The Question of God: An Introduction and Sourcebook

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Всего страниц: 357

This important textbook introduces the six great arguments for the existence of God, as found in a wealth of primary sources from classic and contemporary texts. It requires no specialist knowledge of philosophy, and is ideally suited to students and teachers at school or university level. Sections include:
* The Ontological Argument (Anselm, Haight, Descartes, Kant, Findlay, Malcolm, Hick)
* The Cosmological Argument (Aquinas, Taylor, Hume, Kant)
* The Argument from Design (Paley, Hume, Darwin, Dawkins, Ward)
* The Argument from Miracles (Hume, Hambourger, Coleman, Flew, Swinburne, Diamond)
* The Moral Argument (Plato, Lewis, Kant, Rachels, Martin, Nielsen)
* The Pragmatic Argument (Pascal, Gracely, Stich, Penelhum, James, Moore).
Additional features include:
* revision questions
* key reading for each chapter and an extensive bibliography
* illustrated biographies of key thinkers and their works
* marginal notes and summaries of arguments.

 

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CHAPTER
28
The ontological argument
31
KEY TEXTS
45
the argument as an a posteriori proof
49
QUESTIONS
75
KEY TEXTS
89
CHAPTER
92
QUESTIONS
144
CHAPTER
231
QUESTIONS
261
KEY TEXTS
281
FROM MIRACLES
286
Blaise Pascal
287
ARGUMENT Sigmund Freud
300
QUESTIONS
325
KEY TEXTS
340

KEY TEXTS
166
Of Miracles
204
KEY TEXTS
224
objective and relative moral values
228
Paul Tillich
344
sources
346
Index of names
354
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Michael Palmer is a widely read author whose Moral Problems (Lutterworth Press, 1991) is a core text in schools and colleges. He has taught at Marlborough College and Bristol University and was Head of the Religion and Philosophy Department at Manchester Grammar School. He was formerly a Teaching Fellow at McMaster University and Humboldt Fellow at Marburg University.

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