Book Review: Mumford's Metaphysics

This is an excellent little book. Metaphysics can be opaque and this book takes the veil off some of the mystery without degrading the discipline.

If you are married to a philosopher and think that talking about tables and chairs the way your spouse does is insane and irrelevant, then this book is for you. If you are a freshman who just got yourself an introduction to metaphysics but wished it was more introductory then this book is for you. If you are a highly decorated metaphysician but have forgotten how to explain what you do to the uninitiated this book will help.

Stephen Mumford's skill lies in navigating a path with many wormholes pointing them out without disappearing down one of them. His resistance to temptation is laudable and we are grateful.