In this fully revised and updated version of the highly successful first edition, Michael J. Loux provides a fresh look at the central topics in metaphysics rendering. _Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction_ is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third. Metaphysics: A contemporary introduction is for students who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. I very much doubt this argument works. A Survey of Metaphysics. Asger rated it really liked it Apr 12, The inscrutability of reference. Those who hold to realism also hold to identity through time and usually Possible Worlds Actualism. I know he expanded the book in a revised edition, but have yet to read that one. Essays on the Theory of Numbers. I found this to be a good metaphysics introduction at the undergraduate level, but only for a limited number of topics.

He has two different sections on “Particulars” and notes the difficulties each position will face. This new edition also keeps the user-friendly format, the chapter overviews summarizing the main topics and examples to clarify difficult concepts.

The job of metaphysics then consists in identifying the ontological categories under which all things megaphysics such as particulars, propositions, thoughts, events, time, etc. I have no great quarrel with this, because it is exactly true that there is nothing else on which to trust in these things, but it does not sound like a great method. In this cutting edge anthology an international roster of contributors offer original research and writing on the contemporary comic book superhero, with occasional Sign in to use this feature.


I particularly enjoyed his fine chapter on Possible Worlds Semantics. Kant’s Theory of the Self. It is so heavy that metaphysicw reading it for a while it takes an hour or so to recover. An Examination of Logical Positivism. Find it on Scholar. Loux has nice discussions of universals, particulars, propositions, possible worlds, causation, time, and the challenge of anti-realism.

Here a justification is given as to why exactly we should go back to Aristotle in thinking about metaphysics as the study of being qua being.

History of Western Philosophy. On the downside I found the writing style occasionally a little irritating, mainly beca I found this to be a good metaphysics introduction at the undergraduate level, but only for a limited number of topics. A Guide to Transcendental Idealism. Loux is just extraordinarily clear, and fairly presents both sides of issues, raising objections that are reasonable and well-researched.

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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. As an advanced introduction to the challenging topic of free will, this book metapuysics designed for upper-level undergraduates interested in a comprehensive first-stop into the field’s issues and debates.

I’d expect it to come up especially in a discussion of propositions. Does this include logic? Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. Loux provides a fesh look as the central topics metaphysivs metaphysics,rendering this essential reading for any student of the subject.

This Contemporary Introduction is for at students of metaphysics who have already done an introductory philosophy course. The Problem of Universals in Contemporary Philosophy. I am surprised he did not discuss loxu Ship of Theseus problem. Contemporary metaphysicians have gotten interested in rejecting the Quinean belief that metaphysics is about what there is with the Aristotelian and Kantian assumption that metaphysics is about what grounds what.


We appreciate your feedback. Broadly realist and writing from an Aristotelian perspective, Loux introduces the reader to themes broadly discussed in general ontology. He does drill metaphysiccs rival views, though I’m more surprised by what he doesn’t discuss.

Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

Request removal from index. Theodore Sider – – Philosophical Perspectives 20 1: Anyone who wants to understand contemporary analytic ontology should buy Loux’s superb introduction to this subject. This book gives a good introduction to contemporary neo-Aristotelean metaphysics as it is practiced metaphysjcs analytic departments. The Problem of Trope Individuation: It is written by two of the mftaphysics participants in those Jun 05, Marcus rated it liked it.

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When one learns most all of what there is to know about math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, etc. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! No keywords specified fix it. Also, he raises the idea of supervenience in one chapter, but not in others.