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Author : K.H.A. Esmail
Publisher : Vernon Press
Release : 2019-02-01
Page : 370
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 162273520X
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This is a clear and original investigation of God's nature and existence. First of all, it considers two of God’s traditional properties: being all-knowing and being all-powerful. It argues he cannot possess these properties. But, it argues this is in accord with him being worthy of worship. Secondly, it introduces the notion of evil being “overridden”. It argues he has to bring about other free living things and it is plausible they have to be liable to experience evil due to their conditions. But, it argues the evil in this world is “overridden”. Thirdly, it considers the principal arguments for the claim he does not exist. (They refer to the evil in the world.) It argues they do not establish sufficient grounds for this claim. Finally, it considers some well-known arguments for the claim he exists. It argues they face difficulties. It sets out other arguments: eg, some arguments to increase any degree of belief one has that God can exist. It includes a number of Appendices: God’s sovereignty; Are there sufficient grounds for the claim that, very probably, God does not exist; Theodicy and some theodicies; .... It covers as a whole the principal parts of the Philosophy of Religion. It unifies these parts to a significant degree. It proceeds regularly by way of formal and clear arguments. It will be of interest to advanced students and specialists in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology. Given its explanation of key terms, its jargon-free language, its clarity and brevity.... , it will be of interest to others, too.


Author : K.H.A.Esmail
Publisher : Vernon Press
Release : 2021-09-07
Page : 449
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1648892876
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This is a clear and original investigation of God’s nature and existence. First of all, it considers (among other things) two of God’s traditional properties: being all-knowing and being all-powerful. It argues he cannot possess these properties. But, it argues this is in accord with him being worthy of worship. Secondly, it introduces the notion of evil being “overridden”. It argues he has to bring about other free living things and it is plausible they have to be liable to experience evil due to their conditions. But, it argues the evil in this world is “overridden”. Thirdly, it considers the principal arguments for the claim he does not exist. (They refer to the evil in the world.) It argues they do not establish sufficient grounds for this claim. Finally, it considers some well-known arguments for the claim he exists. It argues they face difficulties. It sets out other arguments: eg, some arguments to increase any degree of belief one has that God can exist. It includes a number of Appendices: God’s sovereignty; Are there sufficient grounds for the claim that, very probably, God does not exist?; Theodicy and some theodicies; Some further remarks on God and time; Some further remarks on a living thing which possesses the power to do this or that freely; ... It covers as a whole the principal parts of the Philosophy of Religion. It unifies these parts to a significant degree. It proceeds regularly by way of formal and clear arguments. It will be of interest to advanced students and specialists in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology. Given its explanation of key terms, its jargon-free language, its clarity and brevity.... , it will be of interest to others, too.


Author : K.H.A. Esmail
Publisher : Vernon Press
Release : 2016-11-28
Page : 290
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1622731484
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This is a clear and original investigation of God's nature and existence. First of all, it considers two of God’s traditional properties: being all-knowing and being all-powerful. It argues he cannot possess these properties. But, it argues this is in accord with him being worthy of worship. Secondly, it introduces the notion of evil being “overridden”. It argues he has to bring about other free living things and it is plausible they have to be liable to experience evil due to their conditions. But, it argues the evil in this world is “overridden”. Thirdly, it considers the principal arguments for the claim he does not exist. (They refer to the evil in the world.) It argues they do not establish sufficient grounds for this claim. Finally, it considers some well-known arguments for the claim he exists. It argues they face difficulties. It sets out other arguments. It covers as a whole the principal parts of the Philosophy of Religion. It unifies these parts to a significant degree. It proceeds regularly by way of formal and clear arguments. These arguments are frequently original. It will be of interest to advanced students and specialists in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology. Given its explanation of key terms, its jargon-free language, its clarity and brevity.... , it will be of interest to others, too.


