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Essays & addresses, on the philosophy of religion

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Published by J. M. Dent, Dutton in London, Toronto, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jesus Christ -- Messiahship,
  • Troeltsch, Ernst, 1865-1923,
  • Religion -- Philosophy,
  • God

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEssays and addresses on the philosophy of religion.
    StatementFriedrich Von Hügel.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL51 H9 1921
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14006835M

    Ay, there's the rub. He mastered Peano's new symbolism and his set of axioms for arithmetic. Regarding Forrester's remaining political option, his leapfrogging from Tertullian to the Anabaptists misses the political theology of Western monasticism, which produced not only the witnessing cloister but also a brand of church-state theory e. His views on science have become integrated into the contemporary debate in the philosophy of science as a form of Structural Realism, people such as Elie Zahar and Ioannis Votsis have discussed the implications of his work for our understanding of science. Then Clifford gives us his famous principle: "It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence.

    Having constructed an elephant upon which the mathematical world could rest, I found the elephant tottering, and proceeded to construct a tortoise to keep the elephant from falling. The ancient era was dominated by Greek philosophical schools which arose out of the various pupils of Socrates, such as Platowho founded the Platonic Academy and his student Aristotle[37] founding the Peripatetic schoolwho were both extremely influential in Western tradition. In some cases, it is the better part of wisdom to believe that p even in the absence of sufficient evidence for p. Like this term paper?

    The ancient era was dominated by Greek philosophical schools which arose out of the various pupils of Socrates, such as Platowho founded the Platonic Academy and his student Aristotle[37] founding the Peripatetic schoolwho were both extremely influential in Western tradition. QuineJohn R. Chapters 6 and 7 develop a Peircean schema for distinguishing religious experience from other similar types of experience. Beginning in the s, Russell wrote frequently for The Nation on changing morals, disarmament and literature. What is the " logical form " of definite descriptions: how, in Frege's terms, could we paraphrase them to show how the truth of the whole depends on the truths of the parts?


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Essays & addresses, on the philosophy of religion book

Marxism and the Nazi movement of the s and '40s are both, technically, religions, but they act as a severe detriment to Christianity or other theistic beliefs. Russell then discovered that Gottlob Frege had independently arrived at equivalent definitions for 0, successor, and number, and the definition of number is now usually referred to as the Frege-Russell definition.

Philosophy

The most important aspect of philosophy of religion is if God exists and what God means to us Collins Trueblood considers this a threat almost as severe as the aforementioned blight of Dialectical materialism.

It was very insightful, and has helped to clear up questions I've had about religious thought. If any part of a religion is ever proved false, then the belief as a whole is thus untrue.

The next two sections of Philosophy of Religion deal with problems encountered by those attempting to be faithful to a religion. Although the separation of the two may initially seem an artificial one, precisely against the " spirit of both Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard" which the essays are said to exemplify, it does in fact often result in the kind of overlap and repetition which are quite fruitful-for example, as in the mutually illuminating correspondence between the constructive philosophical suggestions about metaphor in the first part Whittaker and the presentation of the specifically Kierkegaardian understanding of the metaphorical ' language of love ' in the second part Walsh.

This volume, likewise, provides a snapshot of the field - fifty years along - and addresses many of the same topics. Socrates was a very influential philosopher, who insisted that he possessed no wisdom but was a pursuer of wisdom.

Our writing service will save you time and grade. This engages his thoughts in religion; and here it mightily lies upon him to understand and reason right. Still, New Essays also contains early strains of three new and distinct themes in the analytic treatment of religion - themes that would become prominent over the half-century to follow.

The debate has always focused on the four attributes of God, which include; omnipotence, omniscience, e goodness and eternity Collins First, as mentioned above, there is an ongoing tradition of reflection on religion that takes its cues from Wittgenstein's "Lectures on Religious Belief," "Remarks on Frazer's 'Golden Bough,' " and "Culture and Value.

But I believe that I should not have to attend church regularly just to know Him and be saved. Even Russell's biographer, the philosopher Ray Monk, no admirer of Russell's personal snobbery, characterised his work on the philosophy of mathematics as intense, august and incontestably great [23] and acknowledged, in the preface to the second volume of his biography, that he is one of the indisputably great philosophers of the twentieth century.

However, the Buddha Siddhartha Gautama never claimed to be divine, but rather he is viewed by Buddhists as having attained what they are also striving to attain, which is spiritual enlightenment and, with it, freedom from the continuous cycle of life and death.

Islamic thinkers also developed a scientific methodexperimental medicine, a theory of optics and a legal philosophy.

Defining Religion

Then Clifford gives us his famous principle: "It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence. Page 1 of 3. What is the " logical form " of definite descriptions: how, in Frege's terms, could we paraphrase them to show how the truth of the whole depends on the truths of the parts?

The rationality of the belief Some critics argue that the religious belief is a basic belief that can be rationally held without necessarily inferring from other beliefs.

The dreaded "verifiability criterion of meaning" championed by many logical positivists claimed in some of its versions that statements that are neither analytic nor empirically verifiable are, strictly speaking, meaningless.

As Stewart Shapiro explains in his Thinking About Mathematics, Russell's attempts to solve the paradoxes led to the ramified theory of types, which, though it is highly complex and relies on the doubtful axiom of reducibility, actually manages to solve both syntactic and semantic paradoxes at the expense of rendering the logicist project suspect and introducing much complexity in the PM system.

Coupled with Russell's other doctrines, this influenced the logical positivistswho formulated the theory of emotivism or non-cognitivismwhich states that ethical propositions along with those of metaphysics were essentially meaningless and nonsensical or, at best, little more than expressions of attitudes and preferences.

Next one much chose a religion that is rightfully suited for them. He longed for eternal truths, as he makes clear in his famous essay, "A Free Man's Worship"widely regarded as a masterpiece of prose, but a work that Russell came to dislike.

Essay, Research Paper: Philosophy Of Religion

The fourth section, Philosophical Theology, is closely related to the preceding section. The most widely anthologized of the pieces from the collection - the "University discussion" among Antony Flew, R.

They are impossible to validate, and Trueblood gives them a slanted approach. In his discussion of the concept of "Faith," Locke writes: He that believes without having any Reason for believing, may be in love with his own Fancies; but neither seeks Truth as he ought, nor pays the Obedience due to his Maker, who would have him use those discerning Faculties he has given him, to keep him out of Mistake and Errour.Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason, Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself - questions about man’s place in the universe and the nature of the good life, questions that involve life.

The essential Reinhold Niebuhr: selected essays and addresses User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Niebuhr was the towering giant of Protestant theology in his time, and also an incisive political thinker during the tumultuous years from the Great Depression to Vietnam.

Discussion of themes and motifs in Baron Friedrich von Hugel's Essays and Addresses on the Philosophy of Religion. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of Essays and.

Apr 27,  · Defining Religion, then, is fundamentally a book about inquiring into religion by means of philosophy. Like all of Neville’s books, Defining Religionpossesses a distinct architectonic structure.

It is divided into five sections, and each section has four chapters. A brief preface addresses the book. The essays on philosophy are generally well thought out and interesting, and even the essays on religion help to show how the religious mind works and why people tend to follow religions.

So overall, it’s a fascinating book, and even if you identify more strongly with one way of life, you should be able to find useful insights from the. Essays & Addresses on the Philosophy of Religion - Kindle edition by Friedrich Von Hugel.

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