The Power of Logic

Author: Frances Howard-Snyder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078038197
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Philosophy

This fifth edition of The Power of Logic offers an introduction to informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic. The authors’ direct and accessible writing style, along with a wealth of engaging examples and challenging exercises, makes this an ideal text for today’s logic classes.

Logic and the Nature of God

Author: Stephen T. Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349063529
Release Date: 1983-06-30
Genre: Philosophy

The book '... should be assured of the attention of the many on both sides of the Atlantic who are fascinated by this subject.' John Hick

The Coherence of Theism

Author: Richard Swinburne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191085321
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Genre: Philosophy

The Coherence of Theism investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God. Richard Swinburne concludes that despite philosophical objections, most traditional claims about God are coherent (that is, do not involve contradictions); and although some of the most important claims are coherent only if the words by which they are expressed are being used in analogical senses, this is the way in which theologians have usually claimed that they are being used. When the first edition of this book was published in 1977, it was the first book in the new 'analytic' tradition of philosophy of religion to discuss these issues. Since that time there have been very many books and discussions devoted to them, and this new, substantially rewritten, second edition takes account of these discussions and of new developments in philosophy generally over the past 40 years. These discussions have concerned how to analyse the claim that God is 'omnipotent', whether God can foreknow human free actions, whether God is everlasting or timeless, and what it is for God to be a 'necessary being'. On all these issues this new edition has new things to say.

The Power of Logic

Author: Charles S. Layman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072875879
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

This introductory level text carries the conviction that logic is the most important course that college students take. The Power of Logic provides balanced coverage of informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic, while its companion online supplement, Logic Tutor, offers a wealth of applications for the concepts discussed. Layman’s direct and accessible writing style, along with his plentiful examples and imaginative exercises, make this the best text for today's logic classes.

Russell on Religion

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415180929
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Philosophy

Russell on Religion presents a comprehensive and accessible selection of Bertrand Russell's writing on religion and related topics from the turn of the century to the end of his life. The influence of religion pervades almost all Bertrand Russell's writings from his mathematical treatises to his early fiction. Russell contends with religion as a philosopher, as a historian, as a social critic and as a private individual. The papers in this volume are arranged chronologically for optimum coherence of the development of Russell's thinking and are divided into five main sections: * Personal statements * Religion and Philosophy * Religion and Science * Religion and Morality * Religion and History. Students at all levels will find this a valuable insight into Russell's thought on religion.

Looseleaf for The Power of Logic

Author: Daniel Howard-Snyder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1259358305
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Philosophy

This fifth edition of The Power of Logic offers an introduction to informal logic, traditional categorical logic, and modern symbolic logic. The authors’ direct and accessible writing style, along with a wealth of engaging examples and challenging exercises, makes this an ideal text for today’s logic classes.

Logic and Sin in the Writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Author: Philip R. Shields
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226753026
Release Date: 1998-02-28
Genre: Philosophy

Philip R. Shields shows that ethical and religious concerns inform even the most technical writings on logic and language, and that, for Wittgenstein, the need to establish clear limitations is both a logical and an ethical demand. Rather than merely saying specific things about theology and religion, major texts from the Tractatus to the Philosophical Investigations express their fundamentally religious nature by showing that there are powers which bear down upon and sustain us. Shields finds a religious view of the world at the very heart of Wittgenstein's philosophy. "Shields argues that the appearance throughout Wittgenstein's writings of such concepts as ritual, limit, transgression, a change of will, pride, temptation, and judgment implies a relation between religion and the logical aspects of Wittgenstein's philosophy."—Choice "Of the many recent books about Wittgenstein, Logic and Sin is one of the very few that are well worth having"—Fergus Kerr, Modern Theology "What Shields has uncovered in Wittgenstein's religious sensibility is something genuine and profound. . . . Shields has not just written an important book on Wittgenstein but an enlightening work that invites further reflection."—Eric O. Springsted, Cross Currents

Letters to Doubting Thomas

Author: C. Stephen Layman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195308143
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

The evidence for the existence of God is explored in this series of fictionalized letters between a philosopher and an old college friend who appeals to him for help in sorting out his thoughts about God.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Author: William Wainwright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198031581
Release Date: 2004-12-16
Genre: Reference

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion contains newly commissioned chapters by 21 prominent experts who cover the field in a comprehensive but accessible manner. Each chapter is expository, critical, and representative of a distinctive viewpoint.

