Metaphysics: The Basics
By Michael Rea
Routledge – 2014 – 320 pages
Series: The Basics
Metaphysics: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the philosophical study of the world and universe in which we live. Concerned with questions about reality, existence, time, identity and change, metaphysics has long fascinated people but to the uninitiated some of the issues and problems can appear very complex. In this lively and lucid book, Michael Rea examines and explains the core questions in the study of metaphysics such as:
The book will also consider objections against the entire enterprise so that readers are provided with a full introduction to the debates both within and about metaphysics.
1. Introduction 2. On What There Is 3. Time and Time Travel 4. Change and Identity 5. Freedom 6. Worlds and Worldmaking