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Contemporary Metaphysics: An Introduction

ISBN: 978-1-55786-858-9
224 pages
December 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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Each volume in this series provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the main philosophical topics of contemporary debate.
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Table of Contents


1. Metaphysics.

2. Numbers.

3. Platonism.

4. Identity.

5. Is Truth Relative?.

6. Colour.

7. Modality.

8. Things and Their Parts.

9. Determinism, Freedom and Fatalism.

10. Is There Truth in Fiction?.

11. Cosmology.



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Author Information

Michael Jubien is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Davis. He has published widely in the field of metaphysics, and is the author of Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference (1993).
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The Wiley Advantage

* Discusses a diversity of metaphysical issues such as colour, modality, and fiction.
* Includes exercises throughout to encourage further thought and study.
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"The text includes short exercises printed in bold every few pages. These are excellent devices for testing a student's grasp of the material, and for sparking fresh thoughts about it." Chris Daly, Mind
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