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Reality : fundamental topics in metaphysics

Author: Peter Loptson
Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, ©2010.
Series: Collection Philosophica.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics, Peter Loptson argues for a conception of metaphysics as the most general or comprehensive method of inquiry. Working from a broadly analytic and naturalist perspective, he confronts positions that claim metaphysics to be impossible, as advanced in ancient, Kantian, post-Kantian, and contemporary philosophy, and shows them to be unsuccessful. He draws the topics of his  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Loptson
ISBN: 9780776607085 0776607081
OCLC Number: 503607326
Notes: Series statement from CIP data.
Description: viii, 346 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. I. What Is Metaphysics? --
Ch. II. Metaphysics and its Critics: Realism, Antirealism, and the Possibility of Metaphysics --
Ch. III. Metaphysical Systems --
Ch. IV. Categories and First Principles --
Ch. V. Existence --
Ch. VI. Essence and Possible Worlds --
Ch. VII. Substance --
Ch. VIII. Universals --
Ch. IX. Space --
Ch. X. Time --
Ch. XI. Causality --
Ch. XII. Purpose --
Ch. XIII. Persons, Personal Identity, and Metaphysical Luck --
Ch. XIV. Mind --
Ch. XV. God --
Ch. XVI. Freedom and Determinism --
Ch. XVII. Immortality.
Series Title: Collection Philosophica.
Responsibility: Peter Loptson.

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Argues for a conception of metaphysics as the most general or comprehensive method of inquiry. Working from a broadly analytic and naturalist perspective, this title confronts positions that claim  Read more...

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"An important original contribution to metaphysics." - Panayot Butchvarov, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research"

 
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