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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Peirce’s Account of Purposefulness. This book is useful as a reference as well as an ideal introduction to its chosen subject. But if general principles of reasoning are presupposed to be universally valid as all philosophy necessarily does, otherwise there is no possibility of doing it and extraneous to the scheme, I think one can reason one’s way to this transcendentalist view; Kant’s treatment of causation being a good metaphysisc of this: Although Loux often points out that Aristotle’s views are complex, he rarely cites the secondary literature other than his own which engages with them.
Hegel’s Science of Logic.
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To ask other readers questions about Metaphysicsplease sign up. A Contemporary Introduction Michael J. The first six chapters are very basic: My problem with it is that it is based on what metaphysics calls “concrete particulars” whereas I believe the term “objects” should be used instead.
His book Substance and Attribute is one of the major metaphysics books of recent years.
An argument metaphysixs the substratum theory. But for someone who has already acquired a basic knowledge of the field, this is a near perfect book.
A Contemporary Introduction looks at the development of the tradition, tracing it back from Kant to the present day.
Request removal from index. This is a fine account of modern metaphysics, though certainly not for the beginning reader. On the downside I found the writing style occasionally a little irritating, mainly because he over-explains some items. So much of philosophy is about actually critically engaging with primary sources, and it’s difficult for textbooks to fairly present many sides of an issue.
Being and Some Philosophers. Proceedings of the First What I found most interesting though was the introduction. It discusses the classic but still unresolved problem of universals, providing a detailed overview of realism and nominalism, two camps that continue to return in later sections.
The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl. He has a very informative chapter loix modality, including the actualism of Plantinga vs the possibilism of Lewis and varying conceptions of objects persisting through time giving a very clear picture of the two main rivals for the theory of what time is.
A second argument for perdurantism change in parts. Facts states of affairs and events. Christoffer Lundkvist rated it liked it Feb 03, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A Contemporary Introduction looks at the development of the tradition, tracing it back Actually read this over the course of about two metaphgsics, selecting chapters I was most interested in — the one on modality and the one on persistence — first.
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Mind, Language, and Metaphilosophy. Psychology Press- Philosophy – pages. What exists and characterizes them? Louc places were hard and required slow or repetitive reading, but mostly it was easy enough to read, if you maintained interest. Want to Read saving…. Metaphysics as category theory. Other books in the series.