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Metaphysics, Volume 15

Metaphysics, Volume 15

James E. Tomberlin (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-23028-1

Nov 2001

480 pages

In Stock

$134.95

Description

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.
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.


  • 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.