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Contemporary debates in metaphysics / edited by Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne, and Dean W. Zimmerman.

Publication:
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 404 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series:
Contemporary debates in philosophy ; 10
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Subjects:
Metaphysics.
Contents:
Abstract entities
Abstract entities / Chris Swoyer
There are no abstract objects / Cian Dorr
Causation and laws of nature
Nailed to Hume's cross? / John W. Carroll
Causation and laws of nature : reductionism / Jonathan Schaffer
Modality and possible worlds
Concrete possible worlds / Phillip Bricker
Ersatz possible worlds / Joseph Melia
Personal identity
People and their bodies / Judith Jarvis Thomson
Persons, bodies, and human beings / Derek Parfit
Time
The privileged present : defending an "a-theory" of time / Dean Zimmerman
The tenseless theory of time / J.J.C. Smart
Persistence
Temporal parts / Theodore Sider
Three-dimensionalism vs. four-dimensionalism / John Hawthorne
Free will
Incompatibilism / Robert Kane
Compatibilism, incompatibilism, and impossibilism / Kadri Vihvelin
Mereology
The moon and sixpence : a defense of mereological universalism / James van Cleve
Restricted composition / Ned Markosian
Meteontology
Ontological arguments : interpretive charity and quantifier variance / Eli Hirsch
The picture of reality as an amorphous lump / Matti Eklund.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Sider, Theodore.
Hawthorne, John (John P.)
Zimmerman, Dean W.
ISBN:
9781405112284 (hardcover : alk. paper)
140511228X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405112291 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405112298 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
132681443