Current Controversies in Metaphysics

Routledge (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 10. Dezember 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • VIII, 166 Seiten
978-0-367-86809-3 (ISBN)
This book showcases a range of views on topics at the forefront of current controversies in the field of metaphysics. It will give readers a varied and alive introduction to the field, and cover such key issues as: modality, fundamentality, composition, the object/property distinction, and indeterminacy. The contributors include some of the most important philosophers currently writing on these issues. The questions and philosophers are: Are there any individuals at the fundamental level? / (1) Shamik Dasgupta (2) Jason TurnerIs there an objective difference between essential and accidental properties? / (1) Meghan Sullivan (2) Kris McDaniel and Steve StewardAre there any worldly states of affairs? / (1) Daniel Nolan (2) Joseph MeliaAre there any intermediate states of affairs? / (1) Jessica Wilson (2) Elizabeth Barnes and Ross CameronDo ordinary objects exist? / (1) Trenton Merricks (2) Helen BeebeeEditor Elizabeth Barnes guides readers through these controversies (all published here for the first time), with a synthetic introduction and succinct abstracts of each debate.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
  • 410 gr
978-0-367-86809-3 (9780367868093)
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Elizabeth Barnes is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. She works in metaphysics and social and feminist philosophy, and is especially interested in the areas where these topics intersect.
INTRODUCTIONElizabeth Barnes, University of LeedsPART 1: Are there any individuals at the fundamental level?1. Shamik Dasgupta, Princeton University2. Jason Turner, University of LeedsPART 2: Is there an objective difference between essential and accidental properties?1. Meghan Sullivan, University of Notre Dame2. Kris McDaniel, Syracuse UniversityPART 3: Are there any worldly states of affairs?1. Daniel Nolan, Australia National University2. Joseph Melia, Oxford UniversityPART 4: Are there any indeterminate states of affairs?Jessica Wilson, University of TorontoElizabeth Barnes, University of Leeds

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