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Almost since it first came into print, I have used the first edition of Metaphysics: An Anthology in upper level undergraduate metaphysics courses. I also use it whenever I teach a graduate survey of metaphysics. The second edition is not just new, but new and improved. And I intend to use it in future metaphysics courses.
Trenton Merricks, University of Virginia
A thorough compilation of essential readings. Anyone seriously interested in contemporary analytic metaphysics needs to know these pieces. The nicely updated second edition adds papers foundational to the next generation of metaphysical research.
Mark Heller, Syracuse University
The second edition of Metaphysics: An Anthology is a splendid update of the already–excellent first edition. Thirty new articles by well–known younger philosophers join recent classics to bring this comprehensive collection right up to the moment.
Lynne Rudder Baker, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
An outstanding collection of classic to contemporary essays on some of the most interesting topics in metaphysics. It would provide a great basis for an upper–level undergraduate or graduate course in metaphysics.
Amie Thomasson, University of Miami
Thoroughly updated, this second edition of the highly successful Metaphysics: An Anthology continues to represent the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of canonical readings in metaphysics. With greater coverage, it includes expanded section introductions, and has been designed for even wider accessibility to students, providing the ideal platform for course use.
In addition to retaining material from the first edition on the topics central to the field, this new edition offers greater coverage of selected subjects, including fictionalism, fundamentality, tropes, vague identity, temporary intrinsics, stage theory, composition, personal identity, and the nature of possible worlds, and entirely new sections on ontology and the metaphysics of material objects.See all Product Description