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Phillips, D. Z. (Dewi Zephaniah)

Works: 115 works in 751 publications in 4 languages and 24,313 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: BL51, 200.1
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Discussions of Simone Weil by Rush Rhees( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the hermeneutics of contemplation by D. Z Phillips( )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading philosopher of religion D. Z. Phillips argues that intellectuals need not see their task as being for or against religion, but as one of understanding it. What stands in the way of this task are certain methodological assumptions about what enquiry into religion must be. Beginning with Bernard Williams on Greek gods, Phillips goes on to examine these assumptions in the work of Hume, Feuerbach, Marx, Frazer, Tylor, Marett, Freud, Durkheim, Lévy-Bruhl, Berger and Winch. The result exposes confusion, but also gives logical space to religious belief without advocating personal acceptance of that belief, and shows how the academic study of religion may return to the contemplative task of doing conceptual justice to the world. Religion and the Hermeneutics of Contemplation extends in important ways D. Z. Phillips' seminal 1976 book Religion without Explanation. It will be of interest to scholars and students of philosophy, anthropology, sociology and theology
Interventions in ethics by D. Z Phillips( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores the area of ethics in relation to issues such as the nature of moral endeavour and the request for a justification of moral endeavour. Professor Phillips considers the work of Thomas Nagel and Peter Winch in this book
Wittgenstein and the possibility of discourse by Rush Rhees( )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four years after the publication of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, Rush Rhees, one of Wittgenstein's literary executors and closest friends, began writing reflections on the masterpiece he had helped to edit. In these previously unpublished writings, Rhees offers an original critique of Wittgenstein's analogy between language and games. The volume constitutes a major contribution not only to Wittgenstein scholarship, but also to philosophical debates about the possibility of discourse, and to why conversation is central to that possibility." "For the second edition, D.Z. Phillips has inserted as a preface Rhees' article, 'The Fundamental Problems of Philosophy', first published in 1994. This paper gives a clear picture of Rhees' view of the distinctive nature of philosophical questions and of the character shown in a deep pursuit of them. Secondly, Phillips has included as an additional appendix, some of Rhees' reflections on Wittgenstein, his teacher. The book's index has also been extensively enhanced."--Jacket
Through a darkening glass : philosophy, literature, and cultural change by D. Z Phillips( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and philosophical enquiry by D. Z Phillips( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concern of this book is the nature of religious belief and the ways in which philosophical enquiry is related to it. Six chapters present the positive arguments the author wishes to put forward to discusses religion and rationality, scepticism about religion, language-games, belief and the loss of belief. The remaining chapters include criticisms of some contemporary philosophers of religion in the light of the earlier discussions, and the implications for more specific topics, such as religious education, are investigated. The book ends with a general attempt to say something abo
Death and immortality by D. Z Phillips( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral practices by D. Z Phillips( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith after foundationalism by D. Z Phillips( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Part One: Can There Be A Religious Epistemology? -- 1. Foundationalism and Religion: a Philosophical Scandal -- 2. The Reformed Challenge to Foundationalism -- 3. Preliminary Criticism of the Reformed Challenge -- 4. Basic Propositions: Reformed Epistemology and Wittgenstein's On Certainty -- 5. Epistemology and Justification by Faith -- 6. Religion and Epistemology -- 7. A Reformed Epistemology? -- 8. Religious and Non-Religious Perspectives -- 9. Philosophy, Description and Religion -- Part Two: Manners Without Grammar -- 10. The Hermeneutic Option -- 11. Optional Descriptions? -- 12. The Hidden Values of Hermeneutics -- 13. The Sociologising of Values -- 14. Religion in the Marketplace -- Part Three: Grammar and Theology -- 15. Grammar and the Nature of Doctrine -- 16. Grammar and Doctrinal Disagreement -- 17. Grammar Without Foundations -- 18. Grammarians and Guardians -- Part Four: Religion and Concept-Formation -- 19. Epistemological Mysteries -- 20. A Place for Mystery -- 21. Morality, Grace and Concept-Formation -- 22. Religious Concepts: Misunderstanding and Lack of Understanding -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Book and Author
