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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Linda Smith; William Raeper
|ISBN:||0745921361 9780745921365 0732405025 9780732405021|
|Notes:||For 15-18 year olds -- Education Services, Wellington, N.Z.
|Description:||206 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1 How and what can I know? - ways of knowing: knowledge and reason - Plato; theories of knowledge - Plato and Aristotle; knowledge and revelations - Augustine. Part 2 Who am I?: Aristotle and identity; Descartes and the mind/body division (dualism); brains and bodies - what price the soul in today's world? - Nagel. Part 3 Does God exist? - philosophy of religion: the existence of God - Anselm; natural and revealed religion - Aquinas/the five ways; the argument from religious experience. Part 4 Rationalism and empiricism - reasoning out who we are: Descartes; Locke and Berkeley; Hume. Part 5 Existentialism: Kierkegaard; Heidegger and the language of being; Sartre and the freedom of humankind. Part 6 Psychology - we are all in the mind: Feuerbach; Freud; Jung. Part 7 Politics - organizing how we live: Plato's republic; Machiavelli, Rousseau (Thomas Paine and Thomas More); Karl Marx. Part 8 Humanism - man is the measure of all things: Erasmus and the rise of humanism; beyond good and evil - Nietzsche, the death of God and the Christian response; shaping humanism in the modern world - John Stuart Mill and Bertrand Russell. Part 9 The person of Christ - why does he matter?: Jesus, the Son of God - (Christology through the ages); Jesus of Nazareth, his teaching on the kingdom of God; Jesus - revelation and response. Part 10 The Bible - ways of understanding: East and West - the struggle for understanding (Origen and Athanasius); Luther and the Reformation; liberal and conservative - interpreting the bible today. Part 11 Science and belief: creation and evolution - Darwin and controversy; the new physics and the meaning of modern science; miracles and faith in a modern scientific world (answer to Hume). Part 12 Relativism - anything goes?: Kant and the Enlightenment; James and the American pragmatists; cultural relativism and pluralism. Part 13 The paranormal - the boundaries of reality: Christianity and the paranormal; the devil and all his works; evil, suffering and religion. Part 14 Feminism - her story and the Motherhood of God: the maleness of reason - a feminist viewpoint; patriarchy, women and history; God as Mother. Part 15 New Age thinking - renaissance or delusion: shifting the paradigm - the advent of aquarius (modern movements); self or selfishness - personal energy and the New Age (the me-cult); tomorrow's world - how far have we got? (technology, morality, relief - how far has our knowledge really progressed?).|
|Responsibility:||Linda Smith and William Raeper.|