Oxford Studies in Metaphysics
Edited by Dean W. Zimmerman
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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics by Dean W. Zimmerman
Book DescriptionOxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this new series is a much-needed focus for it. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. A special feature of this volume is an unpublished paper on nominalism by W. V. Quine, arguably the most influential figure in philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century. It is accompanied by five specially commissioned commentaries. Topics discussed by other papers in this volume include ontology, location, truthmaking, and physicalism. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199542994
(216mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In a series of thought-provoking and original essays, eighteen leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debates of nine of the most cutting edge topics in contemporary metaphysics.
Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Dean W. Zimmerman
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 - Dean W. Zimmerman
Dean W. Zimmerman is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
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