Philosophy and the Grammar of Religious Belief

Philosophy and the Grammar of Religious Belief

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The papers in this collection are concerned with the epistemology of religious belief. The contributors disagree on such issues as whether philosophers have a role to play in determining the reasonableness or intelligibility of religious beliefs, or whether philosophy properly understood is a descriptive task. But all the papers are informed by the belief that philosophical discussion should proceed by giving attention to the character of the religious beliefs and practices under consideration.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 397 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 23.37mm | 522g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 1995
  • XI, 397 p.
  • 1349238694
  • 9781349238699

Table of contents

Contributors - Preface - Acknowledgements - At the Mercy of Method; D.Z.Phillips - Taking the Curse off Language Games: A Realist Account of Doxastic Practices; W.P.Alston - The Squirrel does not Infer by Induction: Wittgenstein and the Natural History of Religion; J.Churchill - Anselm and Phillips on Religious Realism; S.T.Davis - Religion and 'Really Believing': Belief and the Real; M.J.Ferreira - Tradition, Authority and the Hiddenness of God; G.Moore - Can Anything be beyond Human Understanding?; K.Nielsen - Violations of Nature and Conditions of Sense; A.Palmer - Asking Too Many Questions; P.Winch - Religion and Wittgenstein's Legacy: Beyond Fideism and Language Games; R.H.Bell - Putting Two and Two Together: Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and the Point of View for Their Work as Authors; J.Conant - Plantinga and the Rationality of Religious Belief; G.Gutting - Can a Purely Grammatical Inquiry be Religiously Persuasive?; J.H.Whittaker - Voices in Discussion; D.Z.Phillips - Index
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