Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time (Paperback)
  • The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time (Paperback)
zoom

The Possibility of Metaphysics: Substance, Identity, and Time (Paperback)

(author)
£44.49
Paperback 286 Pages / Published: 07/06/2001
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Jonathan Lowe argues that metaphysics should be restored to a central position in philosophy, as the most fundamental form of rational inquiry, whose findings underpin those of all other disciplines. He portrays metaphysics as charting the possibilities of existence, by idetifying the categories of being and the relations of ontological dependency between entities of different categories. He proceeds to set out a unified and original metaphysical system: he defends a substance ontology, according to which the existence of the world s one world in time depends upon the existence of persisting things which retain their identity over time and through processes of qualitative change. And he contends that even necessary beings, such as the abstract objects of mathematics, depend ultimately for their existence upon there being a concrete world of enduring substances. Within his system of metaphysics Lowe seeks to answer many of the deepest and most challenging questions in philosophy.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199244997
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 427 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
Renaissance Nation
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Japonisme
Added to basket
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Own the Room
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wabi Sabi
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.