TheContinuum Companion to Metaphysics offers the definitive guide to a key area ofcontemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked inmetaphysics - areas that have continued to attract interest historically aswell as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Elevenspecially commissioned essays from an international team of experts discussresearch problems and methods in metaphysics, reveal where important workcontinues to be done in the area and, most valuably, indicate exciting newdirections the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertainingto modality, universals and abstract objects, naturalism and physicalism, mind,material constitution, endurantism and perdurantism, personal identity, personalidentity, free will, and God. Featuring a series of indispensable researchtools, including an A to Z index of key terms and concepts, a detailed list of researchresources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essentialreference tool for anyone working in contemporary metaphysics.
'The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics provides a nice overview of some central debates in contemporary metaphysics. The essays are knowledgeable and clearly written; the volume will be useful to anyone trying to learn the lay of the land of this seemingly technical and intimidating field.' - Karen Bennett, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University, USA. 'This book gives a rich and developed overview of many of the central topics in contemporary metaphysics. It is an excellent choice for those looking to structure an introductory metaphysics course around a collection of chapters that discuss these topics in an informed and up to date way.' - Laurie Paul, Assciate Professor of Philosophy at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
Series: Continuum Companions
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 3rd May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.635