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Sorozat: Very Short Introductions
Begins with a series of simple quesions as a practical task to introduce the concepts before the theory
Provides an insight into the concepts of metaphysics in a simple and clear way, working through the basic practical problems
Explains an abstract, yet central philosophical branch of philosophy, without technical language
Written in the form of ten essays that convey the main issues and why they are important
Helps outline some of the key metaphysical ideas - substance, properties, changes, causes, time, and personal identity
Explains how metaphysics is understood and practised in philosophical thought
Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide
Metaphysics is one of the traditional four main branches of philosophy, alongside ethics, logic and epistemology. It is also an area that continues to attract and hold a fascination for many people yet it is associated with being complex and abstract. For some it is associated with the mystical or religious. For others it is known through the metaphysical poets who talk of love and spirituality.
This Very Short Introduction goes right to the heart of the matter, getting to the basic and most important questions of metaphysical thought in order to understand the theory: What are objects? Do colours and shapes have some form of existence? What is it for one thing to cause another rather than just being associated with it? What is possible? Does time pass?
By using these questions to initiate thought about the basic issues around substance, properties, changes, causes, possibilities, time, personal identity, nothingness and emergentism, Stephen Mumford provides a clear and simple path through this analytical tradition at the core of philosophical thought.