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Metaphysics

Author: Peter Van Inwagen
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This core text introducing readers to the field of metaphysics is now revised and updated with a new chapter on being.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Van Inwagen, Peter.
Metaphysics.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)181827358
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Van Inwagen
ISBN: 9780786744893 0786744898 9780813343563 0813343569
OCLC Number: 311683638
Notes: "A Member of the Perseus Books Group."
Description: 1 online resource (x, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface to the Third Edition ix; 1 Introduction 1; PART ONE: THE WAY THE WORLD IS 23; INTRODUCTION 23; 2 Individuality 27; 3 Externality 53; 4 Temporality 71; 5 Objectivity 93; PART TWO: WHY THE WORLD IS 109; INTRODUCTION 109; 6 Necessary Being: The Ontological Argument 115; 7 Necessary Being: The Cosmological Argument 145; PART THREE: THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD 169; INTRODUCTION 169; 8 What Rational Beings Are There? 175; 9 The Place of Rational Beings in the World: Design and Purpose 187; 10 The Nature of Rational Beings: Dualism and Physicalism 209.
Responsibility: Peter van Inwagen.

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