The Faces of Existence

Review of Metaphysics 42 (1):163-165 (1988)

Some of us might think that a logician turned metaphysical has lost his way. Everyone else can enjoy the persistence and rigor of this daring book. The Faces of Existence demands that we find a place, within a physicalist ontology and a realist theory of knowledge, for many of the topics which normally baffle those theories. There are chapters or sections about subjectivity, value, God, and metaphor, all within a context where there is said to be no difference within these domains without a conditioning physical difference. This is a non-reductionist physicalism: each of these faces is said to be an autonomous domain of meaning and truth.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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