The Unknown God: Agnostic Essays

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Bloomsbury Academic, May 6, 2005 - Religion - 232 pages
Kenny, a philosopher by profession, struggles with the intellectual problems of theism and the possibility of believing in god, especially in an intellectual climate dominated by Logical Positivism.

Here he revisits the Five Ways of Aquinas and argues that they are not so much proofs as definitions of God. He is also in constant dialogue with Wittgenstein for, Kenny writes, no man in recent years has surpassed him in devotion of sharp intelligence to the demarcation of the boundary between sense and nonsense.

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Can the existence of God be proven? Kenny (A Brief History of Western Philosophy ), a former Roman Catholic priest, addresses this eternal question by first considering the likelihood of saying ... Read full review

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Sir Anthony Kenny was until recently Master of Balliol College, Oxford and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy in the University. The author of a number of books, including an autobiography The Path from Rome, he was formerly a Roman Catholic priest.

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