The concept of prayer by D. Z Phillips( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and understanding by D. Z Phillips( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein's On certainty : there-- like our life by Rush Rhees( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In explicating this text, and demonstrating its continuity with Wittgenstein's earlier work, Rhees has done a great service that will be of profound interest to students and scholars of Wittgenstein for generations to come. Rhees's comments are introduced by D.Z. Phillips, who writes a substantial and illuminating afterword that discusses current scholarship surrounding On Certainty, and its relationship to Rhees's work on this subject."--Jacket
Wittgenstein and religion by D. Z Phillips( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays explores Wittgenstein's significance for the philosophy of religion. Through a discussion of language-games, forms of life, and Wittgenstein's strictures against subliming the logic of our language, we are brought to see the importance of emphasising that to reflect on the reality of God is to reflect on a kind of reality. God's reality is a spiritual reality, something ignored in contemporary debates between realism and non-realism which pay little attention to concept-formation in religion." "These conceptual insights are brought to bear on the clash between belief and atheism; the task of understanding religious experience; issues concerning language and ritual; whether evil calls for theodicies which claim to understand and justify the ways of God; and difficulties in talking of miracles in the twentieth century." "The author argues against ambitions to construct a Christian philosophy. In contrast, the flexibility in Wittgenstein's methods helps us to appreciate philosophy's distinctive tasks in relation to religion."--Jacket
From fantasy to faith by D. Z Phillips( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and delusion by İlham Dilman( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion without explanation by D. Z Phillips( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein : attention to particulars : essays in honour of Rush Rhees (1905-89) by D. Z Phillips( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of evil & the problem of God by D. Z Phillips( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.Z. Phillips' systematic attempt to discuss the problem of evil. He argues that the problem is inextricably linked to our conception of God. In an effort to distinguish between logical and existential problems of evil, that inheritance offers us distorted accounts of God's omnipotence and will. In his interlude, Phillips argues that, as a result, God is ridiculed out of existence, and found unfit to plead before the bar of decency. However, Phillips elucidates a neglected tradition in which we reach a different understanding of God's presence amidst suffering, and addresses the ultimate question of how God can be said to be with those who are crushed by life's afflictions
Philosophy's cool place by D. Z Phillips( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ludwig Wittgenstein established a "cool" stance for philosophy: contemplating the world without meddling in it. D.Z. Phillips explores this position, focusing on its implications for philosophical authorship and the philosophical investigation of the nature of reality." "Influenced by the views of Wittgenstein and his pupil Rush Rhees, Phillips - who is one of Rhees's own students - first contrasts Wittgenstein's methods with Kierkegaard's religiously oriented dialectic. He describes the difficulty in sustaining a contemplative view of philosophy and discusses efforts to go beyond it in the work of Richard Rorty, Stanley Cavell, Annette Baier, and Martha Nussbaum, who, in different ways, propose to make philosophy a guide to living."--BOOK JACKET
Philosophy of religion in the 21st century by D. Z Phillips( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation This book offers the rare opportunity to assess, within a single volume, the leading schools of thought in the contemporary philosophy of religion. With contributions by well-known exponents of each school, the book is an ideal text for assessing the deep proximities and divisions which characterize contemporary philosophy of religion. The schools of thought represented include philosophical theism, Reformed epistemology, Wittgensteinianism, Postmodernism, Critical Theory, and Process Thought
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Discussions of Simone Weil
Religion and the hermeneutics of contemplationInterventions in ethicsWittgenstein and the possibility of discourseMoral practicesFaith after foundationalismWittgenstein's On certainty : there-- like our lifeWittgenstein and religionFrom fantasy to faith
Alternative Names
D. Z. Phillips

Dewi Z.

Dewi Zephaniah Phillips Brits filosoof (1934-2006)

Phillips, D. Z.

Phillips D. Z. 1934-2006

Phillips, Dewi Z.

Phillips, Dewi Zephaniah

Phillips, Dewi Zephaniah 1934-2006

Phillips, Dewi Zephaniak

Phillips, Dewi Zephaniak 1934-2006

دوی زفانیا فیلیپس



English (383)

German (5)

Hebrew (2)

Russian (1)