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Metaphysics: The Basics

By Michael Rea

Routledge – 2014 – 216 pages

Series: The Basics

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Description

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:

  • Is time travel possible?
  • Are human beings free?
  • Is there just one world or many worlds?

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.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. On What There Is 3. Time and Time Travel 4. Change and Identity 5. Freedom 6. Worlds and Worldmaking

Name: Metaphysics: The Basics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael Rea. 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...
Categories: Introductory Philosophy, Metaphysics