By Robert C. Koons
During this wide-ranging philosophical paintings, Koons takes on robust dogmas--anti-realism and materialism. In doing so, Koons develops a chic metaphysical process that debts for such phenomena as details, psychological illustration, our wisdom of good judgment, arithmetic and technological know-how, the constitution of spacetime, the id of actual items, and the objectivity of values and ethical norms.
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