Robert Merrihew Adams

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Robert Merrihew Adams
Robert Merrihew Adams
Born (1937-09-08) September 8, 1937 (age 83)
Alma materPrinceton University
Mansfield College, Oxford
Princeton Theological Seminary
Cornell University
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern Philosophy
Main interests
Metaphysics, Philosophy of religion, Ethics
Notable ideas
Divine command theory

Robert Merrihew Adams (born September 8, 1937), known to intimates as "Bob",[1] is an American analytic philosopher of metaphysics, religion and morality.

As a historical scholar, Adams has published on the work of the philosophers Søren Kierkegaard and Leibniz. His work in the philosophy of religion includes influential essays on the problem of evil and the relation between theism and ethics.

Adams was married to philosopher Marilyn McCord from 1966 until her death in 2017.

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