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Swinburne, Richard

Works: 101 works in 657 publications in 3 languages and 25,399 library holdings
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: BT102, 212.1
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Faith and reason by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
57 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Swinburne analyses the purposes of practising a religion, and argues that religious faith requires belief that a particular creed provides the rationale for supposing that these purposes will be achieved
The existence of God by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
58 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Substantially re-written and updated, this edition of 'The Existence of God' presents arguments such as the existence of the laws of nature, 'fine-tuning' of the universe, moral awareness and evidence of miracles, to prove the case that there is a God
The coherence of theism by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God, concluding that, despite philosophical objections, the claims which religious believers make about God are generally coherent. Sometimes the words by which this is expressed are used in a stretched sense, but theologians acknowledge the fact
Providence and the problem of evil by Richard Swinburne ( )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why does a loving God allow humans to suffer so much? This is one of the most difficult problems of religious belief. The author of this text, the third in a tetralogy, examines this problem, and offers his interpretation of the problem
Was Jesus God? by Richard Swinburne ( )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Swinburne argues compellingly that if there is a God, then the main doctrines which the Christian Church teaches about God are very probably true. In particular, he shows that there is strong philosophical support for the belief that Jesus, while remaining God, acquired a human nature and lived on earth for 30 years as a human being
Is there a God? by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
40 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is There a God? offers a powerful response to modern doubts about the existence of God. It may seem today that the answers to all fundamental questions lie in the province of science, and that the scientific advances of the twentieth century leave little room for God. Cosmologists have rolled back their theories to the moment of the Big Bang, the discovery of DNA reveals the key to life, the theory of evolution explains the development of life... and with each new discoveryor development, it seems that we are closer to a complete understanding of how things are. For many people, this gives str
Revelation : from metaphor to analogy by Richard Swinburne ( )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a fuller and entirely rewritten second edition of Revelation, the most notable new feature of which is a long chapter examining whether traditional Christian claims about personal morality (divorce, homosexuality, abortion etc.) can be regarded as revealed truths. A formal appendix shows how the structure of evidence supporting the Christian revelation can be articulated in terms of the probability calculus (and shows that Plantinga's well known argument from 'dwindling probabilities' against probabilistic arguments of this kind is not cogent)."--BOOK JACKET
The evolution of the soul by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
42 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human beings have evolved from animals, and animals from inanimate matter, but what has evolved is qualitatively different from the inanimate matter from which it began. Both humans and the higher animals have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by, brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body. Although both have a rich mental life, human souls, unlike animal souls, are capable of logical thought, have moral beliefs, have free will, and have an internal structure. Professor Swinburne concludes that there is no full scientific explanation available for the evolution of the soul, and almost certainly there never will be. --From publisher's description
The Christian God by Richard Swinburne ( )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is about what it is for there to be a God, and why we might suppose that God to be the traditional Christian God. It analyses the metaphysical categories needed for this purpose and sets out ways in which the doctrine that there is a divine individual (an individual with the traditional divine properties) can be developed
Responsibility and atonement by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
27 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When we do good or harm to each other, we acquire merit or guilt; deserve praise or blame, reward or punishment, and may need to make atonement, or receive forgiveness or mercy from others. This account shows how these moral concepts apply to humans in their dealings with each other, then applying the results of its findings
Epistemic justification by Richard Swinburne ( )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern disputes about what makes a belief epistemically justified or rational are flawed through failing to recognize that there are different kinds of justifications that are in different ways indicative that the belief is true. I distinguish synchronic justification (the belief being a justified response to the believer's situation at the time) from diachronic justification (the belief constituting a justified response to adequate investigation over time); and, for each of these kinds, internalist justification (justification by introspectible factors) from externalist justification (justification by factors not necessarily accessible to the believer). A belief is internally synchronically justified if it is rendered inductively probable by the believer's basic beliefs; but 'inductively probable' may mean probable by true a priori standards (logically probable), by true standards to the best of the believer's ability to discover this (epistemically probable), or simply by the believer's own standards (subjectively probable). External synchronic justification is normally a matter of being produced by a reliable process, and there are many different ways of spelling that out. A belief is diachronically justified to the extent to which it results from adequate investigation. This depends (positively) on how probable it was that investigation would lead to evidence that would make a difference to the original probability of the belief; how probable it was that the issue was important; and (negatively) on how probable it was that investigation would cost much time and money. But all these 'probabilities' can be spelled out in different internalist and externalist ways. Almost all these kinds of justification are worth having, because it is logically probable that a belief justified in almost all these ways will be true. This account of justification is extended to give an account of different kinds of knowledge, all of which are worth having
The resurrection of God incarnate by Richard Swinburne ( )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether or not Jesus rose bodily from the dead is perhaps the most critical and contentious issue in the study of Christianity. Rather than depend on statements in the New Testament, Swinburne argues for a wider approach
The justification of induction by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
13 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Space and time by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
20 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal identity by Sydney Shoemaker ( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicity as evidence of truth by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of miracle by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to confirmation theory by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reason and the Christian religion : essays in honour of Richard Swinburne ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Swinburne is one of the most distinguished philosophers of religion of our day. In this volume, many notable philosophers in Britain and america unite to honour him and to discuss various topics to which he has contributed significantly. These include general topics in the philosophy of religion such as revelation, and faith and reason, and the specifically Christian doctrines of the Trinity, the Incarnation, and atonement. In the spirit of the movement which Richard Swinburned has spearheaded, the essays in this collection use analytic philosophical methods to examine doctrines in particular religious traditions, expanding upon traditional discussions of theism
Mind, brain, and free will by Richard Swinburne ( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Swinburne presents a powerful case for substance dualism and libertarian free will. He argues that pure mental and physical events are distinct, and defends an account of agent causation in which the soul can act independently of bodily causes. We are responsible for our actions, and the findings of neuroscience cannot prove otherwise
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Alternative Names
Granville Swinburne, Richard 1934-
Swinburne, Richard G.
Swinburne, Richard G. 1934-
Swinburne, Richard Granville
Swinburne, Richard Granville 1934-
Суинберн, Ричард 1934-
スウィンバーン, R
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