Varieties of Things
Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics
By (author) Cynthia MacDonald
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Varieties of Things by Cynthia MacDonald
Book Description"Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics" is about some of the most fundamental kinds of things that there are; the things that we encounter in everyday experience. A book about the things that we encounter in everyday experience. It contains a thorough and accessible discussion of the nature and aims of metaphysics. It examines a wide range of ontological categories, including both particulars and universals. It mounts a forceful and persuasive case for anti-reductionism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631186946
(240mm x 167mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cynthia MacDonald
Emergence in Mind, Hardback (April 2010)
There have long been controversies about how minds can fit into a physical universe. In Emergence in Mind a distinguished group of philosophers discuss whether mental properties can be said to 'emerge' from physical processes. The discussion is extended to cover the role emergence may play in free will and agency, and in the special sciences.
McDowell and His Critics, Hardback (September 2006)
* The most comprehensive discussion available of the work of philosopher, John McDowell. * Contains newly commissioned papers by distinguished philosophers on McDowell's work, along with substantial replies to each by McDowell himself.
Varieties of Things, Paperback (August 2005)
* A book about the things that we encounter in everyday experience. * Contains a thorough and accessible discussion of the nature and aims of metaphysics. * Examines a wide range of ontological categories, including both particulars and universals. * Mounts a forceful and persuasive case for anti-reductionism.
Knowing Our Own Minds, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Cynthia MacDonald
Self-knowledge is the focus of considerable attention from philosophers. This title gives an overview of work on the subject. It contains essays that demonstrate the special relevance of self-knowledge to a broad range of issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.
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Author Biography - Cynthia MacDonald
Cynthia Macdonald is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She is Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy and the author or editor of numerous publications, including The Philosophy of Psychology: Debates on Psychological Explanation (co-edited with Graham Macdonald, Blackwell, 1994), Connectionism: Debates on Psychological Explanation (co-edited with Graham Macdonald, Blackwell, 1995) and Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics (co-edited with Stephen Laurence, Blackwell, 1998).
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