Friday, September 22, 2017

Progress report on books

My Necessary Existence book with Josh Rasmussen is right now in copyediting by Oxford.

I am making final revisions to the manuscript of Infinity, Causation and Paradox, with a deadline in mid October. As of right now, I've finished revising five out of ten chapters.

I am toying with one day writing a book on the ethics of love.

9 comments:

steve said...

What's the basic thesis of Infinity, Causation and Paradox?

Alexander R Pruss said...

No effect can have an infinite number of causes behind it.

steve said...

I take it you're defending a version of the cosmological argument by denying the possibility of an infinite causal regress.

Alexander R Pruss said...

That's one of the applications.

Tom said...

Dr. Pruss,

If you'll forgive the possible commercialism, Christmas is coming up (today is Black Friday, after all), and I was wondering what the status and ETA of these books is, especially the former, since it sounds much closer to publication.

Alexander R Pruss said...

We have the first proofs. So months away still...

Unknown said...

What's the basic thesis of Necessary Existence?

Alexander R Pruss said...

There is at least one "necessary being", where a necessary being is a concrete being that necessarily exists and a concrete being is a being that possibly causes something.

Alexander R Pruss said...

The current ETA for both books is Summer 2018.