An Enlightened Philosophy: Can an Atheist Believe Anything?

An Enlightened Philosophy: Can an Atheist Believe Anything?

by Geoff Crocker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846944246
Publisher: Iff Books
Publication date: 03/25/2011
Pages: 131
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Faith and Atheism - a possible synthesis? 1

The main synthesis 2

The detailed argument 5

Humanity today 7

Why people don't believe 8

Creation, complexity, Darwin and Dawkins 8

Contemporary philosophers 13

The history of religion 17

Technology is god? 18

European intellectual cynicism, American believerism and Asian religion 21

A holistic history of humanity 24

Enlightened humanity 28

Enlightenment time line 33

Cogito ergo sum 34

Choice, cause and chance 35

Determination of outcomes 43

Are we alone - does cosmology suggest theism? 45

Metaphysics - from Aristotle to Hegel 51

Current thinking - the paradigm of postmodern society 52

The church in modernity 57

Towards a synthesis 71

The physical connection 72

The soul connection 75

The divine connection 77

The myth connection 78

A proposed synthesis 80

Andre Comte-Sponville

A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues 82

Justice 87

Love 95

Market 97

Institutions 101

The role of the state 106

Myth - and resurrection 107

Myth - the trinity 110

Myth - sibling rivalry 112

Fear 113

The blessed life 114

Hosting the synthesis 117

Bibliography 118

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