Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams


all through his philosophical occupation at Michigan, UCLA, Yale, and Oxford, Robert Merrihew Adams's wide-ranging contributions have deeply formed the constitution of debates in metaphysics, philosophy of faith, background of philosophy, and ethics. Metaphysics and the great: topics from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams presents, for the 1st time, a suite of unique essays by way of best philosophers devoted to exploring some of the features of Adams's proposal, a philosophical outlook that mixes Christian theism, neo-Platonism, ethical realism, metaphysical idealism, and a dedication to either historic sensitivity and rigorous analytic engagement. Tied jointly by way of their target of exploring, increasing, and experimenting with Adams's perspectives, those 11 essays are coupled with an highbrow autobiography through Adams himself that was once commissioned specifically for this quantity. because the advent to the amount explains, the aim of Metaphysics and the nice is to discover Adams's paintings within the very demeanour that he prescribes for knowing the guidelines of others. via experimenting with Adams's conclusions, "pulling a string the following to determine what strikes over there, so that you can speak," as Adams places it, our authors throw into higher aid what makes Adams such an unique and stimulating thinker. In doing so, those essays give a contribution not just to the exploration of Adams's carrying on with pursuits, yet additionally they boost unique and critical philosophical insights in their own.

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