World without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism

Synopsis

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. Rea argues compellingly to the surprising conclusion that naturalists are committed to rejecting realism about material objects, materialism, and perhaps realism about other minds. That is surely a price that naturalists are unwilling to pay: this philosophical orthodoxy should be rejected.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Michael C. Rea
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2002
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