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Metaphysical perspectives

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nicholas Rescher offers a grand vision of how to conceptualize, and in some cases answer, some of the most fundamental issues in metaphysics and value theory. He engages issues across a wide range of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rescher, Nicholas.
Metaphysical perspectives.
Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017030359
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 9780268102913 0268102910
OCLC Number: 994263440
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: On the mission of philosophy --
Ultimate questions --
World views --
Terminological contextuality --
On contingency and necessity --
Randomness and reason --
Issues of self-reference and paradox --
Explanation and the principle of sufficient reason --
Intelligent design revisited in the light of evolutionary neo-Platonism --
What if things were different? --
On the improvability of the world --
Consciousness --
Control --
Free will in the light of process theory --
Personhood --
The metaphysics of moral obligation --
Empathy, shared experience, and other minds --
Philosophy as an inexact science --
Philosophy's involvement with transcendental issues --
Religious variation and the rationale of belief.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.

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