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The Power of Logic

Author: Frances Howard-Snyder,Ryan Wasserman,Daniel Howard-Snyder

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078038198

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

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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,Frances Howard-Snyder,Ryan Wasserman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259358302

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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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.

Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology

Author: Louis Pojman,Michael Rea

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111305447

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

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The most comprehensive text in its field, this anthology includes 74 articles in 9 areas of philosophy of religion: The Concept of God; Traditional Arguments for the Existence of God; Religious Experience; The Problem of Evil; Miracles, Death and Immortality; Faith and Reason; Science, Religion, and Evolution; and Religious Pluralism. The arrangement of the articles and the introductions which accompany them help students place the readings in their historical or contemporary context, and to ensure that students can be exposed to a spectrum of viewpoints. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

God, Philosophy, and Academic Culture

A Discussion Between Scholars in the AAR and the APA

Author: William J. Wainwright

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780788503023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 87

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A striking feature of the current philosophical scene is the division between those philosophers of religion primarily associated with the American Philosophical Association and those primarily associated with the American Academy of Religion. This difference is loosely correlated with two others: the comparative dominance of analytic philosophy in the APA and of hermeneutical philosophy in the AAR, and the greater visibility of traditional theists in the APA. In this book eight prominent philosophers of religion from these organizations explore the historical, cultural, and philosophical roots of these differences, their connections, and the prospects for rapprochement.

The Power of Negativity

Selected Writings on the Dialectic in Hegel and Marx

Author: Raya Dunayevskaya

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739159453

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Raya Dunayevskaya is hailed as the founder of Marxist-Humanism in the United States. In this new collection of her essays co-editors Peter Hudis and Kevin B. Anderson have crafted a work in which the true power and originality of Dunayevskaya's ideas are displayed. This extensive collection of writings on Hegel, Marx, and dialectics captures Dunayevskaya's central dictum that, contrary to the established views of Hegelians and Marxists, Hegel was of signal importance to the theory and practice of Marxism. The Power of Negativity sheds light not only on Marxist-Humanism and the rooting of Dunayevskaya's Marxist-Humanist theories in Hegel, but also on the life of one of America's most penetrating and provocative critical thinkers.

God and the Philosophers

The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason

Author: Thomas V. Morris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195101195

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

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God and the Philosophers offers a series of highly personal, thoughtful essays by traditionally religious philosophers, such as William P. Alston, William J. Wainsright, and Marilyn McCord Adams, revealing the power of belief in their intellectually rigorous lives and work.

Kritik der Religion

zur Aktualität einer unerledigten philosophischen und theologischen Aufgabe

Author: Ingolf U. Dalferth,Hans-Peter Grosshans

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161490262

Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

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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.

The Blackwell Companion to The Problem of Evil

Author: Justin P. McBrayer,Daniel Howard-Snyder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111860797X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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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

Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

Author: Eugene Thomas Long

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401005168

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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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 National Element in Hermann Cohen's Philosophy and Religion

Author: Hartwig Wiedebach

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004232613

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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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.

The Power of Language in the Making of International Law

The Word Sovereignty in Bodin and Vattel and the Myth of Westphalia

Author: Stéphane Beaulac

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004136983

Category: Law

Page: 200

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It is in the intellectual context of the new possibility of philosophy, and the great new challenge facing philosophy, that I place Stephane Beaulac's important book. His work takes advantage, in particular, of several of the hard-earned lessons of twentieth-century philosophy and social experience. "From the Foreword,"

Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

Author: Mr Paul Richard Blum

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409480712

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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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.

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115399

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, first published in 1785, is still one of the most widely read and influential works of moral philosophy. This Broadview edition combines a newly revised version of T.K. Abbott’s respected translation with material crucial for placing the Groundwork in the context of Kant’s broader moral thought. A varied selection of other ethical writings by Kant on subjects including our moral duties, fundamental principles of justice, the concept of happiness, and the relation of morality to religion are included, along with important criticisms of Kant’s ethics by Fichte, Schiller, Hegel, and Sidgwick.