Author : Yujin Nagasawa
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2011-04-19
Page : 194
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1136737456
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Does God exist? What are the various arguments that seek to prove the existence of God? Can atheists refute these arguments? The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction assesses classical and contemporary arguments concerning the existence of God: the ontological argument, introducing the nature of existence, possible worlds, parody objections, and the evolutionary origin of the concept of God the cosmological argument, discussing metaphysical paradoxes of infinity, scientific models of the universe, and philosophers’ discussions about ultimate reality and the meaning of life the design argument, addressing Aquinas’s Fifth Way, Darwin’s theory of evolution, the concept of irreducible complexity, and the current controversy over intelligent design and school education. Bringing the subject fully up to date, Yujin Nagasawa explains these arguments in relation to recent research in cognitive science, the mathematics of infinity, big bang cosmology, and debates about ethics and morality in light of contemporary political and social events. The book also includes fascinating insights into the passions, beliefs and struggles of the philosophers and scientists who have tackled the challenge of proving the existence of God, including Thomas Aquinas, and Kurt Gödel - who at the end of his career as a famous mathematician worked on a secret project to prove the existence of God. The Existence of God: A Philosophical Introduction is an ideal gateway to the philosophy of religion and an excellent starting point for anyone interested in arguments about the existence of God.


Author : Paul Copan
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2016-10-19
Page : 128
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830894462
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What's the point of studying philosophy when we have theology? Philosophy sometimes suffers from an inferiority complex in the church. But Paul Copan contends that it is possible to affirm theology's preeminence without diminishing the contribution of philosophy. This brief introduction surveys philosophy's basic aims and defends its function in the Christian life.


Author : Augustine
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2000-11-01
Page : 400
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0679641947
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'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul.' Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from A.D. 396 until his death in A.D. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. 'Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind,' wrote Edward Gibbon. 'He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin.' And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: 'There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiritual, and cultural force.'


Author : Jack S. Crumley, II
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2006-04-17
Page : 240
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0742572129
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Crumley introduces four core areas in contemporary philosophy of the mind: the mind/body problem, mental content (intentionality), mental causation, and the nature of consciousness. The book is distinctive in its further coverage of such fascinating topics as the nature of mental images, theories of concepts, and whether or not computers can think.


Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher :
Release : 1894
Page :
Category : Christianity
ISBN 13 :
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Author : A. L. Herman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-04
Page : 181
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 0429982380
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"“I have read Arthur Herman’s Introduction to Hinduism with considerable interest and pleasure. It is bold and innovative, clearly written, well organized, and quite provocative.” —Eliot Deutsch University of Ha wail at Manoa "


Author : Jean W. Rioux
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2004-04-14
Page : 298
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1725241463
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The complete title of one of the most famous works ever written, Isaac Newton's Principia, was actually Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, or "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy". Sadly, many contemporary philosophers would be hard-pressed to say just what natural philosophy (or philosophy of nature) is all about. Without question, the philosophy of nature has received relatively less attention than ethics and metaphysics for some time. In "Nature, the Soul, and God," Jean W. Rioux has brought together a number of important readings in natural philosophy, from the Pre-Socratic philosophers and Aristotle to the 19th-century entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre. Collectively, they present three ways in which one might conceive of the natural world in a pre-scientific reflection upon the way things are: either the classical materialism of Empedocles, Democritus, and Epicurus, the formalism of Plato, or the hylomorphic view espoused and defended by Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. In the sections following the consideration of nature are selections from these representative views concerning the immortality of the soul and the existence of God. Through the medium of philosophers both ancient and modern, Rioux makes the point that one's philosophical account of the natural world will have an impact upon how one regards human nature, as well as divinity itself. It all begins with nature.


