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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Refresh and try again. At the end of each chapter you will a helpful list of suggestions for further reading mostly by contemporary philosophers. How fast does it flow, and can one travel back in time, against the current?

Conee and Sider provide a solid overview of the main topics of metaphysics: Lynd Forguson – – Teaching Philosophy 14 4: The riddles of metaphysics are the deepest and most puzzling questions we can ponder. Return to Book Page. There is also what to my mind is an original formulation and treatment of the ontological argument, and the book may be of interest to more advanced readers.


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Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics

Tomasz Bigaj – Anselm’s devilishly clever proof of the existence of God, are presented clearly and understandably. The chapters can be read and re-read in any order and thought about for a lifetime.

Helpful if you want a decent grounding in metaphysics, but it can be quite confusing at times if you’re really not in a serene atmosphere. The prose is clear, engaging, and any steps in its arguments are logical, sensible, and clearly labelled labels aren’t always used and aren’t rocket science, but help with recall; if you have trouble figuring out that “P2” can stand for “phase 2” then you might end up a little befuddled here and there.

Possibility and Necessity Conee became much too technical at times, and his phrasing of things could have been more clear. A decent introduction, although it does have an unfortunate tendency to be a little unclear in its terminology and how that relates to the surrounding literature.

As with this subject matter, there is the necessary depth to the subject-matter here that philosop Ever wondered why there is something, instead of nothing? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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The Emergent Multiverse David Wallace. Books by Earl Conee. Preview — Riddles of Existence by Earl Conee. Metaphysics Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy. Riddles of Existence is the first book ever to make metaphysics genuinely accessible and fun.

Many ad hoc judgements “obviously, this is wrong”, or “obviously, that is right” seem to be intuitively driven, not logically derived. Read more Read less.

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