Thoroughly updated, the second edition of this highly successful textbook continues to represent the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of canonical readings in metaphysics. In addition to updated material from the first edition, it presents entirely new sections on ontology and the metaphysics of material objects.
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Thoroughly updated, this second edition of the highly successful Metaphysics: An Anthology continues to represent the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of canonical readings in metaphysics. With greater coverage, it includes expanded section introductions, and has been designed for even wider accessibility to students, providing the ideal platform for course use.
In addition to retaining material from the first edition on the topics central to the field, this new edition offers greater coverage of selected subjects, including fictionalism, fundamentality, tropes, vague identity, temporary intrinsics, stage theory, composition, personal identity, and the nature of possible worlds, and entirely new sections on ontology and the metaphysics of material objects.About the Author:
Jaegwon Kim is William Perry Faunce Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. His publications include a number of influential papers on metaphysics and philosophy of mind. He is the author of Supervenience and Mind (1993), Mind in a Physical World (1998), Physicalism, or Something Near Enough (2005), and Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind (2010) and the co-editor of Blackwell's Epistemology: An Anthology, second edition (2008).
Ernest Sosa taught from 1964 to 2007 at Brown University, and is currently Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Among his books are Knowledge in Perspective (1991), Epistemic Justification (with Laurence BonJour; Blackwell, 2003), A Virtue Epistemology (2007), Reflective Knowledge (2009), and Knowing Full Well (2010). He is also co-editor of Blackwell's Epistemology: An Anthology, second edition (2008).
Daniel Korman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He specializes in metaphysics and has published articles in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Noûs, and the Journal of Philosophy.
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