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By Trenton Merricks

With ontology influenced mostly via causal issues, this lucid and provocative paintings makes a speciality of the concept actual items are causally non-redundant. Merricks "eliminates" inanimate composite macrophysical gadgets in view that they would--if they existed--be at top thoroughly causally redundant. He defends human lifestyles through arguing, from definite proof approximately psychological causation, that we reason issues that aren't decided via our right elements. He additionally offers perception right into a number of philosophical puzzles, whereas addressing many major concerns like unfastened will, the "reduction" of a composite item to its elements, and the ways that identification through the years can "for useful reasons" be a question of conference. someone operating in metaphysics will get pleasure from this booklet immensely.

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