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The Resource World without design : the ontological consequences of naturalism, Michael C. Rea

World without design : the ontological consequences of naturalism, Michael C. Rea

Label
World without design : the ontological consequences of naturalism
Title
World without design
Title remainder
the ontological consequences of naturalism
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Rea
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Philosophical naturalism has dominated the Western academy for well over a century. According to Michael Rea, however, there is an important sense in which naturalism's status as orthodoxy is without rational foundation, and the costs of embracing it are surprisingly high. The goal of World without Design is to defend these two claims, with special attention to the second." "The first part of the book aims to provide a fair and historically informed characterization of naturalism. The second part argues for the striking thesis that naturalists are committed to rejecting realism about material objects, materialism, and perhaps realism about other minds. Rea concludes by examining two alternative research programs: intuitionism and supernaturalism, and argues for the conclusion that, under certain circumstances, intuitionism is self-defeating."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BDS
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1968-
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Rea, Michael C.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Naturalism
  • Ontology
Label
World without design : the ontological consequences of naturalism, Michael C. Rea
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Naturalism
  • 2.
  • Pillars of the Tradition.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Naturalism Characterized.
  • p. 50
  • Pt. II.
  • Ontology
  • 4.
  • Discovery Problem.
  • p. 77
  • 5.
  • Proper Function.
  • p. 108
  • 6.
  • Pragmatic Arguments.
  • p. 128
  • 7.
  • What Price Antirealism?.
  • p. 158
  • Pt. III.
  • Alternatives
  • 8.
  • Intuitionism.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Supernaturalism.
  • p. 212
  • References.
  • p. 227
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
b70015369506
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 245 p.
Isbn
9780199247608
Isbn Type
hb
Label
World without design : the ontological consequences of naturalism, Michael C. Rea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Naturalism
  • 2.
  • Pillars of the Tradition.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Naturalism Characterized.
  • p. 50
  • Pt. II.
  • Ontology
  • 4.
  • Discovery Problem.
  • p. 77
  • 5.
  • Proper Function.
  • p. 108
  • 6.
  • Pragmatic Arguments.
  • p. 128
  • 7.
  • What Price Antirealism?.
  • p. 158
  • Pt. III.
  • Alternatives
  • 8.
  • Intuitionism.
  • p. 173
  • 9.
  • Supernaturalism.
  • p. 212
  • References.
  • p. 227
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
b70015369506
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 245 p.
Isbn
9780199247608
Isbn Type
hb

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