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Religion in Psychodynamic Perspective: The Contributions of

Religion in Psychodynamic Perspective: The Contributions of

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We are about ideas and wonder and creating a space where everyone’s imagination can flourish. Among the important contributions of the philosophy of religion to the contemporary discourse about religion is our ability to point out that religions are not, and cannot be, a competitor to science. Kant bases his theory of knowledge, his moral and æsthetic system, and his judgments of finality on the structure of the mind.
Is God a Vegetarian?: Christianity, Vegetarianism, and

Is God a Vegetarian?: Christianity, Vegetarianism, and

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I am very grateful to Adina Roskies, Joshua Knobe, and Martha J. I just read an interesting and thought-provoking argument from Dana Kay Nelkin [1] to the effect that psychopaths – understood here as agents which are morally blind in a particular way – could not be cruel, no matter what they do to people. From the constitution of things, we proceed to their connections in which they stand in relation to all Other; not, however in an accidental, but in a determinate relation, and in which they point back to the original source from which they are a deduction.
Suffering Belief: Evil and the Anglo-American Defense of

Suffering Belief: Evil and the Anglo-American Defense of

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Benthamism the philosophical theory of Jeremy Bentham that the morality of actions is estimated and determined by their utility and that pleasure and pain are both the ultimate Standard of right and wrong and the fundamental motives influencing human actions and wishes. —Benthamite, n. —Benthamic, adj. We can set aside the crude, supernatural notion that God exists as an external object within (or beyond) the world – that would be idolatrous for a monotheist. On the other hand, that same student is given the tools needed to develop her critical writing and thinking skills and dialogical capacities, all of which are easily translatable to myriad areas of employment."
Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular

Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular

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You know it’s wrong, but your world view tells you there is no right and wrong – only actions you happen to favor, and if someone favors the opposite actions you can’t do anything but embrace a might makes right argument – which is a fallacy. He is also said to have remarked that if oxen had gods, they would make them in the image of an ox. If for every individual contingent thing in the universe there is an explanation, why does the whole need a further explanation? Broad has called the "psychic factor. not however as a complete conscious personality. there are three interlocking answers.
The Revolt of the Widows: The Social world of the Apocryphal

The Revolt of the Widows: The Social world of the Apocryphal

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CR/NC grading is not permitted in courses used to fulfill the philosophy major requirements. Let us then provisionally define religion as the totality of an individual�s sincere attitudes and predispositions toward that which serves as the final expression of that individual�s particular primary interest or goal -- which in fact is very much the same as saying, with Whitehead: "Religion is what the individual does with his [or her] own solitariness" (TIM 16). There are circumstances where a 14 year old driving would be the moral choice.
Wittgenstein and Levinas: Ethical and Religious Thought

Wittgenstein and Levinas: Ethical and Religious Thought

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I am happy to admit I am wrong on any point if you can give me a good argument to justify that conclusion.” Let me know, but I think I stuck to your points and pointed out concerns I have with your hidden premises that you are leaping to. Yet it is an attempt to cover the subject in considerable depth and completeness. The first is articulated in Edwards' defense of theological determinism, in a doctrine of occasionalism, and in his insistence that physical objects are only collections of sensible "ideas" while finite minds are mere assemblages of "thoughts" or... [Revised entry by Andrew Janiak on October 10, 2016.
The Philosophy Of Religion On The Basis Of Its History,

The Philosophy Of Religion On The Basis Of Its History,

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Confucian Philosophy in Korea. For example, you can study the tooth fairy scientifically and philosophically. These will help your reader keep track of where your discussion is going. Braithwaite, Nature of Religious Belief, pp. 12-14. 27 JWd., p. 18. CHAPTER 9 The Conflicting Truth Claims of Different Religions MANY FAITHS. however. Moreover, the role of humans has become central for many physicists (e.g., Niels Bohr, Anton Zeilinger) in terms of measurement in quantum mechanics.
Colridge's Writing: Volume 4 on Religion and Psychology

Colridge's Writing: Volume 4 on Religion and Psychology

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Available topics of focus include biblical studies, youth ministry, Christian studies, church business management, religious education and intercultural ministry. The three main types of arguments are the cosmological or first cause argument, the ontological argument, and the teleological or design argument. From the time of Christian leaders like Origen, the notion of universal salvation for Christians and non-Christians alike has been around.
The Philosophical Basis Of Religion

The Philosophical Basis Of Religion

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English Sensualism spread in France during the eighteenth century: its influence is traceable in de Condillac, de la Mettrie, and the Encyclopedists; Voltaire popularized it in France and with Jean-Jacques Rousseau it made its way among the masses, undermining their Christianity and preparing the Revolution of 1789. Leibnizianism, Leibnitzianism the philosophy of Gottfied Wilhelm von Leibniz and his followers, especially monadism and the theory of preestablished harmony, the theory that this is the best of all possible worlds because God has chosen it (satirized by Voltaire in Candide), and proposals for a scientific language and a method of symbolic computation. —Leib-nizian, Leibnitzian, n., adj. libertarianism 1. one who advocates liberty, especially with regard to thought or conduct. 2. the philosophical doctrine of free will.
Sidgwick's Utility and Whitehead's Virtue: Metaphysics and

Sidgwick's Utility and Whitehead's Virtue: Metaphysics and

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Many have allowed themselves to be led away by this ideal dream. Er drückt also eine Einstellung zu allen Erklärungen aus. (…) Eigentlich möchte ich sagen, daß es (…) nicht auf die Worte ankommt, die man ausspricht, oder auf das, was man dabei denkt, sondern auf den Unterschied, den sie an verschiedenen Stellen im Leben machen. In India the promise was Swaraj and in South Africa, “Power to the People”.