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World without Design
By Michael C. Rea

World without Design

The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

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World without Design by Michael C. Rea

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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; but Michael Rea claims that it is without rational foundation, and that the costs of embracing it are surprisingly high. The first part of World Without Design aims to provide a fair and historically informed characterization of naturalism. Rea then argues compellingly to the surprising conclusion that naturalists are committed to rejecting realism about material objects, materialism, and perhaps realism about other minds. This conclusion is striking, largely because naturalism is often simply identified with materialism, and the remaining two theses are ones that naturalists very typically want to endorse. Rea goes on to examine two alternative research programs: intuitionism and supernaturalism, and argues for the conclusion that intuitionism, under certain circumstances, is self-defeating. World Without Design offers a provocative challenge to philosophical orthodoxy. It will make uncomfortable reading for many philosophers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199247608
ISBN-10: 0199247609
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 145mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A new two volume anthology bringing together the best recent writing in the interdisciplinary field of philosophical theology. Volume 1 collects essays on three distinctively Christian doctrines: trinity, incarnation, and atonement. Volume 2 focuses on topics arising in all of the major theistic religions: providence, resurrection, and scripture.

Arguing About Metaphysics by Michael C. Rea Arguing About Metaphysics, Paperback (November 2008)

Scholars including David Lewis, Peer van Inwagen, A.N. Prior & Alvin Plantinga have contributed over 40 essays to this introduction to metaphysics, aimed at undergraduates coming to philosophy for the first time.

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Author Biography - Michael C. Rea

Michael C. Rea is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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