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The contingency of necessity : reason and God as matters of fact

Author: Tyler Tritten
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
Series: New perspectives in ontology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the central striking claim that all necessity is consequent, Tritten engages with ancient and contemporary philosophers including Quentin Meillassoux, Richard Kearney, Friedrich Schelling, Emile Boutroux and Markus Gabriel. He argues that even reason and God, while necessary according to essence, are contingent in existence.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Tritten
ISBN: 9781474438643 1474438644
OCLC Number: 1038185012
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: An Attempt at a Speculative Ontology or an Alternative to Possible-God Theologies; Part I Critical and Constructive Preliminaries: Meillassoux, Boutroux and the Early Schelling; 1 Meillassoux against the Principle of Reason: An Ontology of Factiality; 2 Boutroux's Alternative: An Ontology of the Fact; 3 On the Primacy of Matter: Neoplatonism Right-Side Up; Part II Contingent Reason and a Contingent God: The Late Schelling and the Late Heidegger; 4 Reason as Consequent Universal: On Thinking and Being 5 Decision and Withdrawal: On the Facticity and Posteriority of God6 Event and De-cision: Towards an Appropriation of Heidegger's Last God; Part III Application and Concluding Remarks; 7 A Response to Old Riddles and a New Typology: On the Euthyphro Dilemma and Theomonism; Afterword; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: New perspectives in ontology.
Responsibility: Tyler Tritten.

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Focusing on the central striking claim that all necessity is consequent, Tritten engages with ancient and contemporary philosophers including Quentin Meillassoux, Richard Kearney, Friedrich Schelling, Emile Boutroux and Markus Gabriel. He argues that even reason and God, while necessary according to essence, are contingent in existence.

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