Book Review: Marmodoro, A. & D. Yates, The Metaphysics of Relations, OUP.

The Metaphys Relations My review of The Metaphysics of Relations, edited by Anna Marmodoro and David Yates, is now out in Disputatio. You can download and read it here. But the gist of it is this:

The Metaphysics of Relations is an anthology of thirteen original papers addressing the philosophical issue of relations both from a contemporary and historical perspective, and introduced by a substantial introduction to the contemporary and historical background. The result is a remarkably coherent whole, where the different papers shed light on each other even though very few of them explicitly address interconnections. As a consequence, I should think the book works really well as a general introduction to the philosophical issue on relations, while the individual papers represent cutting edge research on the particular issues that they focus on. The mix of contemporary and historical perspectives means you get a snapshot view of the contemporary issues, as well as insights into their historical development; they complement each other very well.


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