thomas Nagel
X Freedom and Determinism

Introduction

50. Selection from Treatise of Human Nature , David Hume
51. Freedom of the will and the concept of a person , Harry Frankfurt
52. The incompatibility of freewill and determinism , Peter van Inwagen
53. Freedom from Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Free Will , Barry Loewer
54. Human Freedom and the self , Roderick M. Chisholm
This anthology provides an extensive and varied collection of the best classical and contemporary readings in metaphysics, as well as substantial editorial material, which set the extracts in context and guide the reader through them.

The book is divided into 10 sections, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses. It contains 54 important writings on metaphysics, with introductions to each section, discussion questions and detailed guides to further reading. Perfect for undergraduate courses, this book offers the ideal self-contained introduction to metaphysics.





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