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  1. Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2012). Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 7. OUP Oxford.
    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this series is a much-needed focus for it.
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  2. Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2011). Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 6. OUP Oxford.
    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond (...)
     
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  3. Dean W. Zimmerman (2009). Properties, Minds, and Bodies: An Examination of Sydney Shoemaker's Metaphysics. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (3):673-738.
  4. Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2008). Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics. Blackwell Pub..
    In a series of thought-provoking and original essays, eighteen leading philosophers engage in head-to-head debates of nine of the most cutting edge topics in contemporary metaphysics. Explores the fundamental questions in contemporary metaphysics in a series of eighteen original essays - 16 of which are newly commissioned for this volume Features an introductory essay by the editors on the nature of metaphysics to prepare the reader for ongoing discussions Offers readers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engage in head-to-head (...)
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  5. Peter Van Inwagen & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2008). Metaphysics: The Big Questions. Blackwell Pub..
    This extensively revised and expanded edition of van Inwagen and Zimmerman’s popular collection of readings in metaphysics now features twenty-two additional selections, new sections on existence and reality, and an updated editorial commentary. Collects classic and contemporary readings in metaphysics Answers some of the most puzzling questions about our world and our place in it Covers an unparalleled range of topics Now includes a new section on existence and reality, expanded discussions on many classic issues, and an updated editorial commentary.
     
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  6. Dean W. Zimmerman (ed.) (2008). Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
    ... dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed.
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  7. Peter Van Inwagen & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2007). Persons: Human and Divine. Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press ;.
    The nature of persons is a perennial topic of debate in philosophy, currently enjoying something of a revival. In this volume for the first time metaphysical debates about the nature of human persons are brought together with related debates in philosophy of religion and theology. Fifteen specially written essays explore idealist, dualist, and materialist views of persons, discuss specifically Christian conceptions of the value of embodiment, and address four central topics in philosophical theology: incarnation, resurrection, original sin, and the trinity.
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  8. Dean W. Zimmerman (2006). Dualism in the Philosophy of Mind. In Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd Edition). Macmillan.
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  9. Dean W. Zimmerman (2006). Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd Edition). Macmillan.
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  10. Dean W. Zimmerman (ed.) (2006). Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 2. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
    Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this new series is a much-needed focus for it. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. (...)
     
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  11. Dean W. Zimmerman (2005). The A-Theory of Time, the B-Theory of Time, and 'Taking Tense Seriously'. Dialectica 59 (4):401–457.
    The paper has two parts: First, I describe a relatively popular thesis in the philosophy of propositional attitudes, worthy of the name “taking tense seriously”; and I distinguish it from a family of views in the metaphysics of time, namely, the A-theories (or what are sometimes called “tensed theories of time”). Once the distinction is in focus, a skeptical worry arises. Some A-theorists maintain that the difference between past, present, and future, is to be drawn in terms of what exists: (...)
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  12. John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2004). Philosophical Perspectives, Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  13. Dean W. Zimmerman (2004). Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing.
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  14. Dean W. Zimmerman (2004). Christians Should Affirm Mind-Body Dualism. In Michael L. Peterson & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell Pub.. 315--326.
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  15. Dean W. Zimmerman (2004). Prologue: Metaphysics After the Twentieth Century. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 1:9-22.
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  16. Dean W. Zimmerman (2004). Should a Christian Be a Mind-Body Dualist?: Christians Should Affirm Mind-Body Dualism. In Michael L. Peterson & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Malden MA: Blackwell Publishing.
     
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  17. John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2003). Philosophical Perspectives, Language and Philosophical Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  18. Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) (2003). The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
    The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics offers the most authoritative and compelling guide to this diverse and fertile field of philosophy. Twenty-four of the world's most distinguished specialists provide brand-new essays about 'what there is': what kinds of things there are, and what relations hold among entities falling under various categories. They give the latest word on such topics as identity, modality, time, causation, persons and minds, freedom, and vagueness. The Handbook's unrivaled breadth and depth make it the definitive reference work (...)
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  19. Dean W. Zimmerman (2003). Material People. In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 491-526.
     
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  20. Dean W. Zimmerman (2002). Scala and the Spinning Spheres. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2):398-405.
  21. Dean W. Zimmerman (2002). The Constitution of Persons by Bodies. Philosophical Topics 30 (1):295-338.
  22. Dean W. Zimmerman (1999). One Really Big Liquid Sphere: Reply to Lewis. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (2):213 – 215.
  23. Dean W. Zimmerman (1999). Substance. Philosophical Review 108 (1):118-122.
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  24. Dean W. Zimmerman (1999). The Compatibility of Materialism and Survival. Faith and Philosophy 16 (2):194-212.
    It is not easy to be a materialist and yet believe that there is a way for human beings to survive death. Peter van Inwagen identifies the central obstacle the materialist faces: Namely, the need to posit appropriate “immanent-causal” connections between my body as it is at death and some living body elsewhere or elsewhen. I offer a proposal, consistent with van Inwagen’s own materialist metaphysics, for making materialism compatible with the possibility of survival.
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  25. Dean W. Zimmerman (1998). Criteria of Identity and the 'Identity Mystics'. Erkenntnis 48 (2/3):281 - 301.
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  26. Dean W. Zimmerman (1998). Temporal Parts and Supervenient Causation: The Incompatibility of Two Humean Doctrines. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (2):265 – 288.
  27. Roderick M. Chisholm & Dean W. Zimmerman (1997). Theology and Tense. Noûs 31 (2):262-265.
  28. Dean W. Zimmerman (1997). Coincident Objects: Could a ‘Stuff Ontology’ Help? Analysis 57 (1):19–27.
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  29. Dean W. Zimmerman (1997). Distinct Indiscernibles and the Bundle Theory. Mind 106 (422):305-309.
  30. Dean W. Zimmerman (1997). Immanent Causation. Philosophical Perspectives 11 (s11):433-471.
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  31. Dean W. Zimmerman (1996). Could Extended Objects Be Made Out of Simple Parts? An Argument for "Atomless Gunk&Quot;. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1):1-29.
  32. Dean W. Zimmerman (1996). Indivisible Parts and Extended Objects. The Monist 79 (1):148--80.
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  33. Dean W. Zimmerman (1996). On the Logic of Intentional Help. Faith and Philosophy 13 (3):402-404.
    In this note, we explore certain aspects of “the logic of helping”; offer an account of the metaphysics of helping God; and suggest a way in which God’s help differs from human help.
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  34. Dean W. Zimmerman (1996). Persistence and Presentism. Philosophical Papers 25 (2):115-126.
    The ‘friends of temporal parts’ and their opponents disagree about how things persist through time. The former, who hold what is sometimes called a ‘4D’ theory of persistence, typically claim that all objects that last for any period of time are spread out through time in the same way that spatially extended objects are spread out through space — a different part for each region that the object fills. David Lewis calls this manner of persisting ‘perdurance’. The opposing, ‘3D’ theory (...)
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  35. Dean W. Zimmerman (1995). Theories of Masses and Problems of Constitution. Philosophical Review 104 (1):53-110.
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  36. Dean W. Zimmerman (1993). The Ontology of Physical Objects. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):220-224.
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