Mark Nelson

From: “Mark T. Nelson”
Date: Mon Oct 6, 2003 12:25:11 pm
Subject: your letter

Dear Caspar:

Thanks for your letter of 1 October. I’m sorry to say that I can’t think of any paper of mine that would answer to your query. I guess I think that a good account of the meaning of life, the universe and everything could not be contained in one crisply typeset foolscap sheet; moreover, I think it would end up looking a bit religious. There are loads of book-length treatments of this sort, from Plato to Plantinga, but I think you might find the following an interesting place to start, as they contain short, biographical essays:

T.V. Morris, ed., God and the Philosophers (OUP, 1994)
Kelly Clark, ed., Philosophers Who Believe (IVP, 1993)

Not all of the essays are of equally high quality, but there are some nice essays in both books. In any case, good luck with the search!


Mark Nelson


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