An Introduction to Ontology

An Introduction to Ontology

Nikk Effingham


during this attractive and wide-ranging new publication, Nikk Effingham offers an creation to modern ontology - the examine of what exists - and its significance for philosophy today.

He covers the most important subject matters within the box, from the ontology of holes, numbers and attainable worlds, to house, time and the ontology of fabric items - for example, no matter if there are composite gadgets comparable to tables, chairs or perhaps you and me. whereas ranging from the fundamentals, each bankruptcy is up to date with the newest advancements within the box, introducing either longstanding theories and state-of-the-art advances. in addition to discussing the most recent concerns in ontology, Effingham additionally helpfully bargains in-depth with assorted methodological rules (including idea selection, Quinean ontological dedication and Meinongianism) and introduces them along an instance ontological conception that places them into practice.

This obtainable and finished creation should be crucial studying for upper-level undergraduate and post-graduate scholars, as good as any reader attracted to the current kingdom of the topic.

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