A Survey of Metaphysics has 93 ratings and 8 reviews. Christine said: I think I got more out of reading the relevant articles the Stanford Encyclopedia. Buy A Survey of Metaphysics by E. J. Lowe (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A systematic overview of modern metaphysics, A Survey of Metaphysics It adopts the fairly traditional conception of metaphysics as a subject E. J. Lowe.
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I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in metaphysics. The conception of metaphysics underlying the book is the fairly traditional and widely-shared one that metaphysics deals with the deepest questions that can be raised concerning the fundamental structure lowf reality as a whole.
A systematic overview of modern metaphysics, A Survey of Metaphysics covers all of the most important topics in the field. The author’s approach is not narrowly partisan, but n bland neutrality in matters of controversy. Sign in Create an account. Added to PP index Total downloads 18of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Peter rated it liked it Dec 28, Layth Al-Najjar rated it liked it Jul 04, The book is divided into six main sections that address the following themes: To ask other readers questions about A Survey of Metaphysicsplease sign up.
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A Survey of Metaphysics by E.J. Lowe
A Guide and Anthology. Ajin Mahenthiran rated it it was amazing Feb 24, This book is good on identity and change, universals and xurvey, necessity and possibility, space and time, and ok on causation.
It is very easy to read and The chapters are relatively self-contained, but Lowe explains how our conclusions on one subject may bear upon the discussion of another. The book is divided into six main parts, each relatively self-contained, focusing in turn on the following major themes: Thomas Wright rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Classical and Contemporary Approaches. A Contemporary Introduction”, which has slightly different coverage and emphasis.
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It adopts the fairly traditional conception of metaphysics as a subject that deals with the deepest questions that can be raised concerning the fundamental structure of reality as a whole. Faheem Hussain rated it liked it Jul 23, Niklas rated it liked it Feb 21, Julius Uy rated it really liked it Sep 18, May 05, Richard Newton rated it really liked it Shelves: Moffi rated it liked loee Feb 20, The presentation is exemplary.
Lowe’s book is the best introduction to metaphysics available. As it seems with any metaphysics book there is a choice of topics, which does not seem to cover the full spectrum of what might be considered as metaphysics.
A systematic overview of modern metaphysics, A Survey of Metaphysics covers all of the most important topics in the field. Lowe – – Erkenntnis 65 1: Lowe is Professor of Philosophy at University of Durham.
Furthermore, he likes to ignore prominent scientific theories “for the sake of argument” which gets very tired very fast. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Emily rated it it was amazing Feb 18, The book is thus devoted to general metaphysics, though Lowe briefly considers the bearing of some of the theories on topics in special metaphysics, in particular free will and the mind-body problem. In Defence of Aristotelian Metaphysics.
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Return to Book Page. Lowe, one of the UK’s leading metaphysicians, has written a superb introduction to metaphysics. It covers the nature of metaphysics, particulars, universals, modality, causation, and tense, among other topics.
Lowe is the one to read. It focuses on contemporary views and issues throughout, rather than on the history of metaphysics. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.
Manatee rated it really liked it Aug 10, Aug 03, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: Chris Moyer rated it really liked it Dec 31, Poor opinions, and not necessarily well-argued opinions. The book is intended primarily for undergraduate philosophy students who are already familiar with the techniques of analysis and argument, and I think that it would serve as an excellent mehaphysics for undergraduate philosophy courses. Nathan Cox surgey it it was amazing Jun 04, I have read a couple of introductory textbooks on metaphysics, and this one stands up as good.
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