ISBN : 9780198828198
Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers 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 philsophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.
I: Relationism & Substantivalism
1 Jill North: The Structure of Spacetime: A New Approach to the Spacetime Ontology Debate
2 Andrew Bacon: Relative Locations
II: Time and Change
3 Martin Lipman: A Passage Theory of Time
4 Jonathan Simon: Fragmenting the Wave Function
III: Recombination, Relations, and Supervenience
5 Jeffrey Sanford Russell and John Hawthorne: Possible Patterns
6 T. Scott Dixon: Plural Slot Theory
7 Elizabeth Miller: Local Qualities
Part IV: Vagueness
8 Rohan Sud: Vague Naturalness as Ersatz Metaphysical Vagueness
9 Roberto Loss: Against 'Against Against Vague Existence'