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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman


Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed. These volumes provide a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. They offer 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. This book is the seventh volume in the series. Topics covered include counterpart theory, the idea of absolute generality, ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, counterpart theory, modality, absolute generality, mereology, humean supervenience, dispositions, contingency, coincident objects, open future, presentism, laws, identity

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659081
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Bennett, editor
Cornell University

Dean W. Zimmerman, editor
Rutgers University

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Part I Relative Sameness

II Absolute Generality

III Humeanism and Laws of Nature

IV Contingent Objects and Coincident Objects

7. Relativized Metaphysical Modality*

Adam Murray and Jessica Wilson †

V The Open Future

9. The Real Truth about the Unreal Future*

Rachael Briggs and Graeme A. Forbes

10. Presentism and Distributional Properties*

Jonathan Tallant and David Ingram

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