The latest and best research in this core field of philosophy
Covers a very wide spectrum of topics
All papers published here for the first time
"does great work in rejuvenating philosophical debate, bringing to the attention of the wider field work done in debates that are too often in danger of being pursued in separate ivory towers, and indeed, engaging with disciplines beyond philosophy" - Graeme A. Forbes, Analysis Reviews
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 neighbouring 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.
Karen Bennett |a Cornell University |j Series Editors: and Dean Zimmerman |a Rutgers University