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Purpose in the universe : the moral and metaphysical case for ananthropocentric purposivism

Author: Tim Mulgan
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Dutch : First edition
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Two familiar worldviews dominate Western philosophy: materialist atheism and the benevolent God of the Abrahamic faiths. Tim Mulgan explores a third way. Ananthropocentric Purposivism claims that there is a cosmic purpose, but human beings are irrelevant to it. Purpose in the Universe develops a philosophical case for Ananthropocentric Purposivism that it is at least as strong as the case for either theism or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Mulgan
ISBN: 9780199646142 0199646147
OCLC Number: 912277786
Description: 435 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction --
2.Meta-ethics --
pt. I The Case against Atheism --
3.Cosmological Arguments --
4.Teleological Arguments --
5.Mysticism --
6.Ontological Arguments --
pt. II The Case against Benevolent Theism --
7.Arguments from Scale --
8.Arguments from Evil --
9.Religious Diversity --
10.Immortality --
pt. III Ananthropocentric Purposivist Morality --
11.A Dialogue --
12.Human Well-being --
13.Ananthropocentric Purposivist Moral Theory.
Responsibility: Tim Mulgan.
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Two familiar worldviews dominate Western philosophy: materialist atheism and the benevolent God of the Abrahamic faiths. Tim Mulgan defends a third way. Ananthropocentric Purposivism claims that  Read more...

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