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In this fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition, Michael J. Loux provides a fresh look at the central topics in metaphysics rendering. _Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction_ is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third. Metaphysics: A contemporary introduction is for students who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a.

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Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

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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.


Tahko – – In Edward Feser ed. Metaphysics, General Works in Metaphysics categorize this paper. So much of philosophy is about actually critically engaging with primary sources, and it’s difficult for textbooks to fairly present many sides of an issue. I found this to be a good metaphysics introduction at the undergraduate metaphysivs, but only for a limited number of topics.

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Proceedings of the First About the Author 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?

Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction by Michael J. 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. Loux gives a thorough, intermediate “introduction” to the current problems in contemporary metaphysics.

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.


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Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction / Edition 4

It presents familiar or classic data in new ways, and When one learns most all of what there is to know about math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, etc. 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: