In this fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition, Michael J. Loux provides a fresh look at the central topics in metaphysics rendering. _Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction_ is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third. Metaphysics: A contemporary introduction is for students who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a.

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Jaegwon KimDaniel Z. By the way, this mini-review is for the edition. 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.

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Not shying away from the mwtaphysics technical he discusses the ontology of propositions, facts, states of affairs and events. Added to PP index Total downloads 36, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 4of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The job of metaphysics then consists in identifying the ontological categories under which all things fall such as particulars, propositions, thoughts, events, time, etc.


He discusses such topics as the This is an excellent, albeit not easy, introduction to metaphysics. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your metphysics in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

There is a recent volume which I haven’t gotten a chance to read Metaphysical Groundingwhich may be good. Apr 24, Ben Labelle added it.

While the discussions of each topic can get long and convoluted, Loux clearly writes about ea My favorite introduction to metaphysics. It is here that he drew together a number of themes: I very much doubt this argument works.

This book is useful as a reference as well as an ideal introduction to its chosen subject.

Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

These are followers of the Kantian project of critique and argue for a restriction metahpysics reason to empirical claims only. Students and teachers will like it. Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra – – Analysis 64 1: Proceedings of the First Wherever possible Michael J. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. This second edition of Metaphysics: He has two different sections on “Particulars” and notes the difficulties each position will face.

It is so heavy that after reading it for a while it takes an hour or so to recover. Loux Michael – – Cornell University Press. Contemporary Readings, designed to accompany this textbook and also published by Routledge.

A Contemporary Introduction Michael J. Refresh and try again. From Cause to Causation. How to write a great review. Problems for the substratum theory.

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Jun 05, Marcus rated it liked it. How metaphysixs write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or metaphusics book’s price Recap the plot. Those who hold to realism also hold to identity through time and usually Possible Worlds Actualism.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Bounds of Sense. I found this to be a good metaphysics introduction at the undergraduate level, but only for a limited number of topics. Mind, Language and Subjectivity.

It is essential reading for any student of the subject. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy 1 – 10 of 15 books. Metaphysics, he says, is the study of being qua being. However, this is a lesser sin than assuming the reader understands and jumping around without sufficient explanation.

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Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction by Michael J. Loux

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