Skip to content

Your Cart


You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics

Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics

$35.99 (P)

Part of Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements

Kit Fine, Peter Simons, E. J. Lowe, Scott A. Shalkowski, D. H. Mellor, J. Robert G. Williams, Ross P. Cameron, Theodore Sider, Penelope Mackie, David Liggins, Katherine Hawley
View all contributors
  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521735445

$ 35.99 (P)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • What is it for an object to persist through time? Do things have essences? What is the relation between an object and its parts? Are objects more real than their parts, or vice versa? Could there be spatio-temporally coincident objects? Do we need an ontology of truth-makers? These interrelated questions reflect the central concerns of contemporary metaphysics, which in recent years has seen an intensification of interest in ontological issues. They are the focus of the essays collected in this volume, which arose from the Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics conference held at the University of Leeds in September, 2006.

    • Features contributions from leading figures in metaphysical philosophy
    • Provides a snapshot of some of the liveliest debates in metaphysical philosophy today, with a special focus on the recent intensification of interest in ontological issues
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521735445
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 13 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    1. In defence of three-dimensionalism Kit Fine
    2. Modes of extension: comments on Kit Fine's 'In defence of three-dimensionalism' Peter Simons
    3. Two notions of being: entity and essence E. J. Lowe
    4. Essence and being Scott A. Shalkowski
    5. Micro-composition D. H. Mellor
    6. Working parts: reply to Mellor J. Robert G. Williams
    7. Truthmakers, realism and ontology Ross P. Cameron
    8. Monism and statespace structure Theodore Sider
    9. Coincidence and identity Penelope Mackie
    10. Nihilism without self-contradiction David Liggins
    11. Persistence and determination Katherine Hawley.

  • Editor

    Robin Le Poidevin, University of Cambridge


    Kit Fine, Peter Simons, E. J. Lowe, Scott A. Shalkowski, D. H. Mellor, J. Robert G. Williams, Ross P. Cameron, Theodore Sider, Penelope Mackie, David Liggins, Katherine Hawley

Read a free extract

related journals

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.