Atheism and Theism / Edition 2

Atheism and Theism / Edition 2

by J. J. C. Smart, J. J. Haldane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631232591

ISBN-13: 9780631232599

Pub. Date: 12/23/2002

Publisher: Wiley

In this book two philosophers, each committed to unambiguous versions of belief and disbelief, debate the central issues of atheism and theism.

  • Considers one of the oldest and most widely disputed philosophical questions: is there a God?
  • Presents the atheism/theism issue in the form of philosophical debate between two highly regarded scholars,

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Overview

In this book two philosophers, each committed to unambiguous versions of belief and disbelief, debate the central issues of atheism and theism.

  • Considers one of the oldest and most widely disputed philosophical questions: is there a God?
  • Presents the atheism/theism issue in the form of philosophical debate between two highly regarded scholars, widely praised for the clarity and verve of their work.
  • This second edition contains new essays by each philosopher, responding to criticisms and building on their previous work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631232599
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/23/2002
Series:
Great Debates in Philosophy Series, #1
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Introduction: J. J. Haldane and J. J. C. Smart.

Part 1: Atheism and Theism: J. J. C. Smart.

1. Introduction.

2. Theism, Spirituality and Science.

3. The New Teleology and the Old.

4. Pantheism.

5. Fine Tuning and the Anthropic Cosmological Principle.

6. The Argument from the Appearance of Design.

7. God as an Ethical Principle.

8. The Argument from Contingency.

9. The Argument from Religious Experience.

10. Pascal's Wager.

11. Miracles.

12. Higher Criticism of the New Testament.

13. The Problem of Evil.

14. Historical Theism and Metaphysical Theism.

Part 2: Atheism and Theism: J. J. Haldane.

1. Introduction.

2. Theism and Science.

3. Some Varieties of Explanation.

4. 'Old' Teleology.

5. 'New' Teleology.

6. The Cause of Things.

7. God and the World.

8. God, Good and Evil.

9. Liberty and Providence.

10. Theism - Philosophical and Religious.

Part 3: Reply to Haldane: J. J. C. Smart.

1. Methodology.

2. Representation and Intentionality.

3. Consciousness.

4. Chicken and Egg.

5. Eternity and Sempeternity.

6. Theism and the Problem of Evil.

Part 4: Reply to Smart: J. J. Haldane.

1. Methodology.

2. The Existence of God.

3. Metaphysical Matters.

4. Reason, Faith and Revelation.

5. A Religious Conclusion.

Afterword: J. J. C. Smart and J. J. Haldane.

Part 5 Further Reflections on Atheism for the Second Edition: J.J.C. Smart.

Part 6 Further Relections on Theism for the Second Edition: J. J. Haldane.

Bibliography.

Index.

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