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Guide on how to find books and articles on Metaphysics, as well as core readings and current metaphysics journals
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Historical Dictionary of Metaphysics - Joshua Hoffman; B. Hoffmann; Gary S. Rosenkrantz
ISBN: 9780810859500
Publication Date: 2010
Metaphysics is what Aristotle described as 'the First Philosophy' or 'first science,' a comprehensive inquiry into the ultimate nature of reality. As such, metaphysics consists of a systematic study of the more general categories of being and of the more general ways of relating entities. The Historical Dictionary of Metaphysics focuses on metaphysics in Western philosophy, the metaphysical tradition that developed under the influence of Greek philosophy, and especially Plato and Aristotle.
AVAILABLE AS AN eBOOK ONLY.

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A Companion to Metaphysics - Jaegwon Kim (Editor); Ernest Sosa (Editor); Graeme Forbes (Contribution by); Elliott Sober (Contribution by)
Call Number: BD 111 .C626 1995
ISBN: 9780631199991
Publication Date: 1996
A Companion to Metaphysics provides a survey of the whole of metaphysics and includes articles by many of the most distinguished scholars in the field.

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Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion - Thomas Hibbs
Call Number: B 765 .T54 H45 2007
ISBN: 9780253348814
Publication Date: 2007
originate from virtue, Hibbs postulates how epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and theology combine into a set of contemporary philosophical practices that remain open to metaphysics. This book offers readers a new appreciation of Aquinas and articulates a metaphysics integrally related to ethical practice.

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Riddles of Existence - Earl Conee; Theodore Sider
ISBN: 9780199215188
Publication Date: 2007
Riddles of Existenceis the first book ever to make metaphysics genuinely accessible and fun. Earl Conee and Theodore Sider offer a lucid discussion of the major topics in metaphysics. What makes me the same person I was as a child? Is everything fated to be exactly as it is? Does time flow? How fast does it flow, and can one travel back in time, against the current? Does God exist? The authors approach these topics in an open-minded and undogmatic manner, giving readers a full sense of the issues involved. AVAILABLE AS AN eBOOK ONLY

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Metaphysics - Michael J. Loux
ISBN: 0415261066
Publication Date: 2001
Topics addressed include: *The problem of universals *The nature of abstract entities *The problem of individuation *The nature of modality *Idenity through time *The nature of time *The Realism/anti-Realism debate (new chapter).

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