A Contemporary Introduction (4th ed.)
Michael J. Loux, Thomas M. Crisp

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Sivuja: 372

Kustantaja: Routledge, 2017

ISBN-13: 9781138639348

ISBN-10: 1138639346

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Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is for students who have already completed an introductory philosophy course and need a fresh look at the central topics in the core subject of metaphysics. It is essential reading for any student of the subject. This Fourth Edition is revised and updated and includes two new chapters on (1) Parts and Wholes, and (2) Metaphysical Indeterminacy or vagueness. This new edition also keeps the user-friendly format, the chapter overviews summarizing the main topics, concrete examples to clarify difficult concepts, annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, endnotes, and a full bibliography.

Topics addressed include:

  • the problem of universals
  • the nature of abstract entities
  • the problem of individuation
  • the nature of modality
  • identity through time
  • the nature of time
  • the nature of parts and wholes
  • the problem of metaphysical indeterminacy
  • the Realism/anti-Realism debate.

Wherever possible, Michael J. Loux and Thomas M. Crisp relate contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy. As experienced teachers of philosophy and important contributors to recent debates, Loux and Crisp are uniquely qualified to write this book.


Michael J. Loux on filosofian Shuster-emeritusprofessori (University of Notre Dame, USA). Hän toimittaa julkaisua Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings ja hänen kirjansa Substance and Attribute (1978) on yksi viime vuosien merkittävimmistä metafysiikkaa käsittelevistä teoksista.

Thomas M. Crisp on filosofian professori ja filosofian laitoksen johtaja (Biola University, USA). Hän on julkaissut laajalti metafysiikan, epistemologian ja uskonnonfilosofian alalta.

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