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Ontology, Identity, and Modality: Essays in Metaphysics (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)

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Publisher Comments:

This book gathers together thirteen of Peter van Inwagen's essays on metaphysics, several of which have acquired the status of modern classics in their field. They range widely across such topics as Quine's philosophy of quantification, the ontology of fiction, the part-whole relation, the theory of "temporal parts," and human knowledge of modal truths. A specially-written introduction completes the collection, which will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in metaphysics.

Synopsis:

Thirteen of Peter van Inwagen's essays on metaphysics, with a specially-written introduction.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Ontology: 1. Meta-ontology; 2. Why I don't understand substitutional quantification; 3. Creatures of fiction; 4. Why is there anything at all? Part II. Identity: 5. The doctrine of arbitrary undetached parts; 6. Composition as identity; 7. Four-dimensional objects; 8. Temporal parts and identity across time; 9. Materialism and the psychological-continuity account of personal identity; Part III. Modality: 10. Indexicality and actuality; 11. Plantinga on trans-world identity; 12. Two concepts of possible worlds; 13. Modal epistemology; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521795487
Editor:
Sosa, Ernest
Editor:
Dancy, Jonathan
Editor:
Sosa, Ernest
Editor:
Dancy, Jonathan
Author:
Sosa, Ernest
Author:
Jackson, Frank
Author:
Harman, Gilbert
Author:
Dancy, Jonathan
Author:
Lucan, William G.
Author:
Van Inwagen, Peter
Author:
Haldane, John
Author:
Peter, Van Inwagen
Author:
Peter van Inwagen
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Ontology
Subject:
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Subject:
Modality (Theory of knowledge)
Subject:
Modality
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Ontology Ontology
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Epistemology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge studies in philosophy
Series Volume:
105-1001
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 figures
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.61 in. .77 lbs.

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