Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 6

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-08
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Oxford Studies in Metaphysicsis the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field.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. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.

Author Biography

Karen Bennett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.

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

Table of Contents

The Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Younger Scholar Prize Announcementp. ix
Minimizing Ontological Commitments
Ontological Nihilismp. 3
Truthmaking for Presentistsp. 55
Metaphysical Vagueness
A Theory of Metaphysical Indeterminacyp. 103
Being Metaphysically Unsettled: Barnes and Williams on Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vaguenessp. 149
Response to Eklundp. 173
Metaphysical Indeterminacy and Vague Existencep. 183
Mereology and Location
Mereological Harmonyp. 199
Parthood and Locationp. 225
Personal Identity
Externalism and Brain Transplantsp. 287
Indexp. 317
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