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Reading Metaphysics by Helen Beebee
Book DescriptionThis collection brings together key contemporary texts in metaphysics and features an interactive commentary which helps readers engage the texts critically and to use them to develop their own views. * Each text is followed by a detailed commentary, setting it in context * Includes questions designed to help readers think hard about what the author is saying and why, to think of objections, and to formulate his or her own views * Aims to improve the reader's ability to engage critically with philosophical texts, and to use them as a springboard for philosophical thought and writing * Introduces readers to the perennial problems of metaphysics and the ways that different analytic philosophers have approached them
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405123662
(248mm x 177mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This comprehensive introductory guide includes discussion of the major contemporary positions on compatibilism and incompatibilism, and of the central arguments that are a focus of the current debate, including the Consequence Argument, manipulation arguments, and Frankfurt's famous argument against the 'Principle of Alternate Possibilities.
Oxford Handbook of Causation, Paperback (January 2012)View all books by Helen Beebee
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Author Biography - Helen Beebee
Helen Beebee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of Hume on Causation (2006) and co-editor, with Julian Dodd, of Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate (2005). Julian Dodd is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology (2007) and An Identity Theory of Truth (2000), and co-editor of Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate (2005).
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