The Fragmentation of Being by Kris McdanielThe Fragmentation of Being by Kris Mcdaniel

The Fragmentation of Being

byKris Mcdaniel

Hardcover | September 9, 2017

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The Fragmentation of Being offers answers to some of the most fundamental questions in ontology. There are many kinds of beings but are there also many kinds of being? The world contains a variety of objects, each of which, let us provisionally assume, exists, but do some objects exist indifferent ways? Do some objects enjoy more being or existence than other objects? Are there different ways in which one object might enjoy more being than another? Most contemporary metaphysicians would answer "no" to each of these questions. So widespread is this consensus that the questions this book addressed are rarely even raised let alone explicitly answered. But Kris McDaniel carefully examines a wide range of reasons for answering each of thesequestions with a "yes". In doing so, he connects these questions with many important metaphysical topics, including substance and accident, time and persistence, the nature of ontological categories, possibility and necessity, presence and absence, persons and value, ground and consequence, andessence and accident. In addition to discussing contemporary problems and theories, McDaniel also discusses the ontological views of many important figures in the history of philosophy, including Aquinas, Aristotle, Descartes, Heidegger, Husserl, Kant, Leibniz, Meinong, and many more.
Kris McDaniel is Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University, New York. He has published on a wide variety of topics in metaphysics (such as modality, composition, metaontology, and persistence over time), as well as topics in the history of philosophy (such as Kant, Heidegger, and British Idealism), and in ethics.
Title:The Fragmentation of BeingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:September 9, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198719655

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Ways of Being2. A Return to the Analogy of Being3. Ways of Being and Time4. Categories of Being5. Being and Almost Nothingness6. Persons and Value7. Degrees of Being8. Being and Ground9. Being and EssenceConcluding Unsystematic Postscript