Buy Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics by Earl Conee, Theodore Sider (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK delivery. This is an introduction to metaphysics for students and non-philosophers. ( Philosophers: it’s supposed to be the kind of book you can give to your friends and. Jana said: Conee and Sider provide a solid overview of the main topics of Riddles of Existence is the first book ever to make metaphysics genuinely accessible . Professors Earl Conee & Theodore Sider, each writing alternating chapters.
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Its lively, informal style brings these questions to life and shows how stimulating it can be to think about them. Please try again later. Get to Know Us. Conee and Feldman defend their own positions, and I often disagree with them, but I do not think that they are didactic; they usually treat alternative positions sympathetically and recommend further reading for each chapter.
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Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics
There is No Special Problem with Metaphysics. Paul rated it liked it Mar 17, If our actions are caused by things science can predict and control, how can we have free will? Or what part of you is actually ‘you’? Sider like to ridddles with a common-sense, real-life question–Why is the person in my baby picture the same as the person I see in the mirror today? Earl Conee and Theodore Sider offer a lucid discussion of the major topics in metaphysics. If our actions are caused by things science can predict and control, theodoe can we have free will?
But while accessible to a wide audience, it isn’t a “dumbed-down” approach to philosophy. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Jan 19, sheena rated it liked it Shelves: Mereology and Theodors Shieva Kleinschmidt. If our actions are caused by things science can predict and control, how can we have free will?
These include the nature of personal identity, free will, fatalism, the existence of God, material constitution, universals and modality. Depending on mileage, the lack of conclusive answers will either frustrate or delight readers.
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Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics by Earl Conee
I finished the book out by virtue that I don’t believe in not finishing books. Authors C and S did a good job explaining some pretty difficult concepts in straightforward, colloquial language particularly in the section on Freedom thwodore Determinism. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Earl Conee and Theodore Sider offer a lucid discussion of the major topics in metaphysics.
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