Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics

1602024Now in its second edition, Riddles of Existence is the first book to make metaphysics genuinely accessible and fun. Its lively, informal style brings metaphysical questions to life and shows how stimulating it can be to think about them.

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?

Why is there anything at all rather than nothing? If our actions are caused by things science can predict and control, how can we have free will?

The authors approach these topics in an open-minded and non-dogmatic manner, giving students a full sense of the issues involved.

Riddles of Existence” covers central problems in general metaphysics and in special metaphysics. These include the nature of personal identity, free will, fatalism, the existence of God, material constitution, universals and modality.

Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics 2nd Edition
Earl Conee (Author), Theodore Sider (Author)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (February 4, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0198724047
ISBN-13: 978-0198724049

About the Author

Earl Conee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester. Theodore Sider is Professor of Philosophy at New York University.

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