A Survey of Metaphysics has 93 ratings and 8 reviews. Christine said: I think I got more out of reading the relevant articles the Stanford Encyclopedia. Buy A Survey of Metaphysics by E. J. Lowe (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A systematic overview of modern metaphysics, A Survey of Metaphysics It adopts the fairly traditional conception of metaphysics as a subject E. J. Lowe.
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It focuses on contemporary views and issues throughout, rather than on the history of metaphysics. In shrvey cases, he does not have a secondary argument for a claim besides his uncommon “common sense,” leaving me and similarly-minded readers at a loss. Michele Paolini Paoletti – – Acta Analytica 31 4: Conceivability and De Re Modal Knowledge. If you read just one book in metaphysics this one may be your best bet.
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Preview — A Survey of Metaphysics by E. A Contemporary Introduction”, which has slightly different coverage and emphasis. I very occasionally found the writing style a little irritating – but that is probably just me.
May 05, Richard Newton rated it really liked it Shelves: A Survey of Metaphysics provides a systematic overview of modern metaphysics, covering all of the most important topics likely to be encountered on a metaphysics course. Return to Metaphyskcs Page.
It misses mehaphysics other topics such as mind-body problem, free will and determinism – so if these are of interest look elsewhere or be ready to buy an additional book or two. It is very easy to read and I had a clear understanding of Metaphysics!
Sep 10, Daniel rated it it was amazing. The conception of metaphysics underlying the book is the fairly traditional and widely-shared one that metaphysics deals with the deepest questions that can be raised concerning the fundamental structure of reality as a whole. See all free Kindle reading apps. Lwe Gilmore – – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I read most of it for a class, but I’m finishing up the chapters we didn’t cover. Loww – – In Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics.
The author’s approach is not narrowly partisan, but avoids bland neutrality in matters of controversy.
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Quantum Atomism metapyysics the Impossibility of Material Constitution. It adopts the fairly traditional conception of metaphysics as a subject that deals with the deepest questions that can be raised concerning the fundamental structure of reality as a whole.
As it seems with any metaphysics book there is a choice of topics, which does not seem to cover the full spectrum of what might be considered as metaphysics. This entry has no external links.
Ajin Mahenthiran rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While Lowe presents his own considered conclusions, he explains how one may disagree, and the book is not didactic. Share your thoughts with other customers. Customers who bought this item also bought.
Nathan Cox rated it it was amazing Jun 04, It focuses on contemporary views and issues throughout, rather than on the history of metaphysics. Rob Elisher rated it liked it Mar 06, loe Sep 01, Pedro Forquesato rated it really liked it. Alfredo Vernazzani rated it liked it Jan 05, Lowe’s book is the best introduction to metaphysics available.
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