Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

272 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474428194

Bookseller Code (06)

The Contingency of Necessity

Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Tyler Tritten

Published by Edinburgh University Press

New Perspectives in Ontology

Focusing on the central striking claim that there is something rather than nothing - that all necessity is consequent - Tritten engages with a wide range of ancient as well as contemporary philosophers including Quentin Meillassoux, Richard Kearney, Friedrich Schelling, Émile Boutroux and Markus Gabriel. He examines the ramifications of this truth arguing that even God, while necessary according to essence, is utterly contingent with respect to existence.