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.

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.

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.

Journey to God

Author: Marian Barasch
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595257775
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This book is for the reader who is ready to understand, that he inhabits this planet as a member of a community of people, whose living rights must be respected, without disturbing the other species. Hate, greed, and deceit always lead to misery and war. At this point in evolution, the human species, through the irrational misuse of its intelligence, can destroy in a very short period of time what has taken thousands of years to build. A theory of Universal Energy Spectrum is developed which provides the foundation for a bright future within our chaotic world. Freedom can be a blessing for the enlightened, or in the hands of the unknowledgeable, a means by which to destroy the world. We have unintentionally entered the race for self-destruction. The time has come to regain our sense of direction, and pursue the ever-distancing goal of happiness for all mankind. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn to live by proven principles based on a sturdy alloy of exciting scientific discoveries and tested beliefs.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy

Author: Nicholas Bunnin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470997215
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Philosophy

The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy is a concise reference to the whole history of western philosophy, from ancient Greece to the present day. Spans all the major branches of western philosophical inquiry, all of the key figures Explains the meaning and usage of each philosophical concept in a fresh and engaging style Each entry on philosophical terms concludes with an illustrative quotation from a significant philosopher, to enhance the reader’s understanding Entries on terms and individual philosophers are fully cross-referenced Co-written by the editor of the popular volume The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (Second Edition, 2002)

Twentieth Century Western Philosophy of Religion 1900 2000

Author: Eugene Thomas Long
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401140645
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy

This book provides a historical map of 20th philosophy of religion from absolute idealism to feminism and postmodernism. Dividing the 20th into four eras and eighteen primary strands, the book provides the historical context for the more specialized volumes that follow. This first volume is of interest to those working in the fields of philosophy of religion and theology.

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.

Hegel on Logic and Religion

Author: John W. Burbidge
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079141017X
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

A distinction often missed by Hegelian interpreters is that, for Hegel, logic functions differently when it is applied to the contingencies of nature and history. Burbidge shows that Hegel did not claim to have reached the end of history. The future is open.

Kritik der Religion

Author: Ingolf U. Dalferth
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161490266
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

English summary: Present-day experiences with religion are ambivalent. The critique of religion in the modern age has to a large extent become religion's critique of the modern age. While it is true that a wholesale critique of religion hardly receives any response nowadays, what still matters is the development of differentiating arguments for dealing critically with religions and the religious practice of individuals and communities. The contributors to this volume of 18 essays discuss various approaches from the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis and theology. Their goal is to establish criteria for doing a critical examination and evaluation of religion and the practice of religion in order to determine what is better and worse, acceptable and unacceptable about them. German description: Wahrend es noch vor wenigen Jahrzehnten in der westlichen Welt verbreitet war, Religionen als Traditionsbestande zu verstehen, die sich im Prozess der Moderne selbst erledigen, kann diese Sicht einer gleichsam unaufhaltsamen Sakularisierung und Auflosung der Religionen in modernen Gesellschaften heute grosstenteils als widerlegt gelten. Die Religionskritik der Moderne ist weithin zur Kritik der Religionen an der Moderne geworden. Religionen und ihre Praxis stehen heute kaum mehr unter prinzipiellem Legitimierungsdruck. Zugleich werden uns aber taglich die Ambivalenz der Religionen und ihre konstruktiven wie destruktiven Potentiale vor Augen gefuhrt. Fur pluralistische und liberale Gesellschaften stellt es eine Herausforderung dar, dass sich die lebensleitenden Uberzeugungen von Religionen der Uberfuhrung in verhandelbare Meinungen widersetzen und die Autonomieanspruche der Moderne sich zunehmend der Kritik der Religionen ausgesetzt sehen. Auch wenn eine grundsatzliche und pauschale Religionskritik heute mit Recht kaum noch Gehor findet, kann nicht darauf verzichtet werden, Kriterien fur einen differenzierten Umgang mit Religionen und ihrer religiosen Praxis zu entwickeln, um zu beurteilen, was an ihnen besser und schlechter, akzeptabel und inakzeptabel ist. In den 18 Beitragen dieses Aufsatzbandes geht es darum, welche religionskritischen Argumente heute noch stichhaltig sind und welche Kriterien sich fur den kritischen Umgang mit Religionen und der religiosen Praxis gewinnen lassen.

A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion

Author: Anthony C. Thiselton
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801031205
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

This concise, authoritative encyclopedia from one of the world's most renowned theologians explores all the major themes in the philosophy of religion.

Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

Author: Eugene Thomas Long
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401005166
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy

This collection of original articles, written by leading contemporary European and American philosophers of religion, is presented in celebration of the publication of the fiftieth volume of the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Following the Editor's Introduction, John Macquarrie, Adriaan Peperzak, and Hent de Vries take up central themes in continental philosophy of religion. Macquarrie analyzes postmodernism and its influence in philosophy and theology. Peperzak argues for a form of universality different from that of modern philosophy, and de Vries analyzes an intrinsic and structural relationship between religion and the media. The next three essays discuss issues in analytic philosophy of religion. Philip Quinn argues that religious diversity reduces the epistemic status of exclusivism and makes it possible for a religious person to be justified while living within a pluralistic environment. William Wainwright plumbs the work of Jonathan Edwards in order to better understand debates concerning freedom, determinism, and the problem of evil, and William Hasker asks whether theological incompatibilism is less inimical to traditional theism than some have supposed. Representing the Thomist tradition, Fergus Kerr challenges standard readings of Aquinas on the arguments for the existence of God. David Griffin analyzes the contributions of process philosophy to the problem of evil and the relation between science and religion. Illustrating comparative approaches, Keith Ward argues that the Semitic and Indian traditions have developed a similar concept of God that should be revised in view of post-Enlightenment theories of the individual and the historical. Keith Yandell explores themes in the Indian metaphysical tradition and considers what account of persons is most in accord with reincarnation and karma doctrines. Feminist philosophy of religion is represented in Pamela Anderson's article, in which she argues for a gender-sensitive and more inclusive approach to the craving for infinitude.

The Philosophical Poetics of Alfarabi Avicenna and Averroes

Author: Salim Kemal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136121302
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy

This book examines the studies of Aristotle's Poetics and its related texts in which three Medieval philosophers - Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes - proposed a conception of poetic validity (beauty), and a just relation between subjects in a community (goodness). The work considers the relation of the Poetics to other Aristotelian texts, the transmission of these works to the commentators' context, and the motivations driving the commentators' reception of the texts. The book focuses on issues central to the classical relation of beauty to truth and goodness.

The Blackwell Companion to The Problem of Evil

Author: Justin P. McBrayer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118607978
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Philosophy

The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil presents acollection of original essays providing both overview and insight,clarifying and evaluating the philosophical and theological“problem of evil” in its various contexts andmanifestations. Features all original essays that explore the various forms ofthe problems of evil, offering theistic responses that attempt toexplain evil as well as discussion of the challenges facing suchexplanations Includes section introductions with a historical essay thattraces the developments of the issues explored Acknowledges the fact that there are many problems of evil,some of which apply only to those who believe in concepts such ashell and some of which apply to non-theists Represents views from the various religious traditions,including Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim

The Opening of Hegel s Logic

Author: Stephen Houlgate
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557532575
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Philosophy

Hegel is one of the most important modern philosophers, whose thought influenced the development of existentialism, Marxism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. Yet Hegel's central text, the monumental Science of Logic, still remains for most philosophers (both figuratively and literally) a firmly closed book. The purpose of The Opening of Hegel's Logic is to dispel the myths that surround the Logic and to show that Hegel's unjustly neglected text is a work of extraordinary subtlety and insight. Part One of The Opening of Hegel's Logic argues that the Logic provides a rigorous derivation of the fundamental categories of thought and contrasts Hegel's approach to the categories with that of Kant. It goes on to examine the historical and linguistic presuppositions of Hegel's self-critical, "presuppositionless" logic and, in the process, considers several signifi-cant criticisms of such logic advanced by Schelling, Feuerbach, Gadamer, and Kierkegaard. Separate chapters are devoted to the relation between logic and ontology in Hegel's Logic and to the relation between the Logic itself and the Phenomenology. Part Two contains the text - in German and English - of the first two chapters of Hegel's Logic, which cover such categories as being, becoming, something, limit, finitude, and infinity. Part Three then provides a clear and accessible commentary on these two chapters that both examines Hegel's arguments in detail and relates his insights to those of other philosophers, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and Levinas. The Opening of Hegel's Logic aims to help students and scholars read Hegel's often formidably difficult text for themselves and discover the wealth of philosophical riches that it contains. It also argues that Hegel's project of a presuppositionless science of logic is one that deserves serious consideration today.

Logic and System

Author: M. Clark
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401197113
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science

This book will examine one of the oldest problems in understanding what Hegel was trying to do. What is the place ofthe Logic in the Hegelian system? That is, how did Hegel see the relation between "pure thought" and its origins or applications in our many forms of experience? A novel approach to this old question has been adopted. This book will study Hegers account of what he regarded as the dosest "illustrations" of pure thinking, namely the way we find our thought in language and the way philosophieal truths are expressed in religious talk. The preface will indicate the problem and the approach. The introduction will examine three recent works on Hegel and suggest how they invite the sort of study which is pro posedhere. of all wisdom, a time There was a time when Hegel was read as the source also when he was treated only as an occasion of ridicule. Both are now past. The attitude of metaphysicians is more cautious, that oftheir opponents more receptive. Each side is better prepared to allow those who hold an assured place in the history of philosophy to speak for themselves and reveal their achievements and their limits. In this atmosphere there is special reason, on both sides, for the study of Hege!. No one has made such extreme claims for metaphysical thought and developed it so extensively and systematieally. No one has demanded more from posterity in the criticism of such thought.