Quo vadis, metaphysics? : essays in honor of Peter van Inwagen / edited by Mirosław Szatkowski.

  • Berlin : De Gruyter, [2019]
  • ©2019
xvi, 491 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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One of the major contributors to this revival is the outstanding American metaphysician Peter van Inwagen. This volume brings together twenty-two scholars, who, in commemoration of Prof. van Inwagen's 75th birthday, ponder the future prospects of metaphysics in all the richness to which it has now returned. It is only natural that logical and epistemological reflections on the significance of metaphysics sometimes called meta-metaphysics play a considerable role in most of these papers. The volume is further enriched by an interview with Peter van Inwagen himself. $c --From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Acknowledgments
  • The declaration of the establishment of the International Society for Formal Ontology
  • Introduction / Miroslaw Szatkowski
  • Part 1 : Peter van Inwagen - a profile
  • Interview with Peter van Inwagen / Miroslaw Szatkowski and Pater van Inwagen
  • Jonathan and Peter / Elisabeth M. Bolduc
  • Part 2 : the ground and ways of metaphysics
  • Where are you going, metaphysics, and how are you getting there? - grounding theory as a case study / Gila Sher
  • On the relevance of grounds / Benjamin Schnieder
  • Metaphysical differences / Uwe Meixner
  • A Van Inwagenian defense of constitutionalism / Anna-Sofia Maurin
  • Inside the metaphysical workshop / Carl J. Posy
  • Part 3 : existence, nonexistence, and contradiction
  • Existence predicates / Friederike Moltmann
  • Modes of being and the mind / Kevin Mulligan
  • Imagining fictional characters / Takashi Yagisawa
  • Objects that are not objects / Graham Priest
  • Part 4 : composition, organisms, and persons
  • The concept or organism and degrees of composition / Peter Simons
  • Peter van Inwagen and the Hylomorphic Renaissance / William Jaworski
  • Remnant-persons : a commonsense defence of animalism / Alfredo Tomasetta
  • Part 5 : abstract beings, nominalism, and infinity
  • Van Inwagen's approach to relations and the theory of O-roles / Francesco Orilia
  • Properties, nominalisms and things that can be said / Andrea C. Bottani
  • Paraphrase : a (more or less) Van Inwagenian way toward (moderate) nominalism / Christian Kanzian
  • The problem of the many : supervaluation, rough sets and faultless disagreement / Joanna Odrowa̧ż-Sypniewska
  • Realizability as a kind of truth-making / Oystein Linnebo and Stewart Shapiro
  • Part 6 : God, Theodicy, and the best world
  • Optimalism in explaining the nature of things / Nicholas Rescher
  • Van Inwagen on testimony and contingency / Chris Daly
  • The problem of evil and atonement / Eleonore Stump
  • Resisting Rowe's no-best-world argument for atheism / Dean Zimmerman
  • Deficiencies of Gödel's ontological proof / Miroslaw Szatkowski.
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