The Process Of The Cosmos

The Process Of The Cosmos

by Anthony Bernard Kelly


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ISBN-13: 9781581120608
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Problem of the Motive for Creation11
Madigan's argument12
Madigan's claim16
Assessment of Madigan's argument16
Aristotle's initiation of the argument17
Avoiding Aristotle's argument17
The problem of direct Creation18
Confronting Aristotle's argument20
Aristotle's hidden assumption20
Is the world in process?21
Madigan's other claim23
Chapter 2Natural Theology and the Motive for Creation24
Chapter 3The Work of Nicolai Hartmann33
The Teleological nexus and the Causal nexus34
Hartmann's analysis of Spiritual Being35
Hartmann's Ethics and the role of Values39
An explanation of these phenomena45
Hartmann's antinomies47
Hartmann's Ontology50
Strata and Levels distinguished52
Hartmann's analysis of Freedom57
Chapter 4The Emergence of Homo Sapiens Ethicus59
The Nature of Man59
Homo Sapiens Ethicus61
The Relevance of Myth and History67
Emergence of Spiritual Consciousness69
The Axial Period71
Chapter 5The Process of the Cosmos74
The Process of Self-Creation74
Altruism and Morality76
The Emergence of a Moral Sense77
The Problem of Evil78
Man, Culture and Deity80
The Role of Culture83
The Good of Man84
Chapter 6Emergence and the World Process87
Criteria of Emergent Levels90
The Emergent Levels91
Theories of Emergent Evolution93
The Miracle of Life100
Miracles and Emergence101
The World Process101
The Laws of Nature and Natural Law103
Chapter 7The Explanation of the World105
The Emergence of Life108
Challenges to Neo-Darwinism109
Does Life have an Intrinsic Ordering Principle?111
Critique of Harris116
Other Critiques of Neo-Darwinism117
Neo-Darwinism and Biochemistry121
Cosmological Natural Selection?122

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