World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism / Edition 1

World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism / Edition 1

by Michael C. Rea
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199247617

ISBN-13: 9780199247615

Pub. Date: 06/24/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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. Rea argues compellingly to the surprising conclusion that naturalists are committed to rejecting realism about material objects, materialism, and

Overview

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. Rea argues compellingly to the surprising conclusion that naturalists are committed to rejecting realism about material objects, materialism, and perhaps realism about other minds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199247615
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/24/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction1
Part INaturalism
2.Pillars of the Tradition21
3.Naturalism Characterized50
Part IIOntology
4.The Discovery Problem77
5.Proper Function108
6.Pragmatic Arguments128
7.What Price Antirealism?158
Part IIIAlternatives
8.Intuitionism173
9.Supernaturalism212
References227
Index241

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