Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this new series is a much-needed focus for it, offering a broad view of the subject, that features not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, this volume features an unpublished paper on Nominalism by W. V. Quine, arguably the most influential figure in philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century. It is accompanied by five specially commissioned commentaries. Topics discussed by other papers in this volume include ontology, location, truthmaking, and physicalism. Dustjacket age-worn, book itself in very good condition.