Metaphysics  book cover
4th Edition


ISBN 9780813349343
Published August 12, 2014 by Routledge
354 Pages

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Book Description

This book covers the gamut of historical and contemporary arguments of metaphysics, engaging readers through three profound questions: what are the most general features of the world, why is there a world and what is the place of human beings in the world?

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition -- Introduction -- The Way the World is -- Individuality -- Externality -- Temporality -- Objectivity -- Why the World is -- Necessary Being: The Ontological Argument -- Necessary Being: The Cosmological Argument -- The Inhabitants of the World -- What Rational Beings are there? -- The Place of Rational Beings in the World -- The Nature of Rational Beings -- The Nature Of Rational Beings: Dualism and Personal Identity -- The Powers of Rational Beings: Freedom of the Will -- Concluding Meditation -- Coda: Being

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