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Form and Matter : Themes in Contemporary Metaphysics - David S. Oderberg

Form and Matter

Themes in Contemporary Metaphysics

By: David S. Oderberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th July 1999
ISBN: 9780631213895
Number Of Pages: 132

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Recent years have seen a revival of interest in philosophy from a broadly Aristotelian perspective.Aristotelianism is an important corrective both to the naturalistic reductionism prevalent in philosophy, and to the extravagances of Platonism which are reappearing in places. This collection brings together six papers by leading philosophers working within the Aristotelian tradition, covering a number of topics in contemporary metaphysics. The subjects examined include substance, material constitution, the metaphysics of the mind, the nature of mixture, and the analysis of what it is to be a living thing. Contributors: Jonathan Lowe: Peter Simons: John Haldane: Kit Fine: Joshua Hoffman, Gary Rosenkrantz and Michael Rea.


1. Form Without Matter (E.J. Lowe).

2. Farewell to Substance: A Differentiated Leave-Taking (Peter M. Simons).

3. A Return to Form in the Philosophy of Mind (John Haldane).

4. Mixing Matters (Kit Fine).

5. On the Unity of Compound Things: Living and Non-Living (Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz).

6. Sameness Without Identity: An Aristotelian Solution to the Problem of Material Constitution (Michael C. Rea).


ISBN: 9780631213895
ISBN-10: 0631213899
Series: Ratio Special Issues
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 9th July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 215.39 x 136.91  x 7.34
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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