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Metaphysics

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  • Metaphysics: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen Mumford

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    In this easy-to-understand introduction, Stephen Mumford explores one of the four main branches of philosophy: metaphysics. Using practical examples to explore the main issues, he presents the ideas in a clear and simple way, helping to clarify and unravel the basic questions of this complex and abstract concept. more...

  • An Introduction to Metaphysicsby John W. Carroll; Ned Markosian

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    Discusses and invites students to reflect on topics such as causation, freedom and determinism, laws of nature, and material objects. more...

  • Mipham's Beacon of Certaintyby John W. Pettit; Penor

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    For centuries, Dzogchen - a special meditative practice to achieve spontaneous enlightenment - has been misinterpreted by both critics and malinformed meditators as being purely mystical and anti-rational. In the grand spirit of Buddhist debate, 19th century Buddhist philosopher Mipham wrote Beacon of Certainty , a compelling defense of Dzogchen philosophy... more...

  • Philosophy Bites Againby David Edmonds; Nigel Warburton

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 10.99

    In Philosophy Bites Again, a brand new selection of interviews from the popular podcast, leading philosophers explore some of the major philosophical questions that affect us all. Both thought-provoking and engaging, the discussion ranges from pleasure, pain, and humour, to free will, the self, and the meaning of life. more...

  • Doubt Truth to be a Liarby Graham Priest

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 43.99

    Dialetheism is the view that some contradictions are true. This is a view which runs against orthodoxy in logic and metaphysics since Aristotle, and has implications for many of the core notions of philosophy. Doubt Truth to Be a Liar explores these implications for truth, rationality, negation, and the nature of logic, and develops further the defence... 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$ 42.00

    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

    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$ 45.99

    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

    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...