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Metaphysics

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  • Ways a World Might Beby Robert C. Stalnaker

    Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Robert Stalnaker draws together in this volume his seminal work in metaphysics. The central theme is the role of possible worlds in articulating our various metaphysical commitments. The book begins with reflections on the general idea of a possible world, and then uses the framework of possible worlds to formulate and clarify some questions about... more...

  • An Introduction to Philosophyby George Stuart Fullerton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    George Stuart Fullerton was a significant figure in early twentieth-century philosophy. He also played a role in incorporating philosophical tenets into the then-nascent field of psychology and helped to organize the American Psychological Association. His An Introduction to Philosophy presents a comprehensive look at early twentieth-century philosophy,... more...

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Infinityby Graham Oppy

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Graham Oppy examines how the infinite lurks everywhere. more...

  • Philosophical Devicesby David Papineau

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    Philosophical Devices introduces the technical ideas that are taken for granted in contemporary philosophical writing. It offers simple explanations and covers a wealth of material that is normally available only to specialists. This original, distinctive book will appeal to anyone who is curious about the technical infrastructure of philosophy. more...

  • What are we to Understand Gracia to Meanby Robert A. Delfino

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 77.00

    This book provides a series of challenges to Jorge J. E. Gracia’s views on metaphysics and categories made by realist philosophers in the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Inclusion of Gracia’s responses to his critics makes this book a useful companion to Gracia’s Metaphysics and its Task: The Search for the Categorial Foundation... more...

  • Time, Reality and Experienceby Craig Callender

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Collection of original essays by leading philosophers on a range of questions about time. more...

  • From an Ontological Point of Viewby John Heil

    Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    From an Ontological Point of View is a highly original and accessible exploration of fundamental questions about what there is. John Heil discusses such issues as whether the world includes levels of reality; the nature of objects and properties; the demands of realism; what makes things true; qualities, powers, and the relation these bear to one... more...

  • How Things Might Have Beenby Penelope Mackie

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Penelope Mackie's book is a novel treatment of an issue central to much current work in metaphysics: the distinction between the essential and accidental properties of individuals. Mackie challenges widely held views, and arrives at what she calls 'minimalist essentialism', an unorthodox theory according to which ordinary individuals have relatively... more...

  • Four-Dimensionalismby Theodore Sider

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Four Dimensionalism defends the thesis that the material world is composed of temporal as well as spatial parts. Along the way many topics concerning the metaphysics of time and identity over time are addressed. These include the status of past and future objects, the nature of motion and change, the existence of composite objects, and examples involving... more...

  • Reality: A Very Short Introductionby Jan Westerhoff

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    'What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. But it is not just a question that philosophers ask. This Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science. more...