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A Survey of Metaphysics E. J. Lowe (Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham)

A Survey of Metaphysics By E. J. Lowe (Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham)

A Survey of Metaphysics by E. J. Lowe (Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham)


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A systematic overview of modern metaphysics, covering all of the most important topics in the subject likely to be encountered on a metaphysics course. The emphasis is on contemporary views and issues rather than on the history of metaphysics.

A Survey of Metaphysics Summary

A Survey of Metaphysics by E. J. Lowe (Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham)

A Survey of Metaphysics provides a systematic overview of modern metaphysics, covering all of the most important topics likely to be encountered on a metaphysics course. The conception of metaphysics underlying the book is the fairly traditional and widely-shared one that metaphysics deals with the deepest questions that can be raised concerning the fundamental structure of reality as a whole. The book is divided into six main parts, each relatively self-contained, focusing in turn on the following major themes: identity and change, necessity and essence, causation, agency and events, space and time, and universals and particulars. In an introductory chapter, the conception of metaphysics underlying the book is explained and defended against the many and varied opponents of metaphysics those students are likely to encounter. While the book makes reference when necessary to the history of metaphysics, its emphasis is on contemporary views and issues. The author's approach is not narrowly partisan, but avoids bland neutrality in matters of controversy.

A Survey of Metaphysics Reviews

'E. J. Lowe, one of the UK's leading metaphysicians, has written a superb introduction to metaphysics. ... Lowe's book is the best introduction to metaphysics available.' THES

About E. J. Lowe (Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham)

E.J. Lowe is Professor of Philosophy at University of Durham

Table of Contents

IDENTITY AND CHANGE; NECESSITY, ESSENCE, AND POSSIBLE WORLDS; CAUSATION AND CONDITIONALS; ACTIONS AND EVENTS; SPACE AND TIME; UNIVERSALS AND PARTICULARS

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NPB9780198752530
9780198752530
0198752539
A Survey of Metaphysics by E. J. Lowe (Professor of Philosophy, University of Durham)
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Oxford University Press
20020117
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