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Metaphysics as the First Philosophy. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. The Problem of Knowledge. Students and teachers will like it. 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.
Throughout the book, arguments are presented rigorously, terminology is carefully laid out, and the different approaches to the problem at hand are meticulously articulated.
His book Substance and Attribute is one of the major metaphysics books of recent years. Metaphysics, General Works in Metaphysics categorize this paper. I found this to be a good metaphysics introduction at the undergraduate metaphysivs, but only for a limited number of topics. Michael J. History of Western Philosophy. Wherever possible Michael J. If we cannot get to know the real world because of the mediation of cognition, how come we can know whether or not there is any mediation to begin with?
Loux Christoffer Lundkvist rated it liked it Feb 03, Loux provides a fesh look as the central topics in metaphysics,rendering this essential reading for any student of the subject. See all 17 reviews. Formal Ontology in Information Systems: It is essential reading for any student of the subject. I particularly enjoyed his fine chapter on Possible Worlds Semantics. Restrictions on realism exemplification. This part irked me because I think one cannot be more off the mark than this when it comes to language.
This is opposed to Kantian metaphysics which has the characterization of our conceptual scheme as its aim. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Being and Some Philosophers. Facts states of affairs and events. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Sep 16, Aziz added it. This new edition also keeps the user-friendly format, the chapter overviews summarizing the main topics, concrete examples to clarify difficult concepts, annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, endnotes, and a full bibliography.
Shawn rated it liked it Jan 06, Modality, causation meatphysics time receive extended treatment as well, discussing the usual suspects: Related Posts
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Sign in Create an account. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Loux provides a fresh look at the central topics in metaphysics rendering this essential reading for anyone interested in metaphysics. Wherever possible, Loux links contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy.
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Shelves: philosophy-and-logic This book gives a good introduction to contemporary neo-Aristotelean metaphysics as it is practiced in analytic departments. It discusses the classic but still unresolved problem of universals, providing a detailed overview of realism and nominalism, two camps that continue to return in later sections. As is the case when talking about substrata, where substance and bundle theorists diverge along the same lines. Characteristic of analytic philosophy is its linguistic turn which here follows a This book gives a good introduction to contemporary neo-Aristotelean metaphysics as it is practiced in analytic departments. Characteristic of analytic philosophy is its linguistic turn which here follows a strong correspondence theory of truth that comes out when discussing propositions, facts, events, and states-of-affairs and their ontological status. This part irked me because I think one cannot be more off the mark than this when it comes to language.