Fundamental Reality: Index

Here is an index for my now complete series on the metaphysical question of what is the most fundamental aspect of reality, giving my own take on the Cosmological Argument, the Argument from Consciousness, and the Argument from Ethics.

I. Prologue, or Why Even Bother?

II. Causes and Explanations
III. Chains, Parsimony, and Magic
IV. Necessity, Eternity, and Power
V. Some Candidates, and a Math Test
VI. Comparison of the Finalists

VII. Does God Need a Brain?
VIII. The Hard Problem of Consciousness
IX. Stories and Atoms

X. Theories of Ethics
XI. What's Right is Right
XII. The Good, and the Not

XIII. Surprised by Something
XIV. Conclusion

[This post has been backdated to appear next to the series itself]

About Aron Wall

I am a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Before that, I read Great Books at St. John's College (Santa Fe), got my physics Ph.D. from U Maryland, and did my postdocs at UC Santa Barbara, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Stanford. The views expressed on this blog are my own, and should not be attributed to any of these fine institutions.
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4 Responses to Fundamental Reality: Index

  1. It's a great series, approaching things in a refreshing new way. Thanks.

  2. Mark Biggar says:

    I notice you used a time machine to make this index post :-)

  3. Aron Wall says:

    Yes, my future self loaned it to me. I can use it as many times as I want, as long as I end up giving it back before I began using it.

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