This is an exciting, distinguished and indeed brave volume on the relation between belief and metaphysics.
Author: Conor Cunningham
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
This is an exciting, distinguished and indeed brave volume on the relation between belief and metaphysics. The volume of twenty essays is exciting in that the points of entry to the question of relation and styles of discourse are so varied, while less-established voices are allowed to sound with the more established; it is distinguished not simply because of its many famous names, but because it unites in one volume analytic and continental philosophical approaches to the issue to the common purpose of retrieving yet also reconceiving metaphysics; and it is brave in that not only does it refuse to indulge the contemporary prejudice against metaphysics and the necessity for belief to forgo the comfort of relation, but brings to the surface postmodernity's own penchant for axiomatics and its containment of the religious by uncoupling it from metaphysical commitments." -Cyril O'Regan, Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, Department of Theology, Notre Dame "Without metaphysics theology is boring, some one says in this book; without theology metaphysics goes nowhere, some one else says. Of course it depends what you mean by metaphysics and for that matter theology. There is more than enough here to interest, entertain, and even enrage philosophers and especially theologians. A MARVELLOUS COLLECTION!" -Fergus Kerr O.P., Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh "This is a truly splendid collection of essays, admirable not only for its range, but for its depth. It would be hard to assemble a more distinguished cast of contributors, and harder still to find another volume that offers comparably rich and varied reflections on the profund relation between faith and metaphysical reasoning." -David Bentley Ha
One set of preferences aspires to philosophical or religious security, while the
other commits itself to the hope that the human race will outgrow the need for religion and metaphysics in the way a child outgrows the need for parental care.
Author: John Owens
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book examines Richard Rorty’s position that religious and metaphysical beliefs should simply be abandoned, and proposes that his position is contradicted by what is a fundamental part of every human life, namely the phenomenon of human recognition of other people.
Cunningham, Conor, 'Trying My Very Best to Believe Darwin, or, The
Supernaturalistic Fallacy: From Nought is to Nought' in Belief and Metaphysics,
ed. Peter M. Candler Jr and Conor Cunningham (London: SCM, 2007), pp.100-
Author: Alexander J. Hughes
Oliver Chase Quick (1885-1944) was one of the foremost and most widely read British theologians of his day. Oliver Quick and the Quest for a Christian Metaphysic presents the first major study of his work. Exploring Quick's understanding of the task of theology, his Christology, sacramental theology and doctrine of God, Hughes explains Quick’s attempt to restructure the idea of divine transcendence. Expanding the narrative of twentieth-century historical theology, this book draws conclusions about shifts in English theology in the last century, particularly the persistence and vitality of a philosophically oriented Anglican theology. Offering fresh insights into twentieth-century English theology and its leading figures, this book will also appeal to those with an interest in philosophical theology, systematic theology and Christian doctrine.
Metaphysical study should begin with and take into account the things we
already know or have reason to believe are true before we begin doing metaphysics. Metaphysics is rooted in wonder and puzzlement about what we
know or have ...
Author: J. P. Moreland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Arguments are clearly presented, and rival theories are presented with fairness and accuracy."--BOOK JACKET.
Against such pervasive ostracizing of religious faith from philosophical
discussion, Desmond offers a deep metaphysical engagement with religion as an
experience of 'passion and compassion' (a passio essendi and a compassio
Author: Dennis Vanden Auweele
This volume collects seventeen new essays by well-established and junior scholars on the philosophical relevance of metaxological philosophy and its main proponent, William Desmond. The volume mines metaxological thought for its salience in contemporary discussions in Continental philosophy, specifically in the fields of metaphysics, philosophy of religion, ethics, and aesthetics. Among others, topics under discussion include the goodness of being, the existence and nature of God, and the aesthetic dimensions of human becoming. Interest in metaxological philosophy has been on the rise in recent years, and this volume provides both a practical introduction and thorough engagements with it by experts in the field. The volume concludes with a series of responses by William Desmond on the issues raised by the contributors.
CHAPTER I Introduction: metaphysics and onto-theology Mark A. Wrathall I Since
Plato, philosophers in the West have ... Fyodor Dostoevsky, Martin Heidegger,
and Nietzsche himself-held that the loss of belief in a metaphysical god that is the
Author: Mark A. Wrathall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The decline of metaphysics and the space this has opened for non-theological understandings of religion.
What is true of the cigarette in this case is true of his beliefs. He has needs, and
he has beliefs with respect to their reduction. He believes that he needs a
cigarette, even though it has been established that in many cases another belief
will cut ...
THE METAPHYSICS OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF The Metaphysics of Religious Belief is a bold and challenging attempt to generate a theory of religious belief
from the concept of the miraculous . Dr Shooman considers the relationship
between a ...
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Fin: Essai sur l'Expérience Moderne du Temps. paris: seuil, 2012. dawson, Jr.,
John W. Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel. Wellesley, Ma:
Author: Nicolas Laos
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this book, Nicolas Laos studies the meaning of the terms "world" and "order," the moral dimensions of each world order model, and wider issues of meaning and interpretation generated by humanity's attempt to live in a meaningful world and to find the logos of the beings and things in the world. The aim of this book is to propose a unified theory of world order (i.e., a theory that combines philosophy, theology, and political theory). In this context, the author provides a thought-provoking (re)interpretation of classical philosophy (placing particular emphasis on Platonism), an in-depth inquiry into medieval philosophy and spirituality (placing particular emphasis on the cultural differences between the Greek East and the Latino-Frankish West), and an intellectually challenging review and evaluation of modern Western philosophy (including Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger) and of Nietzsche's and the postmodernists' revolt against modernity. He then elucidates the philosophical foundations and "pedigree" of each of the three basic political theories of modernity (i.e., Liberalism, Communism, and Fascism), and he studies the basic theoretical debates in International Relations, Geopolitics, and Noopolitics. Finally, Laos proposes a new, "fourth," political theory which he calls "metaphysical republicanism."
Evandro Agazzi That science, metaphysics and religion have a normal and
fruitful interplay has been a deep conviction of Western civilization, and of
Western philosophy in particular, from antiquity until the nineteenth century. This