What is our place in the universe? This question, central to metaphysics, has been a perennial source of debate among philosophers. Jack Smart approaches the problem, examining the question according to three of the senses in which it can be taken. First, literally in terms of astronomy. Secondly, quasi-literally in terms of the "great chain of being" and thirdly, metaphorically in terms of the material and the spiritual. His conclusion is that, in all three senses, our place in the universe is a modest one. Based on the author's Gavin David Young Lectures at the University of Adelaide in 1987, this investigation of a crucial metaphysical question is also designed to be a readable introduction to the further philosophical problems of space and time or space-time, free-will, fatalism, predestination, idealism and the theoretical entities of biology, physics and psychology.
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Descripción Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1989 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1989. 8vo. pp 212. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered silver on spine. ISBN: 0631167773 Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket, with slight sunning at spine. Nº de ref. de la librería C29368
Descripción Blackwell Pub, Williston, Vermont, U.S.A., 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 212 pages; Dust Jacket is weary; Ex-Library; stamped on first blank page and on title page; else in very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 3288
Descripción Blackwell Pub, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000642660
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Book Condition: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97806311677784.0