Saturday, June 28, 2008

Review of Timothy O'Connor's New Book, Theism and Ultimate Explanation

here (HT Prosblogion). It's a book-length defense of the cosmological argument from contingency. Timothy O'Connor is a first-rate philosopher, and a very clear writer, so you can bet the book is both an important contribution to the debate and a good read. He's primarily known for his work on the free will issue (he's one of the leading contemporary defenders of the libertarian position).

I should note that he's no fan of Plantinga's evolutionary argument against naturalism. In fact, he's published two excellent critiques of it here and here.


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1 comment:

Mark said...

What do you think of the following PSR?: there is an explanation for every fact or else there is an explanation for why that fact can have no explanation.

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