TheContinuum Companion to Metaphysics offers the definitive guide to a key area ofcontemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked inmetaphysics - areas that have continued to attract interest historically aswell as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Elevenspecially commissioned essays from an international team of experts discussresearch problems and methods in metaphysics, reveal where important workcontinues to be done in the area and, most valuably, indicate exciting newdirections the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertainingto modality, universals and abstract objects, naturalism and physicalism, mind,material constitution, endurantism and perdurantism, personal identity, personalidentity, free will, and God. Featuring a series of indispensable researchtools, including an A to Z index of key terms and concepts, a detailed list of researchresources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essentialreference tool for anyone working in contemporary metaphysics.