Table of contents for Metaphysics : the big questions / edited by Peter van Inwagen and Dean W. Zimmerman.

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Preface to Second Edition
List of Sources
Introduction: What is Metaphysics?
Part I	What Are the Most General Features of the World?
	Introduction 
A	What is Existence?
	Introduction
1	Holes
	DAVID LEWIS AND STEPHANIE LEWIS
2	On What There Is
	W. V. O. QUINE
3	Beyond Being and Nonbeing
	RODERICK. M. CHISHOLM
B	What is the Relationship between an Individual and its Characteristics?
	Introduction
4	Universals: an Excerpt from The Problems of Philosophy
	BERTRAND RUSSELL
5	Universals as Attributes: an Excerpt from Universals: an Opinionated Introduction
	DAVID M. ARMSTRONG
6	Universals and Resemblances: Chapter 1 of Thinking and Experience
	H. H. PRICE
7	The Elements of Being
	D. C. WILLIAMS
8	The Identity of Indiscernibles
	MAX BLACK
9	Distinct Indiscernibles and the Bundle Theory
	DEAN W. ZIMMERMAN
C	What is Time? What is Space?
	Introduction
10	Time: an Excerpt from The Nature of Existence
	J. MCT. E. MCTAGGART
11	McTaggart?s Arguments against the Reality of Time: an Excerpt from Examination of McTaggart?s Philosophy
	C. D. BROAD
12	The Notion of the Present
	A. N. PRIOR
13	Changes in Events and Changes in Things
	ARTHUR N. PRIOR
14	The General Problem of Time and Change: an Excerpt from Scientific Thought
	C. D. BROAD
15	The Myth of Passage
	D. C. WILLIAMS
16	Some Free Thinking about Time
	A. N. PRIOR
17	The Fourth Dimension: an Excerpt from The Ambidextrous Universe
	MARTIN GARDNER
18	Incongruent Counterparts and Higher Dimensions
	JAMES VAN CLEVE
19	The Traditional Conception of Space, and the Principle of Extensive Abstraction: an Excerpt from Scientific Thought
	C. D. BROAD
20	Achilles and the Tortoise
	MAX BLACK
21	A Contemporary Look at Zeno?s Paradoxes: an Excerpt from Space, Time, and Motion
	WESLEY C. SALMON
22	Grasping the Infinite
	JOS¿ A. BENARDETE
23	The Paradoxes of Time Travel
	DAVID LEWIS
D	How do Things Persist through Changes of Parts and Properties?
	Introduction
24	Of Confused Subjects Which Are Equivalent to Two Subjects: an Excerpt from The Port-Royal Logic
	ANTOINE ARNAULD AND PIERRE NICOLE
25	The Paradox of Increase
	ERIC T. OLSON
26	Identity, Ostension, and Hypostasis
	W. V. O. QUINE
27	In Defense of Stages: Postscript B to ?Survival and Identity?
	DAVID LEWIS
28	The Problem of Temporary Intrinsics: an Excerpt from On the Plurality of Worlds
	DAVID LEWIS
29	Temporary Intrinsics and Presentism
	DEAN W. ZIMMERMAN
E	How do Causes Bring about their Effects?
	Introduction
30	Constant Conjunction: an Excerpt from A Treatise of Human Nature
	DAVID HUME
31	Efficient Cause and Active Power: an Excerpt from Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind
	THOMAS REID
32	Psychological and Physical Causal Laws: an Excerpt from The Analysis of Mind
	BERTRAND RUSSELL
33	Causality: an Excerpt from A Modern Introduction to Logic
	L. SUSAN STEBBING
34	Causality and Determination
	G. E. M. ANSCOMBE
Part II	What is Our Place in the World? 
	Introduction 
A	How Are Mind and Body Related?
	Introduction
35	Which Physical Thing Am I?: an Excerpt from ?Is There a Mind?Body Problem??
	RODERICK M. CHISHOLM
36	Personal Identity: a Materialist Account 
	SYDNEY SHOEMAKER 
37	An Argument for Animalism
	ERIC T. OLSON
38	Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons
	DEREK PARFIT
39	Personal Identity: the Dualist Theory
	RICHARD SWINBURNE
40	The Causal Theory of Mind
	DAVID M. ARMSTRONG
41	The Puzzle of Conscious Experience
	DAVID J. CHALMERS
42	Neutral Monism: an Excerpt from Philosophy
	BERTRAND RUSSELL
B	Is it Possible for Us to Act Freely?
	Introduction
43	We Are Never Free: an Excerpt from The System of Nature
	PAUL-HENRI DIETRICH, BARON D?HOLBACH
44	Free Will as Involving Determination and Inconceivable without It
	R. E. HOBART
45	Freedom, Causation, and Preexistence: an Excerpt from Problems of Mind and Matter		
	JOHN WISDOM
46	Human Freedom and the Self 
	RODERICK M. CHISHOLM
47	The Consequence Argument
	PETER VAN INWAGEN
48	The Mystery of Metaphysical Freedom
	PETER VAN INWAGEN
49	The Agent as Cause
	TIMOTHY O?CONNOR 
50	Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
	HARRY G. FRANKFURT
51	Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person
	HARRY G. FRANKFURT
Part III	Are There Many Worlds?
	Introduction 
A	Are There Worlds Other than the Actual World?
	Introduction
52	Modal Realism at Work: an Excerpt From On the Plurality of Worlds
	DAVID K. LEWIS
53	Counterparts of Persons and Their Bodies
	DAVID K. LEWIS
54	Identity and Necessity
	SAUL KRIPKE
B	Is There More than One Actual World?
	Introduction
55	After Metaphysics, What?
	HILARY PUTNAM
56	Truth and Convention
	HILARY PUTNAM
57	Nonabsolute Existence and Conceptual Relativity: an Excerpt from ?Putnam?s Pragmatic Realism?
	ERNEST SOSA
58	Addendum to ?Nonabsolute Existence and Conceptual Relativity?: Objections and Replies
	ERNEST SOSA
Part IV	Why is There a World?
	Introduction 
59	The Problem of Being: Chapter 3 of Some Problems of Philosophy
	WILLIAM JAMES
60	Why Anything? Why This?
	DEREK PARFIT
61	Response to Derek Parfit
	RICHARD SWINBURNE
62	The Cosmological Argument: an Excerpt from A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God
	SAMUEL CLARKE
63	The Cosmological Argument and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
	WILLIAM L. ROWE
64	The Ontological Argument: Chapters II?IV of the Proslogion
	ST ANSELM
65	Anselm?s Ontological Arguments
	NORMAN MALCOLM

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Metaphysics.