By Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn
In over seventy eight newly-commissioned essays, this amazing quantity offers a complete and authoritative consultant to the philosophy of faith. Written by means of a lot of trendy major figures, the amount surveys philosophical matters within the religions of the realm, philosophical thought of faith in Western historical past, and critical currents in twentieth-century philosophy of faith.
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If we accept the present use of "religion" to include both, then we must revise our definition to accommodate what turns out to be true of them. The contrasts underscore the historical theory that Western religions flow from a common Indo-European origin. Our shared notion of religion emphasizes theology: we identify religions primarily with what they believe in. A typical Indo-European theology has doctrines of pneumatology (theory of spirit), soteriology (theory of salvation), eschatology (theory of the beginning and end), and anthropology (theory of human nature).
A typical list is fairly short, con < previous page page_16 next page > < previous page page_17 next page > Page 17 taining between 50 and 150 categories, including items such as tangibility, shape/color, perception, memory, and anger. Such lists are meant to be exhaustive, to provide a catalogue of every kind of existent, and as a result also to make it possible to account for everything ordinarily perceived and thought to exist things such as human persons, stars, and holes in the ground. Both mental and physical phenomena are included in the dharma lists.
The alternative (and dominant) view is the assumption that the word dao changed meaning when used by Daoists. " The problem is that the claimed properties of the alleged transcendent object follow mainly from the interpretative hypothesis. " This formulation, however, adds little clarity. Tiannature:sky is far from a clear case of something metaphysically separate from the natural world and, unless we accept the meaning-change assumption, neither is dao. Notoriously, Chinese thought avoids the metaphysical gulf between mind and body that informs one Indo-European conception of transcendence (non-location in time and space).
A Companion to Philosophy of Religion by Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn