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This textbook is both an introduction and a reader in metaphysics, combining original discussion with selections from primary sources. It aims to show that important social, political and moral concerns involve metaphysical questions.
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Release Date Oct 15, 1998
ISBN 1557867291 ISBN13 9781557867292
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More About Geirsson & Losonsky M.
Heimir Geirsson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Iowa State University. He is the co-editor, with Michael Losonsky, of Readings in Language and Mind (Blackwell Publishers, 1996) and has published on philosophy of language and mind, metaphysics, and epistemology in Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Erkenntnis, and Journal of Philosophical Research.
Michael Losonsky is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. He is the co-editor, with Heimir Geirsson, of Readings in Language and Mind (Blackwell Publishers, 1996). He has published on contemporary metaphysics in American Philosophical Quarterly, Minds and Machines, Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies, and Philosophy, amongst others. He has also published on metaphysics in the history of modern philosophy in British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, and Pragmatics and Cognition, among others.
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Metaphysics made easier or explained very well. May 30, 2000
For the reader who is not a philosopher and who has hitherto not made Aristotle's acquaintance may do well to by-pass temporarily the metaphysics. It is easier to understand him talking of the usefulness of organs in animal bodies, or of the differences between a brave man and a reckless one, or of the causes of revolution in states, or of the structure of a good play, than discoursing on the causes and nature of the universe being and existence as such. However, this book makes it easier for somebody coming to metaphysics for the first time. Nevertheless I personally would recommend reading some of Aristotle's work first before going into metaphysics. This book takes the reader through step by step as any good instructor should. I recommend this book to anyone who would consider reading or coming to metaphysics for the first time. I wouldn't be surprised to see this book at any university.