Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology

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Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology

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A complete and self-contained introduction to metaphysics, this anthology provides an extensive and varied collection of fifty-four of the best classical and contemporary readings on the subject. The readings are organized into ten sections: God, idealism and realism, being, universals and particulars, necessity and contingency, causation, space and time, identity, mind and body, and freewill and determinism. It features a substantial general introduction and detailed section introductions that set the selections in context and guide readers through them. Discussion questions and detailed guides to further reading are also included.

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Tim Crane has taught philosophy at University College London since 1990. He took his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1989. Katalin Farkas graduated in mathematics and philosophy from the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, and she took her PhD in philosophy from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1998.

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`The editors are sure-footed in their treatment of the subject and manage to convey its complexities and profundity in a clear and accesible fashion.'
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`It really would be possible to build an introductory course in metaphysics around this book as its sole text.'
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`I have only praise for this outstanding and very thoughtfully constructed volume.'
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