Metaphysics: The Basics.pdf
1. Introduction 2. On What There Is 3. Time and Time Travel 4. Change and Identity 5. Freedom 6. Worlds and Worldmaking
Metaphysics: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the philosophical study of the world and universe in which we live. Concerned with questions about reality, existence, time, identity and change, metaphysics has long fascinated people but to the uninitiated some of the issues and problems can appear very complex. In this lively and lucid book, Michael Rea examines and explains the core questions in the study of metaphysics such as: Do things actually exist? Is time travel possible? Are human beings free? Is there just one world or many worlds? Should we talk of multiverses rather a single universe? The book will also consider objections against the entire enterprise so that readers are provided with a full introduction to the debates both within and about metaphysics.