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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He does drill into rival views, though I’m more surprised by what he doesn’t discuss.

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Peter van Inwagen – – Philosophical Review. His book Substance and Attribute is one of the major metaphysics books of recent years. Steve rated it liked it Aug 29, I loved this introduction to metaphysics metaphysicz ended up taking detailed notes. This is a fine account of modern metaphysics, though certainly not for the beginning reader.

I also liked his final chapter on realism versus anti realism.

Substratum and bundle theories. Modality, causation and time receive extended treatment as well, discussing the usual suspects: Tahko – – In Edward Feser ed. Anyone who wants to metaphyysics contemporary analytic ontology should buy Loux’s superb introduction to this subject. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. A Guide to Transcendental Idealism. When one learns most all of what there is to know about math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, etc.


Sold by ayvax and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. As an experienced teacher of philosophy and an important contributor to recent debates, Loux has proved himself to be uniquely qualified to write a book of this kind. I’ve notified Amazon of this and received a reply but until they change the cover image, just be sure you realize what you’re purchasing.

While the discussions of each topic can get long metapphysics convoluted, Loux clearly writes about each topic and fairly represents the contrary views on each.

This third edition of the successful textbook provides a fresh look at key topics in metaphysics and includes two new chapters on time and causation. Loux is a clear writer who sympathetically and systematically highlights the important debates in contemporary and some historical metaphysics.

Loux begins by explaining the nature of metaphysics as ontology, after which the book goes on to give detailed accounts of the problem of universals in two chaptersproblems involving the nature of concrete particulars, propositions, possible worlds and modality, and finally the problem of identity over time. Loux and Thomas M.

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Problems for the substratum theory. It is so heavy that after reading it for a while it takes an hour or so to recover. Chad Carmichael – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 2: A Survey of Metaphysics.

This book, translated from the French, is an introduction to first-ord er model theory. While the discussions of each topic can get long and convoluted, Loux clearly writes about ea My favorite introduction to metaphysics. Also, please ignore Mr. Christian rated it really liked it Sep 05, It is here that he drew together a number of themes: I found another book on metaphysics by Lowe’s to suffer from similar problems, but overall to be a little more rounded and more enjoyable to read.


Jan 22, Adam Omelianchuk rated it really liked it. The inscrutability of reference. Good philosophy, and good teaching on metaphysics is not easy, but this book is still introductory.

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Are there any unexemplified attributes? Not shying away from the more technical he discusses the I loved this introduction to metaphysics and ended up taking detailed notes.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Not shying away from the more technical he discusses the ontology of propositions, facts, states of affairs and events. Asger rated it really liked it Apr 12, In Defence of Error Theory. Two theories of persistence endurantism and perdurantism. Please review your cart.

I know he expanded the book in a revised edition, but have yet to read that one. A Guide and Anthology. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.