RIDDLES OF EXISTENCE: A GUIDED TOUR OF METAPHYSICS

RIDDLES OF EXISTENCE: A GUIDED TOUR OF METAPHYSICS

By: Conee, Earl

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The riddles of metaphysics are the deepest and most puzzling questions we c an ponder. What are the basic ingredients of reality? What is their ultimat e nature? Could reality have been different? And where do human beings fit into reality? Indeed, why does reality contain anything at all? Riddles of Existence is the first book ever to make metaphysics genuinely a ccessible and fun. Its lively, informal style brings these questions to lif e and shows how stimulating it can be to think about them. Earl Conee and T heodore Sider offer a lucid discussion of the major topics in metaphysics. What makes me the same person I was as a child? Is everything fated to be e xactly as it is? Does time flow? How fast does it flow, and can one travel back in time, against the current? Does God exist? Why is there anything at all rather than nothing? If our actions are caused by things science can p redict and control, how can we have free will? The authors approach these t opics in an open-minded and undogmatic manner, giving readers a full sense of the issues involved. They don't try to convince us of their point of vie w. Instead, they hope that, by reading this book, we will come to appreciat e the importance of such problems and develop reasoned opinions of your own . Riddles of Existence shows that philosophy can be exciting and important, and understandable by anyone. No philosophical background is required to enjoy this book: anyone who has thought about life's most profound questions will find ple.

Title: RIDDLES OF EXISTENCE: A GUIDED TOUR OF METAPHYSICS

Author Name: Conee, Earl

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2005

ISBN Number: 0199282269

ISBN Number 13: 9780199282265

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044878