Substance among Other Categories
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Substance among Other Categories by Joshua Hoffman
Book DescriptionThis book revives a neglected but important topic in philosophy: the nature of substance. The belief that there are individual substances, for example, material objects and persons, is at the core of our common-sense view of the world yet many metaphysicians deny the very coherence of the concept of substance. The authors develop an account of what an individual substance is in terms of independence from other beings. In the process many other important ontological categories are explored: property, event, space, time. The authors show why alternative theories of substance fail, and go on to defend the intelligibility (though not the existence) of interacting spiritual and material substances.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521461016
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joshua Hoffman
Substance Among Other Categories, Paperback (August 2007)
This book revives a neglected but important topic in philosophy: the nature of substance.
Divine Attributes, Paperback (May 2002)
The Divine Attributesis an engaging analysis of the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the perspective of rational theology.
Substance, Paperback (December 1996)» View all books by Joshua Hoffman
Substance: Its Nature and Existence is one of the first non-technical, accessible guides to this central problem and will be of great use to students of metaphysics and philosophy.
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