Metaphysics: An Introduction combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics
, connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world. Topics covered include:
- Basic logic for metaphysics
- An introduction to ontology
- Abstract objects
- Material objects
- Critiques of metaphysics
- Free will
- Social ontology: the metaphysics of race
This outstanding book not only equips the reader with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of metaphysics but provides a valuable guide to contemporary metaphysics and metaphysicians.
Additional features such as exercises, annotated further reading, a glossary, and a companion website www.routledge.com/cw/ney will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom.