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Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.
Dean W. Zimmerman is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Younger Scholar Prize Announcement ; I. FINDING THE FUNDAMENTAL ; 1. Naturalness ; 2. Fundamental Properties of Fundamental Properties ; 3. Absolutism vs. Comparativism about Quantity ; II. ONTOLOGICAL COMMITMENTS: WORDS AND SLOTS ; 4. Modal Quantification without Worlds ; 5. Slots in Universals ; III. MEREOLOGY ; 6. Against Parthood ; 7. Composition as General Identity ; 8. Cut the Pie Any Way You Like? Cotnoir on General Identity ; IV. THE A-THEORY OF TIME ; 9. Living on the Brink, or Welcome Back, Growing Block! ; 10. Fighting the Zombie of the Growing Salami ; 11. Changing Truthmakers: Reply to Tallant and Ingram
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