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The Nature of Things

Author: Anthony M Quinton
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics Ser.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quinton, Anthony M.
Nature of Things.
Milton : Routledge, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony M Quinton
ISBN: 9780429510816 0429510810
OCLC Number: 1090022510
Description: 1 online resource (407 pages)
Contents: Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Epigrgaph; Preface and Acknowledgments; Part I Substance; Introduction The four problems of substance; 1 Individuation; Substance and qualities; Ordinal properties; Positional properties; The elimination of singular terms; The identity of indiscernibles; Position as substance; 2 Things; Theories of reference; Existence and indication; The general idea of a thing; Matter and extension; Nouns and adjectives; 3 Identity; Identity and the necessity of continuants; Substance as identifier Spatial continuityThe mutual dependence of things and places; Non-temporal identity; 4 Ultimates; Eternal things; Atoms and infinity; Personal identity; Ownership and the subject of experience; Two conceptions of personality; Part II Knowledge; Introduction Knowledge as a system; 5 Intuition; The regress of justification; The concept of intuition; Ostensive statements; Innate ideas; Basic statements; The correspondence theory; 6 Certainty; The concept of certainty; Scepticism and fallibilism; Two arguments for certainty; Incorrigibility and language; The falsification of sense-statements 7 PerceptionTheories of perception; Illusions and appearances; Certainty and inference; Science and perception: space-gap and time-gap; Secondary qualities and the fine structure of matter; 8 Coherence; Against foundations; The coherence theory; Peirce on intuition and inquiry; Popper's theory of knowledge; Part III Ideas; Introduction Metaphysics; 9 Essence; Abstract reference; Universals; Nominalism; Natural classes; Necessary truth; Tautologies and convention; Logical truths; 10 Theory; The nature of science; Positivism and realism; Critique of positivism; Observability; Causal connections 11 MindDualism; Problems of dualism; Behaviourism; Materialism; The mind and space; Consciousness; 12 Value; Fact, value and antinaturalism; The practicality of value; Refutation of noncognitivism; Action, value and desire; The nature of morality; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics Ser.

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