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The Contingency of Necessity
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The Contingency of Necessity: Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Tyler Tritten

Abstract

This book shows how all necessity – logical, mathematical, physical, transcendental or metaphysical - is consequent. It argues that reason and God, although necessary with respect to essence, are, with respect to existence, eternal contingencies. The first chapter critically reverses Meillasssoux’s claim for the necessity of contingency. The second chapter positively outlines the possibility of contingent necessity by means of Boutroux’s neglected book The Contingency of the Laws of Nature. The third chapter further grounds this possibility by means of the early Schelling’s reading of Plato’s ... More

Keywords: Reason, God, contingency, speculative realism, Schelling, Heidegger, Meillassoux

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474428194
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428194.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyler Tritten, author
Gonzaga University