Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

  • Nominalism about Properties: New Essays book cover

    Nominalism about Properties

    New Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ghislain Guigon, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

    Nominalism, which has its origins in the Middle Ages and continues into the Twenty-First Century, is the doctrine that there are no universals. This book is unique in bringing together essays on the history of nominalism and essays that present a systematic discussion of nominalism. It introduces…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
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  • Thisness Presentism: An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology book cover

    Thisness Presentism

    An Essay on Time, Truth, and Ontology, 1st Edition

    By David Ingram

    Thisness Presentism outlines and defends a novel version of presentism, the view that only present entities exist and what is present really changes, a view of time that captures a real and objective difference between what is past, present, and future, and which offers a model of reality that is…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17
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  • Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons: The Virtues of Non-Existence book cover

    Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons

    The Virtues of Non-Existence, 1st Edition

    By Jiri Benovsky

    In Eliminativism, Objects, and Persons, Jiri Benovsky defends the view that he doesn't exist. In this book, he also defends the view that this book itself doesn't exist. But this did not prevent him to write the book, and although in Benovsky's view you don't exist either, this does not prevent you…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
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  • Fundamental Causation: Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World book cover

    Fundamental Causation

    Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Gregory Weaver

    Fundamental Causation addresses issues in the metaphysics of deterministic singular causation, the metaphysics of events, property instances, facts, preventions, and omissions, as well as the debate between causal reductionists and causal anti-reductionists. The book also pays special attention to…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27
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  • Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience book cover

    Philosophy of Time and Perceptual Experience

    1st Edition

    By Sean Enda Power

    This book explores the important yet neglected relationship between the philosophy of time and the temporal structure of perceptual experience. It examines how time structures perceptual experience and, through that structuring, the ways in which time makes perceptual experience trustworthy or…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
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  • Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology book cover

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar

    A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology, 1st Edition

    By Ross D. Inman

    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
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  • Properties, Powers and Structures: Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism book cover

    Properties, Powers and Structures

    Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexander Bird, Brian Ellis, Howard Sankey

    While the phrase "metaphysics of science" has been used from time to time, it has only recently begun to denote a specific research area where metaphysics meets philosophy of science—and the sciences themselves. The essays in this volume demonstrate that metaphysics of science is an innovative…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04
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  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics book cover

    Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel D. Novotný, Lukáš Novák

    This volume re-examines some of the major themes at the intersection of traditional and contemporary metaphysics. The book uses as a point of departure Francisco Suárez’s Metaphysical Disputations published in 1597. Minimalist metaphysics in empiricist/pragmatist clothing have today become…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
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  • Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics: From the True to the Good book cover

    Neo-Davidsonian Metaphysics

    From the True to the Good, 1st Edition

    By Samuel C Wheeler

    Much contemporary metaphysics, moved by an apparent necessity to take reality to consist of given beings and properties, presents us with what appear to be deep problems requiring radical changes in the common sense conception of persons and the world. Contemporary meta-ethics ignores questions…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
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  • Freedom of the Will: A Conditional Analysis book cover

    Freedom of the Will

    A Conditional Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Ferenc Huoranszki

    Freedom of the Will provides a novel interpretation of G. E. Moore’s famous conditional analysis of free will and discusses several questions about the meaning of free will and its significance for moral responsibility. Although Moore’ theory has a strong initial appeal, most metaphysicians believe…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
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  • The Puzzle of Existence: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? book cover

    The Puzzle of Existence

    Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tyron Goldschmidt

    This groundbreaking volume investigates the most fundamental question of all: Why is there something rather than nothing? The question is explored from diverse and radical perspectives: religious, naturalistic, platonistic and skeptical. Does science answer the question? Or does theology? Does…

    Paperback – 2014-08-12
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  • The Future of the Philosophy of Time book cover

    The Future of the Philosophy of Time

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Bardon

    The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of time. This volume features original essays by the foremost philosophers of time discussing the goals and methodology of the philosophy of time, and examining the best way to move forward with regard to the field's core issues. The…

    Paperback – 2013-11-08
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  • The Metaphysics of Powers: Their Grounding and their Manifestations book cover

    The Metaphysics of Powers

    Their Grounding and their Manifestations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Marmodoro

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
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  • The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds book cover

    The Semantics and Metaphysics of Natural Kinds

    1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Beebee, Nigel Sabbarton-Leary

    Essentialism--roughly, the view that natural kinds have discrete essences, generating truths that are necessary but knowable only a posteriori--is an increasingly popular view in the metaphysics of science. At the same time, philosophers of language have been subjecting Kripke’s views about the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-20
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