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Metaphysics : Second Edition,9780813390550

Metaphysics : Second Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780813390550

ISBN10:
0813390559
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/28/2002
Publisher(s):
Perseus Books
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Summary

In this classic, exciting, and thoughtful text,Metaphysics, Peter van Inwagen examines three profound questions: What are the most general features of the world? Why is there a world? and What is the place of human beings in the world?Metaphysicsintroduces to readers the curious notion that is metaphysics, how it is conceived both historically and currently. The author's work can serve either as a textbook in a university course on metaphysics or as an introduction to metaphysical thinking for the interested reader. This second edition, revised though not fundamentally changed, includes the basis of the first edition with a new chapter on the nature of time.

Author Biography

Peter van Inwagen is the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Peter van Inwagen is the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition ix
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Introduction
1(18)
Part One: The Way The World Is 19(68)
Introduction
19(3)
Individuality
22(20)
Externality
42(14)
Temporality
56(17)
Objectivity
73(14)
Part Two: Why The World Is 87(48)
Introduction
87(4)
Necessary Being: The Ontological Argument
91(24)
Necessary Being: The Cosmological Argument
115(20)
Part Three: The Inhabitants Of The World 135(86)
Introduction
135(4)
What Rational Beings Are There?
139(10)
The Place of Rational Beings in the World: Design and Purpose
149(17)
The Nature of Rational Beings: Dualism and Physicalism
166(21)
The Nature of Rational Beings: Dualism and Personal Identity
187(15)
The Powers of Rational Beings: Freedom of the Will
202(16)
Concluding Meditation
218(3)
Bibliography 221(4)
Index 225


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