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Nominalism about Properties: New Essays

Nominalism about Properties: New Essays

1st Edition

Ghislain Guigon, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra
January 23, 2019

Nominalism, which has its origins in the Middle Ages and continues into the Twenty-First Century, is the doctrine that there are no universals. This book is unique in bringing together essays on the history of nominalism and essays that present a systematic discussion of nominalism. It introduces...

Thisness Presentism: An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology

Thisness Presentism: An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology

1st Edition

David Ingram
September 17, 2018

Thisness Presentism outlines and defends a novel version of presentism, the view that only present entities exist and what is present really changes, a view of time that captures a real and objective difference between what is past, present, and future, and which offers a model of reality that is...

Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence

Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence

1st Edition

Jiri Benovsky
August 14, 2018

In Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons, Jiri Benovsky defends the view that he doesn't exist. In this book, he also defends the view that this book itself doesn't exist. But this did not prevent him to write the book, and although in Benovsky's view you don't exist either, this does not prevent you...

Fundamental Causation: Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World

Fundamental Causation: Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World

1st Edition

Christopher Gregory Weaver
July 27, 2018

Fundamental Causation addresses issues in the metaphysics of deterministic singular causation, the metaphysics of events, property instances, facts, preventions, and omissions, as well as the debate between causal reductionists and causal anti-reductionists. The book also pays special attention to...

Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience

Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience

1st Edition

Sean Enda Power
February 15, 2018

This book explores the important yet neglected relationship between the philosophy of time and the temporal structure of perceptual experience. It examines how time structures perceptual experience and, through that structuring, the ways in which time makes perceptual experience trustworthy or...

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology

1st Edition

Ross D. Inman
December 15, 2017

Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of...

Properties, Powers and Structures: Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism

Properties, Powers and Structures: Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism

1st Edition

Alexander Bird, Brian Ellis, Howard Sankey
November 04, 2016

While the phrase "metaphysics of science" has been used from time to time, it has only recently begun to denote a specific research area where metaphysics meets philosophy of science—and the sciences themselves. The essays in this volume demonstrate that metaphysics of science is an innovative...

Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

1st Edition

Daniel D. Novotný, Lukáš Novák
July 27, 2016

This volume re-examines some of the major themes at the intersection of traditional and contemporary metaphysics. The book uses as a point of departure Francisco Suárez’s Metaphysical Disputations published in 1597. Minimalist metaphysics in empiricist/pragmatist clothing have today become...

Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good

Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good

1st Edition

Samuel C Wheeler
March 03, 2016

Much contemporary metaphysics, moved by an apparent necessity to take reality to consist of given beings and properties, presents us with what appear to be deep problems requiring radical changes in the common sense conception of persons and the world. Contemporary meta-ethics ignores questions...

Freedom of the Will: A Conditional Analysis

Freedom of the Will: A Conditional Analysis

1st Edition

Ferenc Huoranszki
April 23, 2015

Freedom of the Will provides a novel interpretation of G. E. Moore’s famous conditional analysis of free will and discusses several questions about the meaning of free will and its significance for moral responsibility. Although Moore’ theory has a strong initial appeal, most metaphysicians believe...

The Puzzle of Existence: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

The Puzzle of Existence: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

1st Edition

Tyron Goldschmidt
August 12, 2014

This groundbreaking volume investigates the most fundamental question of all: Why is there something rather than nothing? The question is explored from diverse and radical perspectives: religious, naturalistic, platonistic and skeptical. Does science answer the question? Or does theology? Does...

The Future of the Philosophy of Time

The Future of the Philosophy of Time

1st Edition

Adrian Bardon
November 08, 2013

The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of time. This volume features original essays by the foremost philosophers of time discussing the goals and methodology of the philosophy of time, and examining the best way to move forward with regard to the field's core issues. The...

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