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George Molnar and Stephen Mumford

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199204175

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.001.0001

Introduction: George Molnar and Powers

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction: George Molnar and Powers
Source:
Powers
Author(s):

Stephen Mumford

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204175.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the purposes for the creation of this book and briefly tells about the nature of metaphysics and the questions it tries to answer. It sheds light on the debate to which the late George Molnar was contributing and trying to answer, and shows in detail the background to the works of Molnar and Powers. The chapter also gives an account of the most controversial claims of the book. Lastly, the chapter explains the history of the unfinished manuscript and indicates the principles used to reach its current state.

Keywords:   metaphysics, Molnar, Powers

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