Closure: A Story of Everything

Closure: A Story of Everything

by Hilary Lawson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415011388

ISBN-13: 9780415011389

Pub. Date: 07/23/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Lawson provides a comprehensive look at the history of western thought, the evolution of science and its attempts to provide us with a "theory of everything" and an evaluation of the relativist multiple truths.

Perhaps the first non-realist metaphysics, it brings out the play between our desire to build a thoroughly organized and regulated world, and our

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Lawson provides a comprehensive look at the history of western thought, the evolution of science and its attempts to provide us with a "theory of everything" and an evaluation of the relativist multiple truths.

Perhaps the first non-realist metaphysics, it brings out the play between our desire to build a thoroughly organized and regulated world, and our contrary longing for openness and freedom (Don Cupitt, Emmanuel College Cambridge)

...shows himself to be a latter-day "metaphysician' on a grand scale...a quite astonishing achievement (Alan Montefiore, Balliol College, Oxford)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415011389
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/23/2001
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

The Preface The Prologue 1. The Structure of Closure 2. Language as Closure 3. The Search for Closure: Science, Logic and Mathematics 4. The Search for Openness: Art, Religion and the Unknown 5. The Politics of Closure The Epilogue

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