By Elmar J. Kremer

Miller's metaphysics, together with his method of God, is vast, deep, and unique, with the capability to make a fruitful contribution to modern philosophy. but it has now not got the serious cognizance it merits.

Miller's paintings merits serious cognizance due to its thorough and unique safeguard of 3 hugely arguable positions: that lifestyles is a true estate of concrete participants; that it really is attainable to turn out, with out assuming any precept of enough cause, that there's an uncaused explanation for the universe; and that the uncaused reason is the straightforward God of classical theism. Miller's place on lifestyles is a crucial substitute in present analytical philosophy to what Miller calls the "Frege-Russell-Quine" concept, and the neo-Meinongian positions of Terence Parsons and Ed Zalta. Miller's argument for an uncaused explanation for the universe has been defined essentially the most bold theistic arguments produced via a well-respected, modern, analytic thinker. Analysis of latest: Barry Miller's method of God is the 1st transparent, systematic interpretation of Miller's theistic philosophy.

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