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Moral values are real-we don't just make them up. Beauty is in the world-it's not just in the eye of the beholder. You are free-what you do is not always determined by electrochemical processes in your brain. And the universe we live in is God's creation. These are radical claims. But they are widely rejected in contemporary philosophy because they are almost always considered in relative isolation from one another. This book shows that when they are considered in conjunction, they gain mutual support. And it shows this both clearly and concisely. But its systematic approach to philosophy also reveals that various philosophical positions currently widely accepted and defended can appear plausible and perhaps even compelling only when they are considered in relative isolation-as they, too, almost always are. When the issues on which these positions are taken are considered in conjunction, problems come into view and the alternative positions defended in this book emerge as superior.Toward a Philosophical Theory of Everything is a ground-breaking work that shows the importance of systematic thinking, while also defending positions, on central philosophical issues, that are widely rejected in contemporary philosophy.



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outstanding new paradigm 27 mars 2014
Par an avid reader - Publié sur Amazon.com
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White's description of the universe, which owes its existence and stability to interconnectedness rather than gravity and foundations, is revolutionary. For me it elicited one of the most stunning reversals of thought that I have ever experienced. I found the writing clear and clearly aimed at challenging me to reexamine what passes for wisdom in contemporary philosophical circles. Despite this clarity, it never lacks scholarly rigor. I believe this is the way forward for philosophy and for all people interested in philosophical issues of the day. And the cover by Barbara Takenaga is fabulous.
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For serious readers 17 février 2015
Par Daniel D. O'Connor - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Readers with a serious interest in philosophy will want to read this book. The title may seem daunting, but the exposition is unusually lucid and concise. There are no wasted words or digressions. The argument moves relentlessly forward, anticipating objections and possible misunderstandings. It treats a remarkable range of topics in relatively few pages: ontology, truth, knowledge, freedom, beauty, being, and God. The book aims to show that systematic philosophy is a viable and indeed a vital undertaking, and the case it makes is clear and compelling.
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Way over my head.... 23 décembre 2014
Par Lewis Tagliaferre - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I tried very hard to understand this book but I just could not get it. Either I am not smart enough or this writer could not get his thoughts into some form that is understandable by regular readers like me. I am fairly well educated and well read but this composition just did not compute for me. Sorry. This is not a blanket indictment of the work because I could not understand calculus either, so I had to abandon a career in engineering. It reminds me of a book I was assigned in graduate school titled The Functions of the Executive by as I recall the CEO of AT&T. It was so complex the professor had written a commentary on it to help explain it. Perhaps this work also needs such a commentary for simple folks like me. Perhaps that could be an assignment for the students of this professor. I am sure the author is well qualified and devoted much effort to this project, but I think his theory is beyond the understanding of readers like me. Some things that are broken just cannot be fixed. All thoughts and ideas are not for everybody. That is probably why they crucified Jesus of Nazareth. As the professor noted at the end of chapter seven, "Because being delighted by complex art works often requires exposure and education, those lacking such exposure and education will wholly predictably fail to appreciate the beauty of such works." I am reminded that St. Thomas a Kempis wrote, "It is more profitable to leave everyone to their own way of thinking than to give way to contentious discourse." All in gods's will of course...ergo theofatalism. Google for details...Theofatalism: Theology for Agnostics and Atheists
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