Author : Lajwanti Lahori
Publisher :
Release : 2001-01-01
Page : 147
Category : Theological anthropology
ISBN 13 : 9788121500166
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Description: 'Wonders are many but none more wonderful than man.' Great indeed is man; it appears that the macrocosm is in the microcosm of man's body. He is an old and eternal philosophical problem, which has always been a challenge to thinkers. The author in her present work carries out an in-depth study of the Sikh scriptures with a view to present a systematic exposition of the concept of man in Sikhism. After presenting a brief account of the Sikh history and philosophy, she set forth the Sikh views covering various dimensions and aspects of man, viz. nature and constitution of man; his position in relation to God, universe and society; purpose of his existence, and attainment of summum bonum. According to the Sikh view, man is an integral unity of matter, like, mind and spirit. He is the central figure in the universe. Because spirit and self-consciousness is fundamental in him, he alone has the capacity of freeing himself from matter and mind, and of involution leading to the focus of his Being. His infinite creative power and his capacity to deepen his inwardness endows him with the potentiality to realise the Absolute within. Sikhism advocates a simple technique of Nam Marga which aims at turning the outward flow of mind towards the inward deeper and deeper reality culminating in spiritual experience of the Ultimate.According to the Sikh thought the perfect man is the one who attains to the self-realisation and thereafter leads a spiritual life which is neither fixed nor stagnant, but fluid, active, creative and altruistic helping others to attain to the self-realisation and thus build a society in which social life and ethics are based on the belief that all creatures are same in essence. The author carries out an in-depth philosophical analysis of the above issues concerning man and gives them a detailed exposure. This book would prove to be of great interest to common man in quest of truth about man as well as to the students of philosophy, particularly, philosophy of religion. Contents Preface Chap. I : A Brief History And Philosophy Of The Sikh Religion : 1. Introduction 2. Brief History of the Sikhs 3. Sri Guru Granth Sahib 4. Philosophy of the Sikh Religion 5. Summary Chap. II : NATURE OF MAN : 1. Introduction 2. Constituents of Man 3. Man : Haumai 4. Man : Maya 5. Man : Law of Karma, Hukam and Grace 6. Man : His Functioning and Nature 7. Conclusion Chap. III : MAN : HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH UNIVERSE AND GOD : 1. Introduction 2. Man and the Universe 3. Man : His Relation with God 4. Conclusion Chap. IV : MAN AND SOCIETY : 1. Introduction 2. Background Leading to Sikh Concept of Man and Society 3. Sikh Concept of Man and Society 4. Conclusion Chap. V : IDEAL AND ITS ATTAINMENT : 1. Ideal of Human Life 2. Traditional Margas (Paths) for Attainment of the Ideal and their Evaluation 3. Guru's Marga : Nam Marga 4. Conclusion Chap. VI : CONCEPT OF MAN : AN ANALYSIS : 1. Introduction 2. Constitution and Nature of Man 3. Man : Universe and God 4. Man and Society 5. Ideal and its Attainment 6. The Ideal Man 7. Conclusion


Author : Andrew Bailey
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2019-05-21
Page :
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1770487549
Description :


The Broadview Introduction to Philosophy is a comprehensive anthology that surveys core topics in Western philosophy, including philosophy of religion, theories of knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, social-political philosophy, and issues of life, death, and happiness. Unlike other introductory anthologies, the Broadview offers considerable apparatus to assist the student reader in understanding the texts without simply summarizing them. Each selection includes an introduction discussing the context and structure of the primary reading, as well as thorough annotations designed to clarify unfamiliar terms, references, and argument forms. Canonical texts from the history of philosophy are presented alongside contemporary scholarship; women authors are included throughout.


Author : Andrew Bailey
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2019-06-18
Page :
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1770487557
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This volume of The Broadview Introduction to Philosophy offers a thoughtful selection of readings in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion. Substantial selections from important historical texts are provided (including the entirety of Descartes’s Meditations), as are a number of contemporary readings on each topic. Unlike other introductory anthologies, the Broadview offers considerable apparatus to assist the student reader in understanding the texts without simply summarizing them. Each selection includes an introduction discussing the context and structure of the primary reading, as well as thorough annotations designed to clarify unfamiliar terms, references, and argument forms.


Author : Nicholas Rescher
Publisher :
Release : 1983
Page : 208
Category : Risk
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Justin Stratis
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-07-11
Page : 208
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0567685594
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Justin Stratis explores the meaning of the biblical phrase 'God is love' through an examination of two quintessentially modern Protestant theologians: Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Barth. This book contains both a detailed engagement with Schleiermacher's untranslated lectures on Dialektik and their relation to his more well-known work, as well as a new assessment of Barth's doctrine of God which both respects his radical innovations and yet places him within the stream of traditional, catholic trinitarianism. After considering the complexities of theological predication, and comparing several classical and contemporary approaches to the implication of 'love', Stratis presents and ultimately commends the distinct approaches of Schleiermacher and Barth for their tendency to treat divine love as a 'conclusion' to the doctrine of God, rather than as a conceptual starting point. In contrast to many contemporary approaches, Stratis concludes with the suggestion that God's love is best conceived as his being toward fellowship, rather than as the eminent instance of loving fellowship understood according to human experiences of love.


Author : Andrew Bailey
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2011-07-08
Page : 382
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1551119749
Description :


First Philosophy: God, Mind, and Freedom brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. Andrew Bailey's highly regarded introductory anthology has been revised and updated in this new edition. The comprehensive introductory material for each chapter and selection remains, and new sections on philosophical puzzles and paradoxes and philosophical terminology have been added. New to this edition are readings from Alvin Plantinga, Frank Jackson, David Chalmers, A.J. Ayer, Bernard Williams, and Thomas Nagel.


Author : Rene Descartes
Publisher :
Release : 2019-08-14
Page : 78
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780464194576
Description :


The present volume contains a reprint of the preface and the first part of the Principles of Philosophy, together with selections from the second, third and fourth parts of that work, corresponding to the extracts in the French edition of Gamier, are also given, as well as an appendix containing part of Descartes' reply to the Second Objections (viz., his formal demonstrations of the existence of Deity). The translation is based on the original Latin edition of the Principles, published in 1644. The work had been translated into French during Descartes' lifetime, and personally revised and corrected by him, the French text is evidently deserving of the same consideration as the Latin originals, and consequently, the additions and variations of the French version have also been given--the additions being put in square brackets in the text and the variations in the footnotes.


Author : Stuart Brown
Stuart C. Brown
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2001
Page : 199
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780415212373
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Philosophy of Religion provides an introduction to philosophical thinking about central aspects of religion.


Author : Paul Janet
Publisher :
Release : 1902
Page :
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Robert J. Spitzer
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2010-04-15
Page : 319
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0802863833
Description :


Responding to contemporary popular atheism, Robert J. Spitzer's New Proofs for the Existence of God examines the considerable evidence for God and creation that has come to light from physics and philosophy during the last forty years. An expert in diverse areas, including theology, physics, metaphysics, and ethics, Spitzer offers in this text the most contemporary, complete, and integrated approach to rational theism currently available. "Skepticism about the possibility of proving the existence of God often relies on data from modern science. In this splendid new book Father Robert Spitzer explores the implications of the latest discoveries in big bang cosmology, string theory, quantum physics, and the ontology of time to craft a series of convincing philosophical arguments. To paraphrase a popular commercial, this is not your father's old 'natural theology' textbook ù it's a gripping and compelling account of the best current arguments for theism."ùJoseph W. Koterski, S.J., Foidham University "A most original and insightful case for the existence of God.... Fr. Spitzer's new proofs pose a serious and compelling challenge to the unconscious hegemony of naturalism in the worlds of both philosophy and the sciences."ùFrancis J. Beckwith, Baylor University "Rare is the theologian who keeps abreast of the latest developments in fundamental physics, and even rarer the one who can discuss them with the theological and philosophical sophistication that Fr. Spitzer displays in this book. A challenging and original work."ùStephen M. Barr, University of Delaware, author of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith