God and the Philosophers

God and the Philosophers

by Keith Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800663519

ISBN-13: 9780800663513

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

This timely, new book from renowned theologian and philosopher Keith Ward tells us what Western philosophy's greatest thinkers—from Plato and Aquinas to Kant and Hegel—thought about questions such as the existence of God, the nature of reality and humanity, meaning, value, and purpose. Far from being the enemy of religion, philosophy has more often than

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This timely, new book from renowned theologian and philosopher Keith Ward tells us what Western philosophy's greatest thinkers—from Plato and Aquinas to Kant and Hegel—thought about questions such as the existence of God, the nature of reality and humanity, meaning, value, and purpose. Far from being the enemy of religion, philosophy has more often than not supported a non-materialist view of the universe, argues Ward. This book will be seen as both a brilliant armchair philosophers' primer on the history of religious thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800663513
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Why Plato Was Not a World-Hating Totalitarian 4

2 Why Aquinas' 'Five Ways' Are Not So Bad After All 14

3 Why Does Everybody Hate Cartesian Dualism? 29

4 Why Kicking Stones Cannot Refute Bishop Berkeley 41

5 Why David Hume Is Odder than You Think 54

6 David Hume's Un-Natural Theology 64

7 How Kant Did Not Undermine All Possible Arguments for God 76

8 Whatever Happened to Hegel? 89

9 Why Schopenhauer Was Not Quite an Atheist 102

10 Was Nietzsche a Bad Thing? 115

11 Materialism and Its Discontents 130

Notes 148

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