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Description - Metaphysics and the Good by Samuel Newlands

Throughout his philosophical career at Michigan, UCLA, Yale, and Oxford, Robert Merrihew Adams's wide-ranging contributions have deeply shaped the structure of debates in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, history of philosophy, and ethics. Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams provides, for the first time, a collection of original essays by leading philosophers dedicated to exploring many of the facets of Adams's thought, a philosophical outlook that combines Christian theism, neo-Platonism, moral realism, metaphysical idealism, and a commitment to both historical sensitivity and rigorous analytic engagement. Tied together by their aim of exploring, expanding, and experimenting with Adams's views, these eleven essays are coupled with an intellectual autobiography by Adams himself that was commissioned especially for this volume. As the introduction to the volume explains, the purpose of Metaphysics and the Good is to explore Adams's work in the very manner that he prescribes for understanding the ideas of others. By experimenting with Adams's conclusions, "pulling a string here to see what moves over there, so to speak", as Adams puts it, our authors throw into greater relief what makes Adams such an original and stimulating philosopher. In doing so, these essays contribute not only to the exploration of Adams's continuing interests, but they also advance original and important philosophical insights of their own.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199542680
ISBN-10: 0199542686
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 164mm x 30mm)
Pages: 428
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Samuel Newlands

Samuel Newlands is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Larry M. Jorgensen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Valparaiso University.

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