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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9781405123679
ISBN-10: 1405123672
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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