Dialogues and Natural History of Religion

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Oxford University Press #ad - Together, these works constitute the most formidable attack upon religious belief ever mounted by a philosopher. This new edition includes section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter by Hume in which he discusses Dialogues. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

. David hume is one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in English. Oxford university Press, USA. His dialogues ask if a belief in God can be inferred from what is known of the universe, or whether such a belief is even consistent with such knowledge. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more.

Dialogues and Natural History of Religion #ad - The natural history of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from polytheism to dogmatic monotheism.

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An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - His arguments in support of reasoning from experience, and against the "sophistry and illusion"of religiously inspired philosophical fantasies, caused controversy in the eighteenth century and are strikingly relevant today, when faith and science continue to clash. His enquiry remains one of the best introductions to the study of philosophy, and his edition places it in its historical and philosophical context.

About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. David hume's enquiry concerning Human Understanding is the definitive statement of the greatest philosopher in the English language. In either sphere we must depend on instinctive learning from experience, recognizing our animal nature and the limits of reason.

An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding Oxford World's Classics #ad - Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more. The enquiry considers the origin and processes of human thought, reaching the stark conclusion that we can have no ultimate understanding of the physical world, or indeed our own minds.

Oxford university Press USA. Hume's calm and open-minded skepticism thus aims to provide a new basis for science, liberating us from the "superstition" of false metaphysics and religion.

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The Future of an Illusion The Standard Edition Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Early in the century, he began to think about religion psychoanalytically and to discuss it in his writings. The future of an illusion ?1927, freud's best known and most emphatic psychoanalytic exploration of religion, is the culmination of a lifelong pattern of thinking. Oxford university Press USA. In the manner of the eighteenth-century philosophe, Freud argued that religion and science were mortal enemies.

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Selected Essays Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. As seen in these selections, charting the state of civil society, cultural, and taste, political, morals, Hume embraces a staggering range of social, demographic, and historical concerns, manners, and the development of political economy in the mid-eighteenth century. These essays represent not only those areas where Hume's arguments representative of his age, but also where he is strikingly innovative.

About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. This collection, and literary 1776 edition, drawing largely on his Essays Mortal, Political, comprehensively shows how far he succeeded. In his writings, david hume set out to bridge the gap between the learned world of the academy and the marketplace of polite society.

Selected Essays Oxford World's Classics #ad - Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, voluminous notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more. Oxford university Press USA.

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Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - His writings on matters such as free will, the nature of truth, and the existence of God make Anselm one of the greatest theologians and philosophers in history, and this translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read his most important works within a single volume. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works Oxford World's Classics #ad - Oxford university Press USA. He considered the doctrines of faith an invitation to question, to think, and to learn; and he devoted his life to confronting and understanding the most elusive aspects of Christianity. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Although utterly convinced of the truth of Christianity, Anselm of Canterbury struggled to make sense of his religion.

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Is There a God?

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Oxford University Press #ad - In this compelling new edition, one of the most distinguished philosophers of religion today, argues that contrary to the claims of Richard Dawkins and others, Richard Swinburne, science actually provides good grounds for belief in God. Powerful, modern, and accessible, is There a God? is must reading for anyone interested in an intelligent and approachable defense of the existence of God.

This updated edition features a new, stronger argument as to why theism does--and materialism does not-provide a very simple ultimate explanation of the world. Oxford university Press USA. Why is there a universe at all? why is there any life on Earth? How is it that discoverable scientific laws operate in the universe? Swinburne uses scientific reasoning to argue that the best answers to these questions are given by the existence of God.

Is There a God? #ad - And swinburne also now examines the idea of the possible existence of many other universes, and its relevance to his arguments from the fine-tuning of our universe to the existence of God. The picture of the universe that science gives us is completed by God. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA.

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature Penguin American Library

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Penguin Classics #ad - In his introduction, Martin E. William james believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world's religious life. Penguin Classics. Standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion, this catalyzing work applied the scientific method to a field abounding in abstract theory.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature Penguin American Library #ad - Oxford university Press USA. His discussions of conversion, repentance, and his observations on actual, mysticism and saintliness, personal religious experiences - all support this thesis. Marty discusses how james's pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behaviour, his challenging, highly original theories, and his welcome lack of pretension in all of his observations on the individual and the divine.

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Ethics Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Penguin Classics. Published shortly after his death, fully cohesive cosmology derived from first principles, the Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza's greatest work - an elegant, providing a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life.

Oxford university Press USA. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. This edition also includes an introduction by Stuart Hampshire, outlining Spinoza's philosophy and placing it in context.

Ethics Penguin Classics #ad - Oxford university Press USA. The ethics is presented in the standard translation of the work by Edwin Curley. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, the Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection.

. Oxford university Press USA. A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the masterpieces of Enlightenment-era philosophy.

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A Common Faith Terry Lectures

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Yale University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. He describes how the depth of religious experience and the creative role of faith in the resources of experience to generate meaning and value can be cultivated without making cognitive claims that compete with or contend with scientific ones. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. In a common faith, eminent american philosopher John Dewey calls for the “emancipation of the true religious quality” from the heritage of dogmatism and supernaturalism that he believes characterizes historical religions.

A Common Faith Terry Lectures #ad - Alexander contextualizes the text for students and scholars by providing an overview of Dewey and his philosophy, key concepts in A Common Faith, and reactions to the text. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. In a new introduction, Dewey scholar Thomas M.

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Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

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Vintage #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Classics. What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? Alain de Botton’s bold and provocative book argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion—without having to believe in any of it. He suggests that rather than mocking religion, agnostics and atheists should instead steal from it—because the world’s religions are packed with good ideas on how we might live and arrange our societies.

. What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? Alain de Botton's bold and provocative book argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion-without having to believe in any of it. Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Books. For too long non-believers have faced a stark choice between swallowing lots of peculiar doctrines or doing away with a range of consoling and beautiful rituals and ideas.

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion #ad - Religion for Atheists offers a far more interesting and truly helpful alternative. De botton looks to religion for insights into how to build a sense of community, make relationships last, get more out of art, inspire travel, overcome feelings of envy and inadequacy, and reconnect with the natural world.

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Knowledge and Christian Belief

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Eerdmans #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Classics. Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Books. In his widely praised warranted christian Belief Oxford, or sensibility, 2000 Alvin Plantinga discussed in great depth the question of the rationality, of Christian belief. Oxford university Press USA. What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? Alain de Botton's bold and provocative book argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion-without having to believe in any of it.

William b Eerdmans Publishing Company. Finally, plantinga addresses several potential “defeaters” to Christian belief -- pluralism, science, evil and suffering -- and shows how they fail to successfully defeat rational Christian belief. In this book plantinga presents the same ideas in a briefer, much more accessible fashion.

Knowledge and Christian Belief #ad - Recognized worldwide as a leading christian philosopher, Plantinga probes what exactly is meant by the claim that religious -- and specifically Christian -- belief is irrational and cannot sensibly be held. Oxford university Press USA. He argues that the criticisms of such well-known atheists as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens are completely wrong.

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