Buy Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy) by Michael Loux (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. Metaphysics: A contemporary introduction is for students who have already done an introductory philosophy course. Michael J. Loux provides a. Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction is aimed at students of metaphysics who have already completed an introductory philosophy course. This third edition .

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Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction

Metaphysics, he says, is the study of being qua being. Share your thoughts with other customers. Loux has nice discussions of universals, particulars, propositions, possible worlds, causation, time, and the challenge of anti-realism. Metaphysics as the First Philosophy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I haven’t had the opportunity to work with any textbooks in contemporary philosophy in-depth, but I’ve been disappointed in my brief interactions with them.

Crisp relate contemporary views to their classical sources in the history of philosophy. Loux begins by explaining the nature of metaphysics as ontology, after which the book goes on to give detailed accounts of the problem of universals in two chaptersproblems involving the nature of concrete particulars, propositions, possible worlds and modality, and finally the problem of identity over time.

Modality, causation and time receive extended treatment as well, discussing the usual suspects: This third edition of the successful textbook provides a fresh look at key topics in metaphysics and includes two new chapters on time and causation.

Restrictions on realism exemplification. The metaphysical novice can work through this book I did and reap the rewards it offers.


NOT for anyone brand new to philosophy. A Contemporary Introduction Michael J. Anyone who wants to understand contemporary analytic ontology should buy Loux’s superb introduction to this subject. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The author’s counter argument makes use of an apparent infinite regress in this way of thinking: Metaphysics, General Works in Metaphysics.

Very good but supplement with van Inwagen to get a well-rounded introduction to contempodary of the issues in metaphysics.

Loux wisely refrains from assuming that other categories are derivative; they may supervene or be otherwise conceptually posterior without being analyzable into the more primitive categories.

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The chapters on universals and concrete particulars are particularly good. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Good philosophy, and good teaching on metaphysics is not easy, but this book is still introductory. I found another book on metaphysics by Lowe’s to suffer from similar problems, but overall to be a little more rounded and more enjoyable to read. He is author of the jntroduction Metaphysics: A solid introduction to Metaphysics.

Loux gives a thorough, intermediate “introduction” to the current problems in contemporary metaphysics. I’d recommend it to anyone becoming interested in Metaphysics; it would be beneficial, I think, to get Blackwell’s anthology on metaphysics, and reading the two in tandem should give metapnysics a good grasp of contemporary metaphysics.

No eBook available Psychology Press Amazon. Michael Gorman – – Review of Metaphysics 53 4: History of Western Philosophy. Two views about the nature of reality. We never actually see causation happening, but we are convinced of it all the same. As is the case when talking about substrata, where substance and bundle theorists diverge along the same lines. To ask other readers questions about Metaphysicsplease sign up.


If we cannot get to know the real world because of the mediation of cognition, how come we can know whether or not there is any mediation to begin with? Each chapter argues for two or more sides in a debate over the subject matter covered including the views of relevant prominent philosophers. Two theories of persistence endurantism and perdurantism.

There is nothing on freedom and determinism or the mind-body issue. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Wherever possible Michael J. Start reading Metaphysics on your Kindle in under a minute.

RoutledgeJan 12, – Philosophy – pages. Characteristic of analytic philosophy is its linguistic turn which here follows a st This book gives a good introduction to contemporary neo-Aristotelean metaphysics as it is practiced in analytic departments.

Introduction to ‘Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics’. Metaphysics, he says, is the study of being qua being. A Guide and Anthology.

Metaphysics Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Introducction. Nominalists as a general rule do not with exceptions. He has his settled conclusions, but is vary fair with opposing positions.

The ontology of metaphysical realism.