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Riddles of Existence by Earl Conee
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May 19, 2007

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bookshelves: philosophy
Recommended for: the metaphysically curious, the analytically inclined
Read in April, 2007

For a review of the central questions of analytic metaphysics, this book is surprisinly readable. It's also not enough to get you through a metaphysics comprehensive exam, but that shouldn't be held against it. The chapters are alternately written by Sider and Conee; personally, I found Sider to have the edge as a better writer (note: his serious writing on 4-dimensionalism is still dense). Honestly, this book would probably make a nice pleasure read; just please, no one go making a career out of it.

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message 1: by Adrianne (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new)

Adrianne Mathiowetz You should entitle a bookshelf "currently-reading-and-currently-storing-on-the-back-of-the-toilet."

message 2: by Adam (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:56AM) (new)

Adam Ha! I was wondering how he could be reading so many things at once!

message 3: by Anthony (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:57AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Anthony It's really only that and Sometimes a Great Notion. Peter Singer narrowly escaped this fate.

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