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Published: 08 September 2012

144 Pages | c. 10 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199657124

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Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Mumford

Very Short Introductions

  • Begins with a series of simple quesions as a practical task to introduce the concepts before the theory
  • Provides insight into the concepts of metaphysics in a simple and clear way, working through the basic practical problems
  • Explains an abstract, yet central philosophical branch of philosophy, without technical language
  • Written in the form of ten essays that convey the main issues and why they are important
  • Helps outline some of the key metaphysical ideas - substance, properties, changes, causes, time, and personal identity
  • Explains how metaphysics is understood and practised in philosophical thought
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide