Being and value: and other philosophical essays
"Being and Value" collects together fifteen essays by Nicholas Rescher on salient issue in metaphysics, axiology and metaphilosophy. In the way in which they shed new light on significant philosophical issues, these deliberations are emblematic of Rescher's characteristic way of illuminating timeless issues and historical perspectives in a reciprocal interrelationship.
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BEING AND VALUE ON THE PROSPECT OF OPTIMALISM
ON EVOLUTION AND INTELLIGENT DESIGN
MIND AND MATTER
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