Naturalism and Religion
Prometheus Books, 2001 - 506 من الصفحات
This elucidation and defense of naturalism argues that an uncompromising secular orientation is the best framework for the search for meaning and interprets religion in purely naturalistic terms. Part One seeks to demonstrate that religious symbols arise from facts about human beings and the societies in which they live, specifically our needs, fears, and aspirations. Part Two examines arguments for and against naturalism, including the defenses of naturalism by Sidney Hook, Ernest Nagel, Antony Flew, and critical reactions to their views. The forceful and rigorously analytical case made by Jean Hampton against naturalism is also examined, resulting in a clarification of the substantial and sound methodological grounds for naturalism and atheism. Part Three considers the strongest intellectual challenge to secularism and naturalism, namely that of Ludwig Wittgenstein and some of his followers - Norman Malcolm, D. Z. Phillips, Hilary Putnam, Rush Rhees, and Peter Winch.
Nielsen concludes that none of these critiques diminish the cogency and viability of naturalism as the most reasonable basis for viewing our world today.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
Naturalistic Explanations of Religion
AN EXAMINATION OF SOME
Naturalism Under Challenge
9 من الأقسام الأخرى غير ظاهرة
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
analytic philosophy argue arguments articulate assert atheist Axel Hagerstrom Ayer Bouwsma Carnap Christian claim coherent committed conception concerning cosmological critical critique culture Demos Dewey distinctive edited empirical empiricists ethical ethical naturalism evidence existence fact factual faith fallibilism false fideism fixing belief Flew forms gious Hagerstrom Hampton Hilary Putnam Hook and Nagel Hook's human ical incoherent J. L. Mackie justified Kierkegaard kind knowledge language language-games least lives logical Malcolm matter meaning metaphysical methodological naturalism moral Moreover Murphy naturalists Nielsen nonsense Peirce perhaps person Phillips philo philosophical physical Plantinga practices priori propositions Putnam question Quine Railton rational reality reasonable reflective equilibrium reject religion religious belief remarks Richard Rorty Rorty scientific method secular secularists sense Sidney Hook social space-time speak talk theistic theory things thought tion transcendent true truth understand University Press utterances verificationism verificationist Winch Wittgen Wittgenstein Wittgensteinian