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The Routledge companion to metaphysics

Author: Robin Le Poidevin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge philosophy companions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics is organized into three parts: History of Metaphysics, Ontology, and Metaphysics and Science. Each section features an introduction which places the range of essays in context, while a glossary allows reference to key terms and definitions.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Le Poidevin
ISBN: 9780415396318 041539631X 9780415493963 041549396X 9780203879306 0203879309
OCLC Number: 263146843
Description: xxii, 609 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: General introduction : what is metaphysics? / Robin Le Poidevin --
History of metaphysics --
Introduction to part I : millennia of metaphysics / Peter Simons --
Presocratic themes : being, not-being and mind / David Sedley --
Plato : arguments for forms / Richard Patterson --
Aristotle : form, matter and substance / Stephen Makin --
Aristotle : time and change / Ursula Coope --
Medieval metaphysics I : the problem of universals / Claude Panaccio --
Medieval metaphysics II : things, non-things, God and time / John Marenbon --
Descartes : the real distinction / Dugald Murdoch --
Hobbes : matter, motion and cause / George MacDonald Ross --
Spinoza : substance, attribute and mode / Richard Glauser --
Locke : the primary and secondary quality distinction / Lisa Downing --
Leibniz : mind-body causation and pre-established harmony / Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra --
Berkeley : arguments for idealism / Tom Stoneham --
Hume : necessary connections and distinct existences / Alexander Miller --
Kant : the possibility of metaphysics / Lucy Allais --
Hegel and Schopenhauer : reason and will / Rolf-Peter Horstmann --
Anti-metaphysics I : Nietzsche / Maudemarie Clark --
Bradley : the supra-relational absolute / W.J. Mander --
Whitehead : process and cosmology / Peter Simons --
Heidegger : the question of being / Herman Philipse --
Anti-metaphysics II : verificationism and kindred views / Cheryl Misak --
Metaphysics revivified / Avrum Stroll --
Ontology : on what exists --
Introduction to part II : being and related matters / Ross P. Cameron --
To be / Chris Daly --
Not to be / Graham Priest --
Razor arguments / Peter Forrest --
Substance / David Robb --
Intrinsic and extrinsic properties / Ross P. Cameron --
Universals : the contemporary debate / Fraser MacBride --
Particulars / Herbert Hochberg --
Composition, persistence and identity / Nikk Effingham --
Relations / John Heil --
Events, facts and states of affairs / Julian Dodd --
Possible worlds and possibilia / John Divers --
Mathematical entities / Peter Clark --
Fictional objects / Richard Hanley --
Vagueness / Elizabeth Barnes --
Minor entities : surfaces, holes and shadows / Roberto Casati --
Truthmakers and truthbearers / John Bigelow --
Values / Kevin Mulligan --
Metaphysics and science --
Introduction to part III : the study of nature / Robin Le Poidevin --
Space, absolute and relational / Tim Maudlin --
Infinity and metaphysics / Daniel Nolan --
The passage of time / Eric T. Olson --
The direction of time / D.H. Mellor --
Causation / Michael Tooley --
Laws and dispositions / Stephen Mumford --
Determinism and probability / Phillip Percival --
Essences and natural kinds / Alexander Bird --
Metaphysics and relativity / Katherine Hawley --
Metaphysics and quantum physics / Peter J. Lewis --
Supervenience, reductionism, and emergence / Howard Robinson --
Biometaphysics / Barry Smith --
Social entities / Amie L. Thomasson --
The mental and the physical / Louise Anthony --
The self / John Campbell.
Series Title: Routledge philosophy companions.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Le Poidevin [and others].

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