Metaphysical Essays

Paperback | May 24, 2006

byJohn Hawthorne

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John Hawthorne is widely regarded as one of the finest philosophers working today. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to metaphysics, and this volume collects his most notable papers in this field. Hawthorne offers original treatments of fundamental topics in philosophy, includingidentity, ontology, vagueness, and causation. Six of the essays appear here for the first time, and there is a valuable introduction to guide the reader through the selection.

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John Hawthorne is widely regarded as one of the finest philosophers working today. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to metaphysics, and this volume collects his most notable papers in this field. Hawthorne offers original treatments of fundamental topics in philosophy, includingidentity, ontology, vagueness, and causation...

John Hawthorne is at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.72 inPublished:May 24, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Identity2. John Hawthorne and Theodore Sider: Locations3. Plenitude, convention, and ontology4. John Hawthorne, Ryan Wasserman, and Mark Scala: Recombination, causal constraints, and Humean supervenience: an argument for temporal parts?5. Three dimensionalism6. Motion and plenitude7. John Hawthorne and Frank Arntzenius: Gunk and continuous variation8. Vagueness and the mind of God9. Epistemicism and semantic plasticity10. Causal structuralism11. Quantity in Lewisian metaphysics12. Determinism de re13. Why Humeans are out of their minds14. Chance and counterfactuals15. John Hawthorne and Daniel Nolan: Which would teleological causation be?16. Before-effect and Zeno causality