Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics

Paperback | October 16, 2014

byEarl Conee, Theodore Sider

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Riddles of Existence makes metaphysics genuinely accessible, even fun. Its lively, informal style brings the riddles to life and shows how stimulating they can be to think about. No philosophical background is required to enjoy this book. It is ideal for beginning students. Anyone wanting tothink about life's most profound questions will find Riddles of Existence provocative and entertaining.This new edition is updated throughout, and features two extra, specially written chapters: one on metaphysical questions to do with morality, and the other on questions about the nature of metaphysics itself.

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Riddles of Existence makes metaphysics genuinely accessible, even fun. Its lively, informal style brings the riddles to life and shows how stimulating they can be to think about. No philosophical background is required to enjoy this book. It is ideal for beginning students. Anyone wanting tothink about life's most profound questions wi...

Earl Conee is Professor in Philosophy at the University of Rochester, New York. Theodore Sider is Professor of Philosophy at New York University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.07 inPublished:October 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Personal Identity2. Fatalism3. Time4. God5. Why Not Nothing?6. Free Will and Determinism7. Constitution8. Universals9. Possibility and Necessity10. The Metaphysics of Ethics11. What is Metaphysics?12. MetametaphysicsAcknowledgementsIndex