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A Companion to Philosophy of Religion by Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn

By Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn

In over seventy eight newly-commissioned essays, this remarkable quantity presents a entire and authoritative consultant to the philosophy of faith. Written by means of a lot of latest prime figures, the amount surveys philosophical matters within the religions of the area, philosophical considered faith in Western heritage, and significant currents in twentieth-century philosophy of faith.

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Ancients considered tian a crucial ally in political rivalries. None of this entails that tiannature:sky is < previous page page_26 next page > < previous page page_27 next page > Page 27 anthropomorphic or supernatural. Its use in other contexts marks it as sky in contrast to earth and natural in contrast to social or conventional. If we do not start with the assumption that the Chinese must have a God concept, the obvious alternative possibility is that they worshiped, obeyed, and were in awe of nature.

Indian Logic in the Early Schools (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1930). Ruegg, D. : Buddha-Nature, Mind and the Problem of Gradualism in a Comparative Perspective (London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 1989). < previous page page_24 next page > < previous page page_25 next page > Page 25 3 Chinese Confucianism and Daoism Chad Hansen One problem Chinese thought raises for philosophy of religion is that it raises so few problems clearly in philosophy of religion as usually understood.

Among his points: there might have been many creators, not one; they might recur at differing emerging world periods; the stronger the argument the more anthropomorphic its conclusion; and the cosmos does not resemble an organism. Among other arguments used on behalf of God's existence was a version of the ontological (see Article 41, ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS), and the thought that the moral effects of karma need an intelligent director to organize them (see Article 44, MORAL ARGUMENTS). Through much of Indian history Hinduism had an important rival in Buddhism, and to a lesser extent in Jainism, and Indian philosophy continuously nourished arguments between the main traditions.

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