Oxford Studies in Metaphysics - Vol. 1

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics - Vol. 1

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics - Vol. 1

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics - Vol. 1

Synopsis

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this new series will be a much-needed focus for it. OSM will offer 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 neighboring fields, such as philosophy 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.

Excerpt

Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is dedicated to the timely publication of new work in metaphysics, broadly construed. the subject is taken to include not only perennially central topics (e.g. modality, ontology, and mereology; metaphysical theories of causation, laws of nature, persistence through time, and time itself; and realism and anti-realism in the many senses of these terms); but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions that emerge within other subfields, such as philosophy of mind (e.g. questions about supervenience and materialism, the nature of qualia, mental causation), philosophy of science (e.g. the metaphysical implications of relativity and quantum physics, the ontology of biological species), and philosophy of religion (e.g. theories of universals, causation, or modality that incorporate theological assumptions; examination of the metaphysics of theism, such as the doctrine of divine simplicity or the Molinist’s “counterfactuals of freedom”). in addition to independent essays, volumes will often contain critical discussion of a recent book, or a symposium in which participants respond to one another’s criticisms and questions. Future volumes will include essays by winners of the Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Younger Scholar Prize, described within.

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