The Oxford Handbook Of Metaphysics

Paperback | September 15, 2005

EditorMichael J. Loux, Dean W. Zimmerman

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics offers the most authoritative and compelling guide to this diverse and fertile field of philosophy. Twenty-four of the world's most distinguished specialists provide brand-new essays about what kinds of things there are, in what ways they exist, and how they relateto each other. They give the latest word on such topics as identity, modality, time, causation, persons and minds, freedom, and vagueness. The Handbook's unrivalled breadth and depth make it the definitive reference work for students and academics across the philosophical spectrum.

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbo...

Michael J. Loux is at Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Dean W. Zimmerman is at Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.47 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Zoltan Gendler Szabo: Nominalism2. Joshua Hoffman and Gary S. Rosenkrantz: Platonistic Theories of Universals3. E. J. Lowe: Individuation4. John Hawthorne: Identity5. Peter van Inwagen: Existence, Ontological Commitment, and Fictional Entities6. Kit Fine: The Reduction of Possiblia7. Theodore Sider: Reductive Theories of Modality8. Thomas M. Crisp: Presentism9. Michael C. Rea: Four-Dimensionalism10. Graham Nerlich: Space-Time Substantivalism11. Sally Haslanger: Persistence through Time12. Peter Simons: Events13. Michael Tooley: Causation and Supervenience14. Hartry Field: Causation in a Physical World15. Tim Maudlin: Distilling Metaphysics from Quantum Mechanics16. Dean W. Zimmerman: Material People17. Howard Robinson: The Ontology of the Mental18. Jaegwon Kim: Supervenience, Emergence, Realization, Reduction19. Carl Ginet: Libertarianism20. Ted Warfield: Compatibilism21. Michael J. Loux: Dummett on Realism and Anti-Realism22. Ernest Sosa: Ontological and Conceptual Relativity and the Self23. Timothy Williamson: Vagueness in Reality