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Philosophical Perspectives, Volume 15, Metaphysics

ISBN: 978-0-631-23028-1
480 pages
November 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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Externalism, Naturalism, Mathematics, Ontology, Personal Identity, Time and Tense, The Metaphysics of Reference, The Metaphysics of Properties, Conceivability, The Physical, and Theoretical Identity, and Actualism- these are some of the central issues addressed in the essays of this fifteenth volume devoted to metaphysics.

  • Essays discussing metaphysics from some of the foremost academics in philosophy.
  • Topics include Ontology, Personal Identity, the metaphysics of reference, and the metaphysics of properties.
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Part I: The Ninth PhilosophicalPerspectives Lecture:.

1. Thinking about Things: Michael Jubien.

Part II: Externalism, Naturalism, Nominalism, and Mathematics:.

2. The Case for Phenomenal Externalism: Willaim G. Lycan.

3. Naturalism: Friends and Foes: Penelope Maddy.

4. Nominalism, Naturalism, Epistemic Relativism: Gideon Rosen.

5. The Limits of Human Mathematics: Nathan Salmon.

Part III: Ontology:.

6. Touching: Hud Hudson.

7. How to Be an Eleatic Monist: Michael C. Rea.

8. Against Creationism in Fiction: Takashi Yagisawa.

Part IV: Personal Identity:.

9. Realism About Personal Identity Over Time: Trenton Merricks.

10. Criteria of Personal Identity and the Limits of Conceptual Analysis: Theodore Sider.

Part V: Time and Tense:.

11. Metaphysical Austerity and the Problems of Temporal and Modal Anaphora: Peter Ludlow.

12. McTaggart on Time: Judith Jarvis Thomson.

Part VI: The Metaphysics of Reference:.

13. Russellianism and Explanation: David Braun.

14. Day Designations: Jeffrey C. King.

15. Fregean Senses, Modes of Presentation, and Concepts: Edward N. Zalta.

Part VII: The Metaphysics of Properties:.

16. Causal Structuralism: John HawtHorne.

Part VIII: Conceivability, the Physical, and Theoretical Identity:.

17. On Theoretical Identifications: G. W. Fitch.

18. The Conceivability Argument and Two Conceptions of the Physical: Daniel Stoljar.

Part IX: Actualism: an Exchange:.

19. Sustaining Actualism: Michael Devitt.

20. How Not to Be an Actualist: James E. Tomberline.

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Contributors for this volume include Professor Michael Jubien (University of California, Davis), professor David Braun (University of Rochester, NY), Professor Michael Devitt (University of Maryland), Professor William G. Lycan (University of North Carolina), Professor Penelope Maddy (University of California, Irvine), Professor Nathan Salmon (University of California, Santa Barbara), Professor Theodore Sider (Syracuse University), Professor Robert Stalnaker (Massachusetts Institute of Techonology), Professor James van Cleve (Brown University), Professor Edward N. Zalta (Standford University).
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  • Essays discussing metaphysics from some of the foremost academics in philosophy.

  • Topics include Ontology, Personal Identity, the metaphysics of reference, and the metaphysics of properties.
See More
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