A Contemporary Introduction 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Michael J. Loux
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Metaphysics by Michael J. Loux
Book DescriptionThis Contemporary Introduction is for at students of metaphysics who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a fesh look as the central topics in metaphysics,rendering this essential reading for any student of the subject. This fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition includes a brand new chapter on the Realism/anti-Realism debate. Topics addressed include: *The problem of universals *The nature of abstract entities *The problem of individuation *The nature of modality *Idenity through time *The nature of time *The Realism/anti-Realism debate (new chapter). Wherever possible Michael J. Loux relates contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy. As an experienced teacher of philosophy and an important contributor to recent debates, Loux has proved himself to be uniquely qualified to write a book of this kind. This second edition of Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction includes: * a brand new user-friendly text design *chapter overviews summarizing the main topics of study *examples to clarify difficult concepts *annotated further reading at the end of each chapter *endnotes and a full bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415261067
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael J. Loux
Problem of Universals in Contemporary Philosophy, Hardback (July 2015)
This book provides a critical, up-to-date and original overview of the contemporary metaphysical debate on the problem of universals.
Primary 'Ousia', Paperback (July 2008)
Michael J. Loux here presents a fresh reading of two of the most important books of the Metaphysics, Books Z and H, in which Aristotle presents his mature theory of primary substances (ousiai). Focusing on the interplay of Aristotle's early and late...
Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Michael J. Loux
Contains essays about 'what there is': what kinds of things there are, and what relations hold among entities falling under various categories. This title discusses topics as identity, modality, time, causation, persons and minds, freedom, and vagueness. It is designed as a reference for students and academics across the philosophical spectrum.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Loux
Michael J. Loux is the George Schuster Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame University, Indiana. He is author of the forthcoming Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings, designed to accompany this textbook and also published by Routledge. His book Substance and Attribute (1978) is one of the major metaphysics books of recent years.
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