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Contemporary readings in the foundations of metaphysics / edited by Cynthia Macdonald and Stephen Laurence.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge, Ma. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.ISBN:
  • 0631201718
  • 0631201726
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 110 21
LOC classification:
  • BD111
Contents:
Introduction: Metaphysics and Ontology / Stephen Laurence and Cynthia Macdonald -- Pt. I. Methodology and Ontological Commitment. 1. The Nature of Metaphysics / Peter van Inwagen. 2. Descriptive and Revisionary Metaphysics / Susan Haack. 3. On What There Is / W. V. O. Quine. 4. Ontological Commitments / William P. Alston. 5. Quantifiers / Susan Haack. 6. Identity and Substitutivity / Richard Cartwright -- Pt. II. Possible Worlds and Possibilia. 7. Possible Worlds and Possibilia / William G. Lycan. 8. Possible Worlds / David Lewis. 9. Possible Worlds / Robert Stalnaker. 10. Ways Worlds Could Be / Peter Forrest -- Pt. III. Universals and Properties. 11. Universals and Properties / George Bealer. 12. On Properties / Hilary Putnam. 13. New Work for a Theory of Universals / David Lewis. 14. Against Structural Universals / David Lewis. 15. A Theory of Structural Universals / John Bigelow and Robert Pargetter -- Pt. IV. Substances. 16. Beyond Substrata and Bundles: A Prolegomenon to a Substance Ontology / Michael J. Loux. 17. Bare Particulars / Edwin B. Allaire. 18. Particulars Re-Clothed / V. C. Chappell. 19. Another Look at Bare Particulars / Edwin B. Allaire. 20. Three Versions of the Bundle Theory / James Van Cleve -- Pt. V. Events. 21. Ontologies of Events / Lawrence Brian Lombard. 22. The Individuation of Events / Donald Davidson. 23. Events as Property Exemplifications / Jaegwon Kim -- Pt. VI. Tropes. 24. Tropes and Other Things / Cynthia Macdonald. 25. The Metaphysic of Abstract Particulars / Keith Campbell. 26. Particulars in Particular Clothing: Three Trope Theories of Substance / Peter Simons -- Pt. VII. Mathematical Objects. 27. Mathematical Objectivity and Mathematical Objects / Hartry Field. 28. Philosophy of Logic / Hilary Putnam. 29. What Numbers Could Not Be / Paul Benacerraf.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Metaphysics and Ontology / Stephen Laurence and Cynthia Macdonald -- Pt. I. Methodology and Ontological Commitment. 1. The Nature of Metaphysics / Peter van Inwagen. 2. Descriptive and Revisionary Metaphysics / Susan Haack. 3. On What There Is / W. V. O. Quine. 4. Ontological Commitments / William P. Alston. 5. Quantifiers / Susan Haack. 6. Identity and Substitutivity / Richard Cartwright -- Pt. II. Possible Worlds and Possibilia. 7. Possible Worlds and Possibilia / William G. Lycan. 8. Possible Worlds / David Lewis. 9. Possible Worlds / Robert Stalnaker. 10. Ways Worlds Could Be / Peter Forrest -- Pt. III. Universals and Properties. 11. Universals and Properties / George Bealer. 12. On Properties / Hilary Putnam. 13. New Work for a Theory of Universals / David Lewis. 14. Against Structural Universals / David Lewis. 15. A Theory of Structural Universals / John Bigelow and Robert Pargetter -- Pt. IV. Substances. 16. Beyond Substrata and Bundles: A Prolegomenon to a Substance Ontology / Michael J. Loux. 17. Bare Particulars / Edwin B. Allaire. 18. Particulars Re-Clothed / V. C. Chappell. 19. Another Look at Bare Particulars / Edwin B. Allaire. 20. Three Versions of the Bundle Theory / James Van Cleve -- Pt. V. Events. 21. Ontologies of Events / Lawrence Brian Lombard. 22. The Individuation of Events / Donald Davidson. 23. Events as Property Exemplifications / Jaegwon Kim -- Pt. VI. Tropes. 24. Tropes and Other Things / Cynthia Macdonald. 25. The Metaphysic of Abstract Particulars / Keith Campbell. 26. Particulars in Particular Clothing: Three Trope Theories of Substance / Peter Simons -- Pt. VII. Mathematical Objects. 27. Mathematical Objectivity and Mathematical Objects / Hartry Field. 28. Philosophy of Logic / Hilary Putnam. 29. What Numbers Could Not Be / Paul Benacerraf.