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Why Believe?

Today countless people struggle with belief - not just religious belief but any belief at all. John Cottingham is a philosopher of searing intellectual honesty who is well attuned to these preoccupations. He takes doubt, secularism, and the problem of evi
Why Believe?
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Religious belief, or its lack, is something that touches our integrity very deeply. It goes to the heart of who we are, what we take ourselves to be doing with our lives, and how we locate ourselves in relation to others. Much philosophy tackles belief in God as if it depended entirely on abstract intellectual argument, but John Cottingham's carefully reasoned yet impassioned account shows how the religious outlook connects with our deepest human longings, how it links up with our moral and aesthetic experience, how it is integrally involved in the quest for self-understanding, and how it is not after all in conflict with a scientific understanding of the world. Rigorously argued yet maximally accessible, this book cuts through the sterility of much modern debate and offers a new and exciting perspective on the conflict between secularism and spirituality.
Professor Cottingham has the Chair in Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK. This was Anthony Flew's Chair previously.
Introduction; Belief and Involvement; Belief and Ethical Formation: The Life of Virtue; The Life of the Emotions; The Interior Life; The Examined Life; Concluding Reflections.
'John Cottingham's brief defence of religious faith, and especially Christian faith, is honest, clear-headed and occasionally compelling.'--Sanford Lakoff
Author
John Cottingham
Short Title
WHY BELIEVE
Publisher
Continuum
Language
English
ISBN-10
0826496369
ISBN-13
9780826496362
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-05-31
Pages
224
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
121.6
Birth
1943
Residence
ENK
Affiliation
University of Reading, UK University of Reading University of Reading
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