Barry Stroud

in The Quest for Reality

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151886
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199867189 | DOI:

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Argues that the investigation of the relation between the human conception of reality and objective reality requires a determinate conception of the world, the identification of beliefs, and resistance to the tendency to utilise metaphysical preconceptions about reality which limit the understanding of beliefs. Examines the irreducibility of causation and necessity and concludes that humans are unable to elevate themselves sufficiently above the world to answer the book's metaphysical question fully.

Keywords: Beliefs; Causation; Conception; Necessity; Reality

Chapter.  3846 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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