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The elements and patterns of being : essays in metaphysics

Author: Donald Cary Williams; A R J Fisher
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Harvard philosopher Donald C. Williams (1899-1983) was a key figure in the development of analytic philosophy. He played a crucial role in reviving metaphysics at a time when other philosophers ridiculed, criticized, and committed it to the flames. He constructed an explanatorily powerful and parsimonious ontology and cosmology founded on logic, science, and common sense. This volume, with its comprehensive  Read more...
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Named Person: Donald Cary Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Cary Williams; A R J Fisher
ISBN: 0198810385 9780198810384
OCLC Number: 1005861098
Notes: Comprises six previously published essays and six previously unpublished papers selected and edited from the Donald Cary Williams Papers at Harvard University.
Description: ix, 239 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: The duty of philosophy (c. 1965) --
The elements of being (1953) --
Universals and existents (1960) --
Universal concepts and particular processes (1962) --
How reality is reasonable (1974) --
Necessary facts (1963) --
Dispensing with existence (1962) --
The sea fight tomorrow (1951) --
The myth of passage (1951) --
The nature of time (1966) --
The shape of time (1968) --
The bugbear of fate (1974).
Responsibility: Donald C. Williams ; edited by A.R.J. Fisher.

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