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Metaphysics

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  137 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
What is ultimately real? What is God like? Do human beings have minds and souls or only brains in bodies? Are humans free agents or are all human acts determined by prior circumstances? Through insightful analysis and careful evaluation, William Hasker helps readers answer these questions and thereby construct a world view to make sense of the universe and the people in it ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published September 16th 1983 by IVP Academic
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Paul
The Contours of Christian Philosophy series is hit ot miss. Wood's contribution on epistemology was a good entry. Hasker's, on the other hand, while not being horrible, can simply be skipped. The reasons for this are that, first, the book was written in 1983. While not wanting to condemn something just because it is old, thus engaging in chronological snobbery, it is just a fact that the field Hasker is writing in has progressed quite a bit since 1983. Still, this wouldn't be so bad if it were n ...more
Jacob Aitken
This review will only cover certain sections of Hasker's work.

He defines freedom as “Freedom of choice” or “freedom of the will” (30).

He defines determinism as “For every event which happens, there are previous events and circumstances which are its sufficient conditions or causes, so that, given those conditions it is impossible that the event not occur” (32).

Libertarianism: “some human actions are chosen and performed by the agent without their being any sufficient condition or cause of the
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Carol
Hasker is able to explain Metaphysics in way that is clear and understandable to the philosophy novice. It can be read in one sitting. It's a very basic introduction, so if you're looking for something a little meatier, this isn't it.
Chris Kalbach
Feb 12, 2014 Chris Kalbach rated it liked it
Good introduction to metaphysics, but very very light.
Chris Bloom
Jan 16, 2010 Chris Bloom rated it liked it
For an assigned text, this was alright. Hasker acknowledges that a 130-page book on metaphysics can't help but be superficial, but as a basic introduction it does the job.


Brenda
May 17, 2014 Brenda rated it liked it
Only upon pain of death will I ever discuss Metaphysics again!!!!!!!!!!!!
Probably a good author though, I passed this section.
:P
Alexander
Mar 21, 2012 Alexander rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, textbooks
A good little textbook occasionally marred (as all philosophy textbooks are) by the author's prejudices.
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