Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics: New Edition

New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Edited by Theodore Sider (2005)
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This is an introduction to metaphysics for students and non-philosophers. (Philosophers: it's supposed to be the kind of book you can give to your friends and family, when they ask what you do for a living.) Contents: personal identity, fatalism, time, God, why not nothing?, free will, constitution, universals, necessity and possibility, what is metaphysics? (There is a second edition, which adds chapters on meta-metaphysics and the metaphysics of ethics.)

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Theodore Sider
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University of Rochester

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