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.

MOTIVATION
I. Prologue, or Why Even Bother?

COSMOLOGY
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

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

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

TYING IT TOGETHER
XIII. Surprised by Something
XIV. Conclusion

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

About Aron Wall

I am a postdoctoral researcher studying quantum gravity and black hole thermodynamics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Before that, I read Great Books at St. John's College (Santa Fe), got my physics Ph.D. from U Maryland, and did my first postdoc at UC Santa Barbara.
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3 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:

    Mark,
    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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