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Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality - Alvin Plantinga

Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality

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ISBN: 9780195103779
Number Of Pages: 248

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Perhaps no one has done more in the last 30 years to advance thinking in the metaphysics of modality than has Alvin Plantinga. Collected here are some of his most important essays on this influential subject. Dating back from the late 1960's to the present, they chronicle the development of Plantinga's thoughts about some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics: what is the nature of abstract objects like possible worlds, properties, propositions, and such phenomena? Are there possible but non-actual objects? Can objects that do not exist exemplify properties? Plantinga gives thorough and penetrating answers to all of these questions and many others.
This volume contains some of the best work in metaphysics from the past 30 years, and will remain a source of critical contention and keen interest among philosophers of metaphysics and philosophical logic for years to come.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Essays in the Metaphysics of Modalityp. 2
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 23
Referencesp. 24
De Re Et De Dictop. 25
Notesp. 44
World and Essencep. 46
Notesp. 70
Transworld Identity or Worldbound Individuals?p. 72
Notesp. 89
Possible but Unactual Objects: on What There Isn'tp. 90
Notesp. 102
Actualism and Possible Worldsp. 103
Notesp. 120
Referencesp. 121
The Boethian Compromisep. 122
Notesp. 137
De Essentiap. 139
Notesp. 157
On Existentialismp. 158
Notesp. 175
Replies to My Colleaguesp. 176
Notesp. 190
Modal Realism and Modal Reductionismp. 192
Notesp. 224
Referencesp. 227
Why Propositions Cannot Be Concretep. 229
Notesp. 234
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780195103779
ISBN-10: 0195103777
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 27th March 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44