Derek Parfit on Contingency and Fine-Tuning

Here is Parfit's "Why Anything? Why This?" A shorter, earlier statement of several of his key points can be found here.

I was just thinking of a reply to Craig's "Why these quarks, and not others (and why this many, and not more or fewer)?" criticism of naturalistic accounts of a metaphysically necessary being along (some of) these lines.

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