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Table Of Contents

The Nature and Function of Metaphysics
The Methodology and Subject Matter of Metaphysics
Aristotle’s Conception of Metaphysics
Kant’s Conception of Metaphysics
A Working Conception of Metaphysics
Some Tools of Metaphysics
Criteria of Ontological Commitment: Two Examples
‘No Entity without Identity’: Identity Conditions for Objects
Principles and Criteria of Identity
Material Substances
Our Ontological Commitment to Material Substances
The Bundle Theory and the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles
Problems with the Bundle Theory
The Bare Substratum Theory and the Principle of Acquaintance
Objections to the Bare Substratum Theory
An Alternative
Persons and Personal Identity
Our Ontological Commitment to Persons
Candidates for Persistence Conditions for Persons
The Closest Continuer Theory and Its Problems
Does the Concept of Identity Apply to Persons?
A Suggestion
Events
Our Ontological Commitment to Events
The Property Exemplification Account of Events (PEE)
Universals and the Realism/Nominalism Dispute
The Issue
Varieties of Nominalism
Two Conceptions of Universals
The Regress Charge and Two Unsuccessful Attempts to Meet It
Bibliography
Index
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Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics

Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics

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Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics is about some of the most fundamental kinds of things that there are; the things that we encounter in everyday experience.
A book about the things that we encounter in everyday experience.
Contains a thorough and accessible discussion of the nature and aims of metaphysics.
Examines a wide range of ontological categories, including both particulars and universals.
Mounts a forceful and persuasive case for anti-reductionism.
Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics is about some of the most fundamental kinds of things that there are; the things that we encounter in everyday experience.
A book about the things that we encounter in everyday experience.
Contains a thorough and accessible discussion of the nature and aims of metaphysics.
Examines a wide range of ontological categories, including both particulars and universals.
Mounts a forceful and persuasive case for anti-reductionism.

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