By John A. Keller
John Keller provides a suite of latest essays on ontology, time, freedom, God, and philosophical technique. Our figuring out of those matters has been vastly complex, because the Nineteen Seventies, via the paintings of Peter van Inwagen. during this quantity best philosophers interact together with his paintings, and van Inwagen himself bargains selective responses.
summary: John Keller offers a suite of latest essays on ontology, time, freedom, God, and philosophical process. Our figuring out of those topics has been vastly complex, because the Nineteen Seventies, by means of the paintings of Peter van Inwagen. during this quantity major philosophers interact together with his paintings, and van Inwagen himself bargains selective responses
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Being, freedom, and method: themes from the philosophy of Peter Van Inwagen by John A. Keller