By Elizabeth Barnes

This publication showcases more than a few perspectives on issues on the leading edge of present controversies within the box of metaphysics. it is going to supply readers a diverse and alive creation to the sector, and canopy such key matters as: modality, fundamentality, composition, the object/property contrast, and indeterminacy. The participants contain the most vital philosophers at present writing on those concerns. The questions and philosophers are:

  • Are there any participants on the basic point? / (1) Shamik Dasgupta (2) Jason Turner

  • Is there an target distinction among crucial and unintended homes? / (1) Meghan Sullivan (2) Kris McDaniel and Steve Steward

  • Are there any worldly states of affairs? / (1) Daniel Nolan (2) Joseph Melia

  • Are there any intermediate states of affairs? / (1) Jessica Wilson (2) Elizabeth Barnes and Ross Cameron

  • Do traditional items exist? / (1) Trenton Merricks (2) Helen Beebee

Editor Elizabeth Barnes courses readers via those controversies (all released right here for the 1st time), with an artificial advent and succinct abstracts of every debate.

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