The ultimate why question : why is there anything at all rather than nothing whatsoever? /

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Other Authors: Wippel, John F.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, [2011]
Series:Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy ; v. 54.
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Table of Contents:
  • Goodness, unity, and creation in the platonic tradition / Lloyd P. Gerson
  • The question of being, non-being and "creation ex nihilo" in Chinese philosophy / May Sim
  • The ultimate why question : Avicenna on why God is absolutely necessary / Jon McGinnis
  • Thomas Aquinas on the ultimate why question : why is there anything at all rather than nothing whatsoever? / John F. Wippel
  • Causa sui and created truth in Descartes / Tad M. Schmaltz
  • Being and being grounded / Daniel O. Dahlstrom
  • Why is there anything at all rather than absolutely nothing? : F.W.J. Schelling's answer to the ultimate why question / Holger Zaborowski
  • The ultimate why question : the Hegelian option / Edward C. Halper
  • Some contemporary theories of divine creation / Robert Cummings Neville
  • Pragmatic reflections on final causality / Brian Martine
  • Optimalism and the rationality of the real : on the prospects of axiological explanation / Nicholas Rescher.