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The Resource Metaphysics : a very short introduction, Stephen Mumford

Metaphysics : a very short introduction, Stephen Mumford

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Metaphysics : a very short introduction
Title
Metaphysics
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Mumford
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Metaphysics is one of the traditional four main branches of philosophy, alongside ethics, logic and epistemology. It is also an area that continues to attract and hold a fascination for many people yet it is associated with being complex and abstract. For some it is associated with the mystical or religious. For others it is known through the metaphysical poets who talk of love and spirituality
  • This Very Short Introduction goes right to the heart of the matter, getting to the basic and most important questions of metaphysical thought in order to understand the theory: What are objects? Do colours and shapes have some form of existence? What is it for one thing to cause another rather than just being associated with it? What is possible? Does time pass?
  • By using these questions to initiate thought about the basic issues around substance, properties, changes, causes, possibilities, time, personal identity, nothingness and emergentism, Stephen Mumford provides a clear and simple path through this analytical tradition at the core of philosophical thought."--pub. desc
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An introduction to metaphysics offers questions and answers covering such issues as properties, changes, time, personal identity, nothingness, and consciousness
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10164693
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BTCTA
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Mumford, Stephen
Dewey number
110
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
326
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Metaphysics
Target audience
adult
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a very short introduction
Label
Metaphysics : a very short introduction, Stephen Mumford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What is a table? -- What is a circle? -- Are wholes just sums of parts? -- What is a change? -- What is cause? -- How does time pass? -- What is a person? -- What is possible? -- Is nothing something? -- What is metaphysics?
Control code
ocn780482768
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
113 p.
Isbn
9780199657124
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)780482768
Label
Metaphysics : a very short introduction, Stephen Mumford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What is a table? -- What is a circle? -- Are wholes just sums of parts? -- What is a change? -- What is cause? -- How does time pass? -- What is a person? -- What is possible? -- Is nothing something? -- What is metaphysics?
Control code
ocn780482768
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
113 p.
Isbn
9780199657124
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)780482768

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