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Contemporary Metaphysics by Michael Jubien
Book DescriptionThis intelligible yet challenging survey aims to introduce the student to central metaphysical issues while at the same time pursuing a coherent metaphysical view. The range of topics discussed is refreshingly different from the average metaphysics introduction thereby making it ideal for upper division undergraduates and beginning graduate students.The author sets the scene by taking the student through general theoretical matters, including discussions on the nature of metaphysics and the nature of concepts, and offering a general conception of the nature of philosophy. He then proceeds to address a diversity of metaphysical issues, ranging from colour to modality to the nature of physical objects through to the question of truth in fiction. Exercises designed to stimulate further thinking and to indicate further dimensions of the topics are posed throughout the book to encourage a more advanced study of the discipline.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557868589
(238mm x 158mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Jubien
Possibility, Paperback (February 2011)
Possibility is a philosophical treatise on the metaphysical concepts of possibility and necessity. Jubien rejects the idea of possible worlds, and starts instead the notion of a physical object and the positing of properties and relations. He has new things to say about such topics as essentialism, natural kinds, and proper names.
Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference, Paperback (April 2009)
Questions the prevalent view that names 'refer to' or 'denote' the things they name.
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aeo Discusses a diversity of metaphysical issues such as colour, modality, and fiction. aeo Includes exercises throughout to encourage further thought and study.
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Author Biography - Michael Jubien
Michael Jubien is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Davis. He has published widely in the field of metaphysics, and is the author of Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference (1993).
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