Identity and Difference

Studies in Hegel's Logic, Philosophy of Spirit, and Politics

Author: Philip T. Grier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791471685

Category: Philosophy

Page: 297

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

The Power of the Sea

Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters

Author: Bruce Parker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230112247

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible account of scientific discovery. The result is a compelling scientific journey, from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System. It is a journey still underway, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of El Niño and climate change caused by global warming.

The Opening of Hegel's Logic

From Being to Infinity

Author: Stephen Houlgate

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557532572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

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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.

Religion, Rationality and Community

Sacred and secular in the thought of Hegel and his critics

Author: Robert Gascoigne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400950519

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

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This study is an attempt to examine the relationships between religious belief and the humanism of the Enlightenment in the philosophy of Hegel and of a group of thinkers who related to his thought in various ways during the 1840's. It begins with a study of the ways in which Hegel attempted to evolve a genuinely Christian humanism by his demonstration that the modern understanding of man as a free and rational subject derived its strength and validity from the union of God and human existence in the incarnation. The rest of this study is con cerned with two different forms of opposition to Hegel: first, the criti cal discipleship of the Young Hegelians and Moses Hess, who insisted that Hegel's notion of Christian humanism was false because religious belief was necessarily inimical to a clear consciousness of social evil and the determination to abolish it; second, the religious opposition to the Enlightenment in the thought of Schelling and Kierkegaard, which emphasized God's transcendence to human reason and the insig nificance of secular history. In the years leading up to the revolution of 1848, Hegel's synthesis was rejected in favour of the assertion of atheistic humanism or religious otherworldliness. Chapter One, after discussing the young Hegel's critique of the social and political effects of Christianity, examines the union of religi ous belief, speculative philosophy and the rational state in Hegel's mature system.

The Power of Huacas

Change and Resistance in the Andean World of Colonial Peru

Author: Claudia Brosseder

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292756941

Category: History

Page: 478

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The role of the religious specialist in Andean cultures of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries was a complicated one, balanced between local traditions and the culture of the Spanish. In The Power of Huacas, Claudia Brosseder reconstructs the dynamic interaction between religious specialists and the colonial world that unfolded around them, considering how the discourse about religion shifted on both sides of the Spanish and Andean relationship in complex and unexpected ways. In The Power of Huacas, Brosseder examines evidence of transcultural exchange through religious history, anthropology, and cultural studies. Taking Andean religious specialists—or hechizeros (sorcerers) in colonial Spanish terminology—as a starting point, she considers the different ways in which Andeans and Spaniards thought about key cultural and religious concepts. Unlike previous studies, this important book fully outlines both sides of the colonial relationship; Brosseder uses extensive archival research in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Italy, and the United States, as well as careful analysis of archaeological and art historical objects, to present the Andean religious worldview of the period on equal footing with that of the Spanish. Throughout the colonial period, she argues, Andean religious specialists retained their own unique logic, which encompassed specific ideas about holiness, nature, sickness, and social harmony. The Power of Huacas deepens our understanding of the complexities of assimilation, showing that, within the maelstrom of transcultural exchange in the Spanish Americas, European paradigms ultimately changed more than Andean ones.

Heroes and Philosophy

Buy the Book, Save the World

Author: David K. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470730393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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The first unauthorized look at the philosophy behind Heroes, one of TV's most popular shows When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggle to cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use their new power for good or for evil. Every episode of Tim Kring's hit TV show Heroes is a philosophical quandary. Heroes and Philosophy is the first book to analyze how philosophy makes this show so compelling. It lets you examine questions crucial to our existence as thinking, rational beings. Is the Company evil, or good? Does Hiro really have a destiny? Do we? Is it okay to lie in order to hide your powers or save the world? Heroes and Philosophy offers answers to these and other intriguing questions. Brings the insight of history's philosophical heavyweights such as Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings Adds a fun and fascinating dimension to your understanding of the show Expands your thinking about Heroes as the series expands from graphic and text novels to action figures and a video game Whether you're new to Heroes or have been a fan since day one, this book will take your enjoyment of the show to the next level.

The Elements of Philosophy

Containing, I. The Most Useful Parts of Logic, ... II. A Brief View Both of ... Moral Philosophy, ... By Samuel Johnson

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 271

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