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Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity
Is the world—and are all possible worlds—constituted by purely qualitative facts, or does thisness hold a place beside suchness as a fundamental feature of reality? Some famous philosophers—Leibniz,Expand
Actualism and thisness
  • R. Adams
  • Philosophy
  • Synthese
  • 1 October 1981
Leibniz: Determinist, Theist, Idealist
This is a paperback reprint of a cloth edition published in 1994. Adams presents an in-depth interpretation of three important parts of Leibniz's metaphysics, thoroughly grounded in the texts as wellExpand
Time and Thisness
Must God Create the Best
Many philosophers and theologians have accepted the following proposition: (P) If a perfectly good moral agent created any world at all, it would have to be the very best world that he could create.
Finite and infinite goods
MIDDLE KNOWLEDGE AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL ROBERT MERRIHEW ADAMS
Kennedy would have done ? There is a little known but interesting literature on the general issue exemplified by this question. In the i58o's a fierce controversy erupted between the Jesuits and theExpand
Phenomenalism and Corporeal Substance in Leibniz
Why People Photograph: Selected Essays and Reviews
A now classic text on the art, "Why People Photograph" gathers a selection of essays by the great master photographer Robert Adams, tackling such diverse subjects as collectors, humor, teaching,Expand
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