Ontology, identity, and modality: essays in metaphysics
Includes bibliographical references and index. Pt. I. Ontology. 1. Meta-ontology. 2. Why I don't understand substitutional quantification. 3. Creatures of fiction. 4. Why is there anything at all? -- Pt. II. Identity. 5. The doctrine of arbitrary undetached parts. 6. Composition as identity. 7. Four-dimensional objects. 8. Temporal parts and identity across time. 9. Materialism and the psychological-continuity account of personal identity -- Pt. III. Modality. 10. Indexicality and actuality. 11. Plantinga on trans-world identity. 12. Two concepts of possible worlds. 13. Modal epistemology.
- LCC: B945
- Dewey Decimal: 110
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: ix, 261 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk.)9521795486
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