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Chapters appear under the headings: A Survey of Metaphysics. An Anthology, 2nd Edition. He has his settled conclusions, but is vary fair with opposing positions.

I loved this introduction to metaphysics and ended up taking detailed notes. Alyssa Ney – – Routledge. Also, meta;hysics raises the idea of supervenience in one chapter, but not in others.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Selected pages Title Page. My problem with it is that it is based on what metaphysics calls “concrete particulars” whereas I believe the term “objects” should be used instead.

Anyways, I’m more of a process metaphysics guy to begin with so I don’t really have a big bone in this fight.

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Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

If the consequences of some theory are exposed as absurd through thought experiments, the collective community’s response will be to turn away from it, and that pretty much establishes its falsity. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Psychology Press- Philosophy – pages. Also, please ignore Mr. I’m going to have to return and re-read this more careful with pencil and notebook in hand.


My only real criticism of this book is that it over-simplifies some of the historical figures. Loux Limited preview – Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Wherever possible, Loux links contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy.

It discusses the classic but still unresolved problem of universals, providing a detailed overview of realism and nominalism, two camps that continue to return in later sections.

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Open Preview Contemporady a Problem? He gives the standard surveys of Realism and Nominalism, though he does focus on modern nominalist defenders with a discussion on trope nominalism. On the downside I found the writing style occasionally a little irritating, mainly because itroduction over-explains some items. He gives the standard surveys of Realism and Nominalism, though he does focus on modern nominalist defenders with a discussion on trope nominalism.

Jeff rated it really liked it Feb 03, The job of metaphysics then consists in identifying the ontological categories under which all things fall such as particulars, propositions, thoughts, events, time, etc. Return to Book Page.

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Emily Nichols Montgomery rated it really liked it Feb 20, Does this include logic? Published July 7th by Routledge first published November 13th Proceedings of the First Good philosophy, and good teaching on metaphysics is contemporagy easy, but this book is still introductory.


It assumes the validity of the very inclusive conceptual scheme in order to show it leads to an infinite regress, but at the same time it relies on the neo-Aristotelian intuition about the absurdity of such a regress, an intuition the schemers hold we cannot trust.

Characteristic of analytic philosophy is its linguistic turn which here follows a st This book gives a good introduction to contemporary neo-Aristotelean metaphysics as it is practiced in analytic departments. Whether you agree with all of his conclusions or not, this Notre Dame prof will provide you with a great introduction to this important philosophic topic.

Realism and abstract reference. Tahko – – In Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics.

Apr 30, Richard Newton rated it really liked it Shelves: The chapters on universals and concrete particulars are particularly good.