Metaphysics and Sport

Authored by: Stephen Mumford

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415829809
eBook ISBN: 9780203466261
Adobe ISBN: 9781134119141


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Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of things in the most general and abstract of terms. It thus considers questions such as what kinds of thing there are. But this is so general that the concern tends to be with categories of things rather than particular things. Hence, some of the fundamental questions concern the nature and existence of substances, properties and relations, time, causation, identity, natural kinds and laws of nature. 1

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