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World without design : the ontological consequences of naturalism

Author: Michael C Rea; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Philosophical naturalism, according to which philosophy is continuous with the natural sciences, has dominated the Western academy for well over a century. This text argues against this view, claiming it is without rational foundation.
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Rea, Michael C. (Michael Cannon), 1968-
World without design.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002020083
(OCoLC)48965135
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Rea; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0199247609 9780199247608 9780191530081 0191530085
OCLC Number: 63294784
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 245 pages)
Contents: Naturalism --
Pillars of the tradition --
Naturalism characterized --
Ontology --
The discovery problem --
Proper function --
Pragmatic arguments --
What price anti-realism? --
Alternatives --
Intuitionism --
Supernaturalism.
Responsibility: Michael C. Rea.

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