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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Koons and Pickavance on the Fundamentals of Metaphysics

In 2015, Wiley-Blackwell published Metaphysics: The Fundamentals by Robert C. Koons and Timothy Pickavance. Robert C. Koons is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Paradoxes of Belief and Strategic Rationality (1992), Realism Regained (2000), and co-editor of The Waning of Materialism (2010). Timothy Pickavance is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Talbot Department of Philosophy at Biola University, La Mirada, California. He has published a number of papers on topics relating to metaphysics and epistemology.

From the publisher’s description:
Metaphysics: The Fundamentals presents readers with a systematic, comprehensive introductory overview of modern analytic metaphysics.
  • Presents an accessible, up-to-date and broad-ranging survey of one of the most dynamic and often daunting sub-fields in contemporary philosophy
  • Introduces readers to the seminal works of contemporary and historic philosophers, including Descartes, Leibniz, Russell, David Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, Kit Fine, Peter van Inwagen, John Hawthorne and many others 
  • Explores key questions while identifying important assumptions, axioms, and methodological principles 
  • Addresses topics in ontology, modality, causality, and universals; as well as issues surrounding material composition, persistence, space, and time 

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