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Are We Bodies or Souls?: Revised edition


Richard Swinburne

02 February 2023

What makes us human? Richard Swinburne presents new philosophical arguments, supported by modern neuroscience, for the view that we are immaterial souls sustained in existence by our brains.

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Metaphysics: An Introduction to Contemporary Debates and Their History


Anna Marmodoro, Erasmus Mayr

30 May 2019

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Causation: A Very Short Introduction


Stephen Mumford, Rani Lill Anjum

28 November 2013

Very Short Introductions

Without cause and effect, there would be no science or technology, no moral responsibility, and no system of law. Causation is therefore the most fundamental connection in the universe and a core topic of philosophical thought. This Very Short Introduction introduces all of the main theories of causation and its key debates.

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Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction


Stephen Mumford

30 August 2012

Very Short Introductions

In this easy-to-understand introduction, Stephen Mumford explores one of the four main branches of philosophy: metaphysics. Using practical examples to explore the main issues, he presents the ideas in a clear and simple way, helping to clarify and unravel the basic questions of this complex and abstract concept.

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Reality: A Very Short Introduction


Jan Westerhoff

24 November 2011

Very Short Introductions

'What is real?' has been one of the key questions of philosophy since its beginning in antiquity. But it is not just a question that philosophers ask. This Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive science.

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