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  1. Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics.Theodore Sider, John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2007 - Blackwell.
    This anthology introduces advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to today's debates in metaphysics. The book consists of essays by contemporary metaphysicians, and all but one appear here for the first time. For each of nine topics, there are two essays, one "pro-" and one "con-".
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  2. The A‐Theory of Time, The B‐Theory of Time, and ‘Taking Tense Seriously’.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2005 - 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. 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: growing‐block theorists eschew ontological commitment to future entities; presentists, (...)
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  3. Theories of Masses and Problems of Constitution.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (1):53-110.
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  4. Indivisible Parts and Extended Objects: Some Philosophical Episodes From Topology’s Prehistory.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1996 - The Monist 79 (1):148--80.
    Physical boundaries and the earliest topologists. Topology has a relatively short history; but its 19th century roots are embedded in philosophical problems about the nature of extended substances and their boundaries which go back to Zeno and Aristotle. Although it seems that there have always been philosophers interested in these matters, questions about the boundaries of three-dimensional objects were closest to center stage during the later medieval and modern periods. Are the boundaries of an object actually existing, less-than-three-dimensional parts of (...)
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  5. Could Extended Objects Be Made Out of Simple Parts? An Argument for "Atomless Gunk".Dean W. Zimmerman - 1996 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1):1-29.
    Let us say that an extended object is “composed wholly of simples” just in case it is an aggregate of absolutely unextended parts spread throughout an extended region—that is, just in case there is a set S such that: every member is a point-sized part of the object, and for every x, x is part of the object if and only if it has a part in common with some member of S. Could a truly extended substance be composed entirely (...)
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  6. Metaphysics: The Big Questions.Peter van Inwagen & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 1991 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  7. Persistence and Presentism.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1996 - 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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  8. The Compatibility of Materialism and Survival.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1999 - 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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  9. Temporal Parts and Supervenient Causation: The Incompatibility of Two Humean Doctrines.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1998 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (2):265 – 288.
  10. Distinct Indiscernibles and the Bundle Theory.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1997 - Mind 106 (422):305-309.
  11. The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics.Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2003 - 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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    Could Extended Objects Be Made Out of Simple Parts? An Argument for “Atomless Gunk”.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1996 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1):1-29.
    Let us say that an extended object is “composed wholly of simples” just in case it is an aggregate of absolutely unextended parts spread throughout an extended region—that is, just in case there is a set S such that: every member is a point-sized part of the object, and for every x, x is part of the object if and only if it has a part in common with some member of S. Could a truly extended substance be composed entirely (...)
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  13. The Constitution of Persons by Bodies.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2002 - Philosophical Topics 30 (1):295-338.
  14. The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics.Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman - 2004 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (2):375-376.
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    Substance: Its Nature and Existence.Dean W. Zimmerman, Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (1):118.
    This book addresses two basic questions: What is the proper philosophical analysis of the concept of substance? and What kinds of compound substances are there? The second question is mainly addressed by asking what relations among objects are necessary and sufficient for their coming to compose a larger whole. The first 72 pages of the book contain a short history of attempts to answer the first question, and a brief presentation of the analysis the authors defend at length in their (...)
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  16. Material People.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2003 - In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 491-526.
  17. Immanent Causation.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1997 - Philosophical Perspectives 11 (s11):433-471.
  18. Christians Should Affirm Mind-Body Dualism.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2004 - In Michael L. Peterson & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell. pp. 315--326.
     
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    Immanent Causation.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1997 - Noûs 31 (s11):433-471.
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  20. Properties, Minds, and Bodies: An Examination of Sydney Shoemaker’s Metaphysics.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2009 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (3):673-738.
  21. Coincident Objects: Could a ‘Stuff Ontology’ Help?Dean W. Zimmerman - 1997 - Analysis 57 (1):19–27.
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    The Constitution of Persons by Bodies: A Critique of Lynne Rudder Baker’s Theory of Material Constitution.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2002 - Philosophical Topics 30 (1):295-338.
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  23. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.Dean W. Zimmerman (ed.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    ... dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed.
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    Dualism in the Philosophy of Mind.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2006 - In Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd Edition). Macmillan.
  25. Scala and the Spinning Spheres.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2):398 - 405.
    I have argued that contemporary humeans face a trilemma: either give up temporal parts, deny the humean supervenience of causal relations, or deny the possibility of there being a difference between rotating and nonrotating homogeneous spheres. Mark Scala describes an interesting class of seemingly possible objects, spinning and stationary simples; and argues their possibility undermines my argument. I argue that it does not. And I conclude with a more general assessment of the status of objections to humeanism from the possibility (...)
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  26. One Really Big Liquid Sphere: Reply to Lewis.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1999 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (2):213 – 215.
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    Indivisible Parts and Extended Objects: Some Philosophical Episodes From Topology’s Prehistory.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1996 - The Monist 79 (1):148-180.
    Physical boundaries and the earliest topologists. Topology has a relatively short history; but its 19th century roots are embedded in philosophical problems about the nature of extended substances and their boundaries which go back to Zeno and Aristotle. Although it seems that there have always been philosophers interested in these matters, questions about the boundaries of three-dimensional objects were closest to center stage during the later medieval and modern periods. Are the boundaries of an object actually existing, less-than-three-dimensional parts of (...)
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  28. Theology and Tense.Roderick M. Chisholm & Dean W. Zimmerman - 1997 - Noûs 31 (2):262-265.
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    Prologue: Metaphysics After the Twentieth Century.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2004 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 1:9-22.
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  30. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 6.Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2011 - Oxford University 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 series is a much-needed focus for it.
     
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    On the Logic of Intentional Help: Some Metaphysical Questions.Roderick M. Chisholm & Dean W. Zimmerman - 1996 - 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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    Substance: Its Nature and Existence.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (1):118-122.
    This book addresses two basic questions: What is the proper philosophical analysis of the concept of substance? and What kinds of compound substances are there? The second question is mainly addressed by asking what relations among objects are necessary and sufficient for their coming to compose a larger whole. The first 72 pages of the book contain a short history of attempts to answer the first question, and a brief presentation of the analysis the authors defend at length in their (...)
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    The Ontology of Physical Objects: Four-Dimensional Hunks of Matter.Dean W. Zimmerman - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1):220-224.
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  34. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 9.Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a 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 (...)
     
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  35. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 10.Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2017 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a 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 philsophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical (...)
     
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  36. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 11.Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2018 - Oxford University 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 series is a much-needed focus for it.
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  37. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 7.Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2012 - Oxford University 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 series is a much-needed focus for it.
     
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  38. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 8.Karen Bennett & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2013 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a 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 (...)
     
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  39. Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 9.Lara Buchak, Dean W. Zimmerman & Philip Swenson (eds.) - 2019 - Oxford University Press.
    Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century.
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  40. Language and Philosophical Linguistics, 2003.John P. Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman - 2003 - Blackwell.
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  41. Philosophical Perspectives, Language and Philosophical Linguistics.John Hawthorne & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.) - 2003 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Philosophical Perspectives Volume 17, Language and Philosophical Linguistics, contains over 20 articles from leading philosophers of language and linguists.
     
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  42. Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2004 - Malden MA: Blackwell.
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  43. Ethics.Dean W. Zimmerman - 2004 - Wiley.
     
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  44. Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd Edition).Dean W. Zimmerman - 2006 - Macmillan.
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