Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

272 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474428194

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The Contingency of Necessity

Reason and God as Matters of Fact

Tyler Tritten

Published by Edinburgh University Press

New Perspectives in Ontology

  • Shows how all necessary truths are products of an epistemic framework that is itself historically contingent
  • Explains the nature of contingency as something that stems from the facticity of being itself
  • Explains the emergence and ontological status of reason, particularly the principle of sufficient reason
  • Argues for the contingency of God's existence while maintaining the necessity of his essence
  • Provides an alternative to Quentin Meillassoux's thesis for the necessity of contingency