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Beginning Metaphysics

An Introductory Text with Readings

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This flexible textbook is both an introduction and a reader in metaphysics combining original discussion with selections from primary sources. This text shows that important social, political and moral concerns involve metaphysical questions and that important metaphysical positions have practical implications. It discusses major metaphysical topics such as God, Freedom, Mind, Causality, Value, and Universals as well as important historical and contemporary critiques of metaphysics. Each chapter is followed by selections from classic and contemporary texts, allowing for in-depth study of primary sources.

Author Biography

Heimir Geirsson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at IowaState University. He is the co-editor, with Michael Losonsky, ofReadings in Language and Mind (Blackwell Publishers, 1996)and has published on philosophy of language and mind, metaphysics, and epistemology in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Erkenntnis, and Journal of Philosophical Research. Michael Losonsky is Associate Professor of Philosophy atColorado State University. He is the co-editor, with HeimirGeirsson, of Readings in Language and Mind (BlackwellPublishers, 1996). He has published on contemporary metaphysics inAmerican Philosophical Quarterly, Minds and Machines, Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies, andPhilosophy, amongst others. He has also published onmetaphysics in the history of modern philosophy in BritishJournal for the History of Philosophy, Journal of the History ofPhilosophy, and Pragmatics and Cognition, amongothers.
Release date NZ
September 10th, 1998
Contributors
Edited by Heimir Geirsson Edited by Michael Losonsky
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
512
Dimensions
177x253x41
ISBN-13
9781557867285
Product ID
3086719

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