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In this fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition, Michael J. Loux provides a fresh look at the central topics in metaphysics rendering. _Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction_ is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third. Metaphysics: A contemporary introduction is for students who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a.

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The chapters are well-structured and well-written. The Foundations of Scientific Inference.

He discusses such topics as the This is an excellent, albeit not easy, introduction to metaphysics. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! He covers a variety of metaphysics topics including nominalism vs realism, substratum and bundle theory, Platonic and Aristotelian approaches to what counts as a thing and its relations to properties.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In this fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition, Michael J. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There is a chapter on persistence through time of particulars and the book finishes with some anti-realist challenges. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Loux is a top-rate metaphysician. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Actualism and possible worlds Alvin Plantinga. Wherever possible, Loux links contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This is opposed to Kantian metaphysics which has the characterization of our conceptual scheme as its aim. There is nothing on freedom and determinism or the mind-body issue. The job of metaphysics then consists in identifying the ontological categories under which all things fall such as particulars, propositions, thoughts, events, time, etc.

I ready through this quickly just to get a familiarity with the subject matter. Substratum and bundle theories. We appreciate your feedback. It is essential reading for any student of the subject. The chapters on universals and concrete particulars are particularly good.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Contemporary Readingsdesigned to accompany this textbook and also published by Routledge. Introduction to ‘Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics’.

Loux provides a fresh look at the central topics in metaphysics rendering this essential reading for anyone interested in metaphysics. My problem with it is that it is based on what metaphysics calls “concrete particulars” whereas I believe the term “objects” should be used instead.

Jun 10, Arturo Javier rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lowe – – Oxford University Press.

The Themes of Quine’s Philosophy. About the Author Michael J. Metaphysics Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy. The Bounds of Sense. Restrictions on realism exemplification. He gives the standard surveys of Realism and Nominalism, though he does focus on modern nominalist defenders with a discussion on trope nominalism.


Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 4

I wrote a little review of process metaphysics here. A Contemporary Introduction looks at the development of the tradition, tracing it back from Kant to the present day. After getting one overview of the subject matter by readying the Metaphysics book by Peter Van Invagen, I dove into this book, which I liked better because it treats the subject more rigorously.

The inscrutability of reference. As a distinct discipline, economics has Keegan rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Throughout the book, arguments are presented rigorously, terminology is carefully laid out, and the different approaches to the problem at hand are meticulously articulated.

Christoffer Lundkvist rated it liked it Feb 03, Please review your cart. The Meta-Problem of ,oux. A Modern Introduction to Metaphysics: So much of philosophy is about actually critically engaging with primary sources, and it’s difficult for textbooks to fairly present many sides of an issue.

As an experienced teacher of philosophy and an important contributor to recent debates, Loux has proved himself to be uniquely qualified to write a book of this kind.