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A Survey of Metaphysics has 93 ratings and 8 reviews. Christine said: I think I got more out of reading the relevant articles the Stanford Encyclopedia. A systematic overview of modern metaphysics, A Survey of Metaphysics It adopts the fairly traditional conception of metaphysics as a subject E. J. Lowe. Download Citation on ResearchGate | A Survey of Metaphysics | A Survey of Metaphysics provides a systematic overview of modern metaphysics, E. J. Lowe.

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A systematic overview of modern metaphysics, A Survey of Metaphysics covers all of the most important topics in the metaphysjcs. It adopts the fairly traditional conception of metaphysics as a subject that deals with the deepest questions that can be raised concerning the fundamental structure of reality as a whole. The book is divided into six main sections that address the following themes: It focuses on contemporary views and issues throughout, rather than on the history of metaphysics.

It will immediately become–and will remain forsome time–one of the two or three books that are loqe considered forany metaphysics course that uses a textbook. Lowe has avoided unnecessary technicalities and jargon; the writing is both clear and accessible to typical philosophy undergraduates.


A Survey of Metaphysics

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Lowe is a leading contemporary metaphysician making this a well-informed and reliable guide to important recent developments in the subject Offers comprehensive coverage of the subject and will serve well as the single core text for almost any metaphysics course The survey is fully up-to-date with emphasis on contemporary views and issues enabling students to engage effectively with the latest literature on the subject Provides an extensive bibliography of publications, most of which are recent, making this a very useful reference for further study.

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Lowe is Professor of Philosophy at University of Durham. Reviews “This is a great book. Table of Contents 1. The nature of metaphysics Part I Identity and Change 2. Identity over time and change of composition 3.


Qualitative change and the doctrine of temporal parts 4. Necessity and identity 6.

A Survey of Metaphysics by E.J. Lowe

Causes and conditions Event causation and agent causation Actions and Events Events, things, and space-time Part V Space and Time Absolutism versus relationalism Incongruent conterparts and the nature of space The paradoxes of motion and the possibility of change surveu Tense and the reality of time Realism versus nominalism The abstract and the concrete.

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