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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 8

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 eighth volume in the series. It contains essays by Cian Dorr and John Hawthorne, Maya Eddon, ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, naturalness, properties, absolutism, modality, ontology, mereology, presentism

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199682904
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Bennett, editor
Cornell University

Dean W. Zimmerman, editor
Rutgers University

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Finding the Fundamental

1. Naturalness

Cian Dorr and John Hawthorne

Ontological Commitments: Worlds and Slots

5. Slots in Universals

Cody Gilmore


6. Against Parthood

Theodore Sider

The A-Theory of Time

9. Living on the Brink, or Welcome Back, Growing Block!

Fabrice Correia and Sven Rosenkranz

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