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Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology [Paperback]

Tim Crane , Katalin Farkas
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Table of Contents

  • <b>I God</b>
  • Intorduction:
  • 1: Derek Parfit: Why Anything? Why This?
  • 2: Thomas Aquinas: The five ways
  • 3: William Paley: Extract from Natural Theology
  • 4: Anselm of Canterbury: Extract from Proslogion
  • 5: G.W. Leibniz: Extract from Monadology
  • 6: J.L. Mackie: Evil and omnipotence
  • <b>II Realism and Idealism</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 7: John Locke: Selection from Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • 8: George Berkeley: Selection from Three Dialogues
  • 9: Immanuel Kant: Selection from Critique of Pure Reason
  • 10: Selection from Matter and Sense
  • 11: Michael Dummett: Realism
  • <b>III Being</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 12: Aristotle: Selection from Categories
  • 13: John Locke: Selection from Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • 14: Robert Merrihew Adams: Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity
  • 15: W.V. Quine: On what there is
  • 16: Peter van Inwagen: Selection from Material Beings
  • 17: Gareth Evans: Can there be vague objects?
  • 18: David Lewis: Vague Identity: Evans misunderstood
  • <b>Part IV Universals and Particulars</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 19: Plato: Selections from Republic and Parmenides
  • 20: D.M. Armstrong: Selection from Universals: An Opinionated Introduction
  • 21: David Lewis: Selection from New work for a theory of universals
  • 22: Donald C. Williams: On the Elements of Being: I
  • 23: Sydney Shoemaker: Causality and Properties
  • <b>Part V Necessity</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 24: Saul Kripke: Selection from Naming and Necessity
  • 25: David Lewis: Selection from On the Plurality of Worlds
  • 26: Alvin Plantinga: Actualism and Possible Worlds
  • 27: D.M. Armstrong: Selection from A Combinational Theory of Possibility
  • <b>Part VI Causation</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 28: Aristotle: Selection from Metaphysics
  • 29: David Hume: Selection from Enquiy Concerning Human Understanding
  • 30: David Lewis: Causation
  • 31: Donald Davidson: Causal Relations
  • 32: D.H. Mellor: Selections from The Faces of Causation
  • <b>VII Time and Space</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 33: Aristotle: Selection from Physics
  • 34: J.M.E McTaggart: Selection from The Nature of Existence
  • 35: Arthur N. Prior: Changes in Events and Changes in Things
  • 36: Paul Horwich: Selection from Asymmetries in Time
  • 37: Selection from The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence
  • 38: J.J.C. Smart: The space-time world
  • 39: David Lewis: The Paradoxes of Time Travel
  • <b>Part VIII Identity</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 40: Roderick M. Chisholm: Identity through Time
  • 41: David Lewis: Selection from On the Plurality of Worlds
  • 42: Derek Parfit: Personal Identity
  • 43: P.F. Snowdon: Persons, Animals, and Ourselves
  • <b>Part IX Mind and Body</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 44: Rene Descartes: Selection from Meditations on First Philosophy
  • 45: G.W. Leibniz: Selection from New System of the Nature of Substances
  • 46: Gilbert Harman: Selections from Thought
  • 47: David Lewis: Psychophysical and theoretical identifications
  • 48: Donald Davidson: Selection from Thinking Causes
  • 49: Thomas Nagel: What is it like to be a bat?
  • <b>X Freedom and Determinism</b>
  • <b>Introduction</b>
  • 50: David Hume: Selection from Treatise of Human Nature
  • 51: Harry Frankfurt: Freedom of the will and the concept of a person
  • 52: Peter van Inwagen: The incompatibility of freewill and determinism
  • 53: Barry Loewer: Freedom from Physics: Quantum Mechanics and Free Will
  • 54: Roderick M. Chisholm: Human Freedom and the self

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