Identity and Difference

Author: Philip T. Grier
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791471683
Release Date: 2008-06-05
Genre: Philosophy

Contributors draw on Hegel’s account of identity and difference to challenge conventional theories of identity.

Pointing at the Moon

Author: Jay L. Garfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199700707
Release Date: 2009-09-11
Genre: Religion

This volume collects essays by philosophers and scholars working at the interface of Western philosophy and Buddhist Studies. Many have distinguished scholarly records in Western philosophy, with expertise in analytic philosophy and logic, as well as deep interest in Buddhist philosophy. Others have distinguished scholarly records in Buddhist Studies with strong interests in analytic philosophy and logic. All are committed to the enterprise of cross-cultural philosophy and to bringing the insights and techniques of each tradition to bear in order to illuminate problems and ideas of the other. These essays address a broad range of topics in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics, and demonstrate the fecundity of the interaction between the Buddhist and Western philosophical and logical traditions.

The Logic Book

Author: Merrie Bergmann
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077578336
Release Date: 2013-02-08
Genre: Philosophy

The Logic Book is a leading text for symbolic logic courses that presents all concepts and techniques with clear, comprehensive explanations. There is a wealth of carefully constructed examples throughout the text, and its flexible organization places materials within largely self-contained chapters that allow instructors the freedom to cover the topics they want, in the order they choose.

Heaven

Author: Jerry L. Walls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198027281
Release Date: 2002-08-15
Genre: Religion

The Christian doctrine of heaven has been a moral source of enormous power in western culture. It has provided a striking account of the ultimate good in life and has for two millennia animated the hope that our lives can be fully meaningful. Recently, however, the doctrine of heaven has lost much of its grip on the western imagination and has become a vague and largely ignored part of the Christian creed. Not only have our hopes been redefined as a result, but our very identity as human beings has been altered. In this book, Jerry L. Walls argues that the doctrine of heaven is ripe for serious reconsideration. He contends not only that the orthodox view of heaven can be defended from objections commonly raised against it, but also that heaven is a powerful resource for addressing persistent philosophical problems, not the least of which concern the ground of morality and the meaning of life. Walls shows how heaven is integrally related to central Christian doctrines, particularly those concerning salvation, and tackles the difficult problem of why faith in Christ is necessary to save us from our sins. In addition, heaven is shown to illumine thorny problems of personal identity and to be an essential component of a satisfactory theodicy. Walls goes on to examine data from near-death experiences from the standpoint of some important recent work in epistemology and argues that they offer positive evidence for heaven. He concludes that we profoundly need to recover the hope of heaven in order to recover our very humanity.

The National Element in Hermann Cohen s Philosophy and Religion

Author: Hartwig Wiedebach
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004232617
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Genre: Philosophy

Hermann Cohen was a Jewish-German thinker with a passion for philosophy. Two forms of national engagement influenced his philosophical system and his Jewish thought: a cultural-political 'Germanness' (Deutschtum) and a religious Judaism beyond the political.

Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

Author: Mr Paul Richard Blum
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409480716
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Religion

The Philosophy of Religion is one result of the Early Modern Reformation movements, as competing theologies purported truth claims which were equal in strength and different in contents. Renaissance thought, from Humanism through philosophy of nature, contributed to the origin of the modern concepts of God. This book explores the continuity of philosophy of religion from late medieval thinkers through humanists to late Renaissance philosophers, explaining the growth of the tensions between the philosophical and theological views. Covering the work of Renaissance authors, including Lull, Salutati, Raimundus Sabundus, Plethon, Cusanus, Valla, Ficino, Pico, Bruno, Suárez, and Campanella, this book offers an important understanding of the current philosophy/religion and faith/reason debates and fills the gap between medieval and early modern philosophy and theology.