Meta-metaphysics: On Metaphysical Equivalence, Primitiveness, and Theory Choice

2016.07.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jiri Benovsky, Meta-metaphysics: On Metaphysical Equivalence, Primitiveness, and Theory Choice, Springer, 2016, 135pp., $129.00
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2016.07.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jiri Benovsky, Meta-metaphysics: On Metaphysical Equivalence, Primitiveness, and Theory Choice, Springer, 2016, 135pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319253329. Reviewed by Tuomas E. Tahko, University of Helsinki Jiri Benovsky's book continues the recent methodological trend in analytic metaphysics. This area of research is typically labelled 'meta-metaphysics' or 'metaontology'.[1] But as is typical of much of the work in this area, Benovsky's book also discusses a number of first order issues in metaphysics, such as bundle theory, endurantism and perdurantism, and presentism and eternalism. Accordingly, the book should be of interest to those who work in these areas as well. The book is short but dense. Previous familiarity with the relevant metaphysical theories is certainly required to fully appreciate it since there are no needless repetitions or lengthy introductions in it. I consider this a virtue,. . .

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