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Can Religion be Explained Away? : Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion - D. Phillips

Can Religion be Explained Away?

Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

By: D. Phillips (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th September 1996
ISBN: 9780333620656
Number Of Pages: 290

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As the century draws to its close, how should we think of religion? Some see it as the survival in our midst of an outmoded, primitive way of thinking, while others accuse the critics of simply being blind to the meaning of religious belief. From a different perspective, the clash between belief and unbelief is not seen as a matter of identifying incoherent systems of thought, but as a clash between different demands made on us by divergent ways of looking at the world. Criticisms will flow between these perspectives. There is, however, another kind of interest in this situation: an interest in giving just characterizations of these different voices, so that the nature of allegiances and oppositions to religion may be better understood.

Acknowledgements - List of Contributors - Introduction - PART 1: ANIMISM AND RELIGION - Is Animism Alive and Well?; R.Eldrige - Is Animism Alive and Well? A Response to Professor Eldrige; M.von der Ruhr - PART 2: IS RELIGION THE PRODUCT OF PROJECTION? - Is Religion the Product of Wishful Thinking?; L.Hertzberg - Projection: A Metaphor in Search of a Theory?; V.A.Harvey - PART 3: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND RELIGION - Psychoanalysis as Ultimate Explanation; J.Deigh - Psychoanalysis as Ultimate Explanation of Religion; i.Dilman - PART 4: RELIGION AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT - Sources of the Self's Sense of Itself: A Theistic Reading of Modernity; S.Mulhall - Doing Justice or Giving the Devil His Due?; P.Winch - PART 5: RELIGION AS THE OPIUM OF THE PEOPLE - Is Religion the Opium of the People?; K.Nielsen - Is Religion the Opium of the People? A Reply to Kai Nielsen; D.McLellan -PART 6: IS IMMORTALITY AN ILLUSION? - Dislocating the Soul; D.Z.Phillips - Immortality Without Metaphysics; J.Hyman - PART 7: VOICES IN DISCUSSION; D.Z.Phillips - Index

ISBN: 9780333620656
ISBN-10: 0333620658
Series: Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 4th September 1996
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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