Arguing About Metaphysics
Edited by Michael C. Rea
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Arguing About Metaphysics by Michael C. Rea
Book DescriptionArguing about Metaphysics is a wide-ranging anthology that introduces students to one of the most fundamental areas of philosophy. It covers core topics in metaphysics such as personal identity, the nature of being, time, and the concept of freedom. The volume contains scholarly articles by Quine, Lewis, van Inwagen and Pereboom, as well short works of science fiction that illustrate key ideas in metaphysics. The volume is divided into five parts, helping the student get to grips with classic and core arguments and emerging debates in: - On What There Is - Time and Time Travel - Change and Identity - Freedom - Worlds and Worldmaking Michael C. Rea provides lucid introductions to each section, giving an overview of the debate and outlining the arguments of each sections readings. Arguing About Metaphysics is a comprehensive and engaging reader for students who are new to philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415958264
(254mm x 178mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Scholars including David Lewis, Peer van Inwagen, A.N. Prior & Alvin Plantinga have contributed over 40 essays to this introduction to metaphysics, aimed at undergraduates coming to philosophy for the first time.
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Author Biography - Michael C. Rea
Michael C. Rea is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame. He is the author of World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism (2002) and co-author of Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (2008).
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