Philosophy of Charles Hodge: A 19th Century Evangelical Approach to Reason, Knowledge and Truth

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Table of Contents

Author's Note
1 'That First of Living Philosophers' 1
1.1 In Praise of Hamilton 2
1.2 The Rejection of Hamilton 7
1.3 Analysis of the Reasons for the Rejection of Hamilton 23
2 Hodge and German Philosophy 36
2.1 Hodge in Germany 36
2.2 'The Life of Kant' 45
2.3 Pantheism 48
2.4 Hodge's Concept of God 63
2.5 Hodge's Anthropology 75
3 Reason 81
3.1 Nineteenth Century America 81
3.2 Archibald Alexander 90
3.3 The Heart and the Head 96
3.4 Philosophy and Revelation 108
3.5 Reason and the 'Systematic Theology' 118
3.6 Faith 136
4 Knowledge 159
4.1 Answers to Hume 159
4.2 Integrated Knowledge 170
4.3 Varieties of Knowledge 179
4.4 Current Issues 184
4.5 'Can God be Known?' 187
4.6 Conclusions 191
5 A 'Firm and Permanent Structure' 194
5.1 Truth and Relativism 194
5.2 Foundations 199
5.3 A Firm Foundation? 206
5.4 Conclusions 220
Bibliography 223
Index of Names and Subjects 243
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