What is ultimately real? What is God like? Do human beings have minds and souls or only brains in bodies? Are humans free agents or are all human acts determined by prior circumstances? Through insightful analysis and careful evaluation, William Hasker helps readers answer these questions and thereby construct a world view to make sense of the universe and the people in it.
"Christians who want to love God with their minds will welcome Hasker's lucid introduction to the nature of metaphysical thinking."
"A fine introduction to both the subject matter and the process of doing philosophy as a Christian. It offers a blend of the analytic and personal which is too rarely found in contemporary philosophy."
"Professor Hasker has produced an excellent introduction to metaphysics which avoids oversimplification and dognmatism, assesses major positions, takes some controversial stances, and is alert to the theological implications of metaphysical viewpoints."
1. Introducing Metaphysics
2. Freedom and Necessity
3. Minds and Bodies
4. The World
5. God and the World
Epilogue: A Christian Metaphysic?