Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 5 Volume 5

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Oxford Studies in Metaphysicsis the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this series is a much-needed focus for it.OSMoffers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. This fifth volume is largely focused on the metaphysics of time, with sections on time travel; persistence through time; and time, space, and location. The final section of the volume is devoted to a neglected topic that is starting to attract philosophical attention: the metaphysics of sounds. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.

Author Biography

Dean W. Zimmerman is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

The Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Younger Scholar Prizep. ix
Time-Travel, à la Van Inwagen
Changing the Pastp. 3
Can a Soufflé Rise Twice? Van Inwagen's Irresponsible Time-Travelersp. 29
Van Inwagen on Time-Travel and Changing the Pastp. 41
Persistence Through Time
Location and Perdurancep. 53
Coinciding Objects and Duration Properties: Reply to Eaglep. 95
Duration in Relativistic Spacetimep. 113
Strange Kinds, Familiar Kinds, and the Charge of Arbitrarinessp. 119
Many as Onep. 145
Time, Space, and Location
Extrinsic Temporal Metricsp. 179
Parthood and Multi-Locationp. 203
The Metaphysics of Sounds
Constructing a Theory of Soundsp. 247
Hearing Soundsp. 271
What Sounds Arep. 279
Sounds and Temporalityp. 303
Indexp. 321
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