Metaphysics: The Big Questions

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Peter van Inwagen, Dean W. Zimmerman
Wiley, Nov 17, 1998 - Philosophy - 512 pages
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This volume provides a vital student resource: a collection of the essential classic and contemporary readings in metaphysics.

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useful probably for an undergraduate course. attempts to lay down some of the standard ontological concepts with some rigor--though it is a fairly short text, and, as I recall it, is trying to present summations of the major debates in orderly fashion. Read full review

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Peter van Inwagen is John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of God, Knowledge, and Mystery: Essays in Philosophical Theology (1995), Metaphysics (1993), Material Beings (1990), and An Essay on Free Will (1983).

Dean Zimmerman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He has published articles on metaphysics in The American Philosophical Quarterly, Analysis, The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Mind, The Monist, Nous, The Philosophical Review, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and other journals and collections.

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