Contemporary debates in metaphysics
Theodore Sider; John Hawthorne; Dean W Zimmerman
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Contemporary debates in philosophy, 10
Book : English
All Authors / Contributors 
Theodore Sider; John Hawthorne; Dean W Zimmerman
9781405112284 140511228X 9781405112291 1405112298
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ix, 404 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series Title 
Contemporary debates in philosophy, 10
edited by Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne, and Dean W. Zimmerman.


Notes on contributors


1 Abstract entities

1.1 Abstract entities: Chris Swoyer (University of Oklahoma)

1.2 There are no abstract objects: Cian Dorr (University of Pittsburgh)

2 Causation and laws of nature

2.1 Nailed to Hume?s cross?: John W. Carroll (North Carolina State University)

2.2 Causation and laws of nature: Reductionism: Jonathan Schaffer (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

3 Modality and possible worlds

3.1 Concrete possible worlds: Phillip Bricker(University of Massachusetts- Amherst)

3.2 Ersatz possible worlds: Joseph Melia (University of Leeds)

at_akada 3.2 Joseph Melia, Ersatz Possible Worlds

4 Personal identity

4.1 People and their bodies: Judith Jarvis Thomson (MIT)

4.2 Persons, bodies, and human beings: Derek Parfit (All Souls College, Oxford)

5 Time

5.1 The privileged present: defending an ?A-theory? of time: Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers University)

5.1 The Privileged Present: Defending an “A-theory” of Time (Dean Zimmerman)

5.2 The tenseless theory of time: J. J. C. Smart (Australian National University)

6 Persistence

6.1 Temporal parts: Theodore Sider (Rutgers University)

6.2 Three-dimensionalism vs. four-dimensionalism: John Hawthorne (Rutgers University)

7 Free will

7.1 Incompatibilism: Robert Kane (University of Texas at Austin)

7.1 Incompatibilism: Robert Kane

7.2 Compatibilism, incompatibilism, and impossibilism: Kadri Vihvelin (University of Southern California)

8 Mereology

8.1 The moon and sixpence: a defense of mereological universalism: James van Cleve (University of Southern California)

8.2 Restricted composition: Ned Markosian (Western Washington University)

9 Meteontology

9.1 Ontological arguments: interpretive charity and quantifier variance: Eli Hirsch (Brandeis University)

9.2 The picture of reality as an amorphous lump: Matti Eklund (Cornell University)



In a series of thought-provoking and original essays, eighteen leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debates of nine of the most cutting edge topics in contemporary metaphysics.

Explores the fundamental questions in contemporary metaphysics in a series of eighteen original essays - 16 of which are newly commissioned for this volume

Features an introductory essay by the editors on the nature of metaphysics to prepare the reader for ongoing discussions

Offers readers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debate on cutting-edge metaphysical topics

Provides valuable insights into the flourishing field of contemporary metaphysics


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