Oxford University Press (2022)

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Dan Baras
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
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The idea that there are some facts that call for explanation serves as an unexamined premise in influential arguments for the inexistence of moral or mathematical facts and for the existence of a god and of other universes. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive and critical treatment of this idea. It argues that calling for explanation is a sometimes-misleading figure of speech rather than a fundamental property of facts.
Keywords Calling for explanation  Strikingness  Reliability arguments  fine-tuning
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