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Christian Theism And The Problems Of Philosophy

Author : Michael D. Beaty
ISBN : UOM:39015019620486
Genre : Philosophy
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Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy begins by presenting Plantingas essay, and the chapters that follow address issues in three traditional areas of interest to philosophers: epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics.
Category: Philosophy

Foundational Problems In Philosophy

Author : Arthur Ritchie Lord
ISBN : 0773455876
Genre : Philosophy
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This work provides critical introductions to, and extensive annotations on, a number of the essays, many previously unpublished, of South African philosopher Arthur RitchieLord. The editors have compiled writings that show the extent of Lord's interests and present some of his original ideas on political philosophy, aesthetics, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of history. A distinctively idealist approach is brought to philosophical issues, drawing on a rich tradition of thought rooted in Kant, Hegel, and the British Idealists.
Category: Philosophy

Basic Modern Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Frederick Ferré
ISBN : 9781135976484
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides a reasoned, comprehensive understanding of what religion is as well as a clear and critical assessment of whether, in the light of modern developments in philosophy, contemporary thinking people can responsibly maintain religious belief in God. The book is divided into three major sections: the first deals with what all religions may be said to have in common; the second discusses theistic religion and the issue of intellectually responsible belief in God; the third examines current developments within a particular theistic religion, Christianity. Originally published in 1968, the book is basic, both in the nature of the issues it discusses and in the clarity and comprehensiveness of its presentation; it is varied in the arguments and perspectives dealt with; it provides an introduction to philosophical thinking through the problems of philosophy of religion; and it deals seriously with controversial movements in theology.
Category: Philosophy

Problems In The Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Harold Hewitt Jr
ISBN : 9781349215478
Genre : Philosophy
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In 1989 John Hick published his Gifford Lectures under the title An Interpretation of Religion, a work which provided important new insights about the nature of the world's religions. Soon after, a group of scholars from around the world gathered in Claremont, California to discuss, analyze and criticize An Interpretation of Religion. This book is a written record of those proceedings - including Hick's responses - that serves to clarify both Hick's position as well as the issues which concern his critics.
Category: Philosophy

Issues In Contemporary Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Eugene Thomas Long
ISBN : 9789401005166
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of original articles, written by leading contemporary European and American philosophers of religion, is presented in celebration of the publication of the fiftieth volume of the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Following the Editor's Introduction, John Macquarrie, Adriaan Peperzak, and Hent de Vries take up central themes in continental philosophy of religion. Macquarrie analyzes postmodernism and its influence in philosophy and theology. Peperzak argues for a form of universality different from that of modern philosophy, and de Vries analyzes an intrinsic and structural relationship between religion and the media. The next three essays discuss issues in analytic philosophy of religion. Philip Quinn argues that religious diversity reduces the epistemic status of exclusivism and makes it possible for a religious person to be justified while living within a pluralistic environment. William Wainwright plumbs the work of Jonathan Edwards in order to better understand debates concerning freedom, determinism, and the problem of evil, and William Hasker asks whether theological incompatibilism is less inimical to traditional theism than some have supposed. Representing the Thomist tradition, Fergus Kerr challenges standard readings of Aquinas on the arguments for the existence of God. David Griffin analyzes the contributions of process philosophy to the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion. Illustrating comparative approaches, Keith Ward argues that the Semitic and Indian traditions have developed a similar concept of God that should be revised in view of post-Enlightenment theories of the individual and the historical. Keith Yandell explores themes in the Indian metaphysical tradition and considers what account of persons is most in accord with reincarnation and karma doctrines. Feminist philosophy of religion is represented in Pamela Anderson's article, in which she argues for a gender-sensitive and more inclusive approach to the craving for infinitude.
Category: Philosophy

A Concise Encyclopedia Of The Philosophy Of Religion

Author : Anthony C. Thiselton
ISBN : 9781780744780
Genre : Philosophy
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Covering thinkers from Plato to Freud, offering detailed explanations of key themes such as evil, and outlining clear definitions of complex ideas like‘the doctrine of analogy,’ this is a comprehensive reference tool for all those studying, or interested in, the philosophy of religion
Category: Philosophy

Religion Reality And A Good Life

Author : Eberhard Herrmann
ISBN : 3161483758
Genre : Philosophy
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"Do we have access to reality as it is conceptualized by us? Against metaphysical realism and postmodern relativism Eberhard Herrmann develops a pragmatic realism. It stresses reality as conceptualized reality while at the same time not ruling out objectivity. Contents include: The Nature of the Enquiry, The Philosophical Problem Formulated, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy, Reasons for and Against Metaphysical Realism, Critique of Semantic Realism, Pragmatic Realism: Realism from an Internal Perspective, Religious Metaphysical Realism, Religious Metaphysical Anti-Realism, Religious Statements as Purported Assertions, Christian Theism, The Character of Religious Utterances, Pragmatic Realism, The Function of Religion, Two Material Definitions of Truth, Perspectives on Views of Life, The Role of the Emotions in Our Conception of Reality, Emotions and the Conceptualization of Values."
Category: Philosophy

Problems From Philosophy

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781490294643
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Problems from Philosophy. In this book, you will learn topics such as THE PROBLEM OF EVIL, DO WE SURVIVE DEATH?, THE PROBLEM OF PERSONAL IDENTITY, and BODY AND MIND plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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