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Metaphysics : an introduction

Author: Archie J Bahm
Publisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : World Books, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the philosophy of metaphysics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Archie J Bahm
ISBN: 0911714170 9780911714173
OCLC Number: 15126458
Description: vii, 259 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why metaphysics? --
What is metaphysics? --
What are the categories? --
Some disputes about categories --
Metaphysics versus ontology and cosmology --
Things --
Differences --
Change --
Substance --
Wholes --
Time --
Space --
Relations --
Universals --
Action --
Purpose --
Intelligence --
Process --
Cause and effect --
Cause and change --
Cause and other conditions --
Cause and direction --
Cause and time --
Whole-part causation --
Levels of causation --
Causation and creation --
Uncaused causation --
Causation and destruction --
Final causation --
Causation and agency --
Causation and power --
Causation and potentiality --
Causal laws --
What is dialectic? --
Ingredients in dialectic --
Dialectic and other categories --
Three kinds of dialectic --
Hegel and Marx --
Notes --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Archie J. Bahm.

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An introduction to the philosophy of metaphysics.

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