Buy Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics by Earl Conee, Theodore Sider (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK delivery. This is an introduction to metaphysics for students and non-philosophers. ( Philosophers: it’s supposed to be the kind of book you can give to your friends and. Jana said: Conee and Sider provide a solid overview of the main topics of Riddles of Existence is the first book ever to make metaphysics genuinely accessible . Professors Earl Conee & Theodore Sider, each writing alternating chapters.
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If our actions are caused by things science can predict and control, how can we have free will? Why is there anything at all rather than nothing?
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The chapters can be read and re-read in any order and thought about for a lifetime. This is my second read, and I found the essays more helpful than I did previously. The riddles of metaphysics are the deepest and most puzzling questions we can ponder.
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Do humans have free will? Is everything fated to be exactly as it is? Time and Time Again: The riddles of metaphysics are the deepest and most puzzling questions we can ponder. I thoroughly enjoyed it because it highlights just how strange existence and reality can be, and gives a good overview of the tools and language we have for trying and failing to pin them down into a satisfying system.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is a tough read for the lay person, but it is an excellent book. Aug 09, DJ Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: How fast does it flow, and can one travel existencs in time, against the current? I didn’t read too much of it but I think what little I recall was good Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Nov 21, Jonathan added it Shelves: The Chicago University Press.
Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics
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Ever wondered why there is something, instead of nothing? Depending on mileage, the lack of conclusive answers will either frustrate or delight readers. Schiller – – Freeport, N. Oxford University Press The Social Science Jargon Buster: The examples are supposed to give relevance to the big questions but they very riddlex get out of hand and too far away from the aider argumentation.
Many ad hoc judgements “obviously, this is wrong”, or “obviously, that is right” seem to be intuitively driven, not logically derived. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
Riddles of Existence: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics by Earl Conee
Honestly, this book would probably make a nice pleasure read; just please, no one go making a career out of it. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s tiddles server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.
From personal identity to time to “why not nothing? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Sixer in its second edition, Riddles of Existence is the first book to make metaphysics genuinely accessible and fun. Oskar rated it it was ok Apr 05, Fraser – – Brill.