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Material Beings by  Peter van Inwagen - First edition - 1990 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00009111)

Material Beings

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Material Beings

by van Inwagen, Peter

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Ithaca: Cornell University Press [1990], 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. [7], viii, [2], 299, [3] pp. Blue-grey cloth with blue and silver lettering on the spine. Here van Inwagen argues that the only material objects that can be said to "exist" are living organisms and "simples" or objects that have no parts. The argument rests on a theory of parthood. His thesis has implications for personal identity, existence over time, vagueness, and the language we use to describe physical objects. An important and frequently cited work in contemporary metaphysics. A nice copy of a book that is difficult to find in the first edition. A Near Fine book with light foxing to the top textblock and fore-edge; dust jacket is Near Fine with minor foxing to the reverse.

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Bookseller
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
00009111
Title
Material Beings
Author
van Inwagen, Peter
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Cornell University Press [1990]
Place of Publication
Ithaca
Date Published
1990
Bookseller catalogs
Philosophy;

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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.

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