9780872206410

God

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  • ISBN13:

    9780872206410

  • ISBN10:

    0872206416

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/2003
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Summary

Including over one hundred and fifty pages of new material, a new introduction, enhanced headnotes, and an updated list of further readings, this significantly expanded anthology provides a rich selection of traditional and modern works that reflect the many ways in which philosophers have attempted to address the question of the existence of God.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors ix
Introduction for Students xv
I. Arguments for God's Existence
1(112)
``God Above Reason,'' from On Free Choice of the Will
1(16)
Augustine
``The Ontological Argument,'' from Proslogion
17(13)
Anselm
Gaunilo
``The Five Ways,'' from Summa Theologica
30(7)
Thomas Aquinas
``The Teleological Argument,'' from Natural Theology
37(19)
William Paley
``Philosophical and Scientific Pointers to Creatio ex Nihilo''
56(18)
William Lane Craig
``Religion and the Queerness of Morality''
74(16)
George I. Mavrodes
``Moral Arguments for Theistic Belief''
90(23)
Robert Merrihew Adams
II. Criticisms
113(50)
``Critique of the Traditional Arguments,'' from Why I Am Not a Christian
113(8)
Bertrand Russell
``Anthropomorphism,'' from Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
121(13)
David Hume
``The Existence of God''
134(16)
J.J.C. Smart
``The `Big Bang' Argument for the Existence of God''
150(13)
Theodore Schick, Jr.
III. Arguments Against, with Replies
163(90)
``Some Puzzles Concerning Omnipotence''
163(4)
George I. Mavrodes
``Omniscience and Immutability''
167(15)
Norman Kretzmann
``Omniscience and Human Freedom,'' from Consolation of Philosophy
182(14)
Boethius
``God and Human Attitudes''
196(16)
James Rachels
Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manichaeans
212(12)
Augustine
``Evil and a Finite God,'' from Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
224(6)
David Hume
``Evil and Omnipotence''
230(15)
J. L. Mackie
``The Vale of Soul-Making,'' from Evil and the God of Love
245(8)
John Hick
IV. The Nature of Religion
253(56)
``Religion and Power,'' from On the Genealogy of Morals, The Gay Science, and Beyond Good and Evil
253(9)
Friedrich Nietzsche
``The Psychological Origins of Religion,'' from Totem and Taboo, The Future of an Illusion, and Civilization and Its Discontents
262(15)
Sigmund Freud
``The Reality of the Unseen,'' from The Varieties of Religious Experience
277(8)
William James
``The Idea of the Holy,'' from The Idea of the Holy
285(14)
Rudolf Otto
``The Phenomenology of Religion,'' from The Myth of the Eternal Return
299(10)
Mircea Eliade
V. A Godless World
309(19)
``Atheistic Existentialism,'' from Existentialism and Human Emotions
309(8)
Jean-Paul Sartre
``Absurd,'' from The Myth of Sisyphus
317(11)
Albert Camus
VI. Alternative Strategies
328(80)
``Reconceiving God,'' from Omnipotence and Other Theological Mistakes
328(12)
Charles Hartshorne
``Theology and Falsification''
340(11)
Antony Flew
R. M. Hare
Basil Mitchell
``Is Belief in God Properly Basic?''
351(13)
Alvin Plantinga
``The Wager,'' from Pensees
364(5)
Blaise Pascal
``The Will to Believe,'' from Pragmatism and Other Essays
369(15)
William James
``Signals of Transcendence,'' from A Rumor of Angels
384(13)
Peter Berger
``I and Thou,'' from I and Thou
397(11)
Martin Buber
Further Readings 408

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