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The great riddle : Wittgenstein and nonsense, theology and philosophy : the Stanton lectures 2014

Author: Stephen Mulhall
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: The Stanton lectures, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Can we talk meaningfully about God? The theological movement known as Grammatical Thomism affirms that religious language is nonsensical, because the reality of God is beyond our capacity for expression. Stephen Mulhall critically evaluates the claims of this movement (as exemplified in the work of Herbert McCabe and David Burrell) to be a legitimate inheritor of Wittgenstein's philosophical methods as well as  Read more...
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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Mulhall
ISBN: 9780191816628 0191816620
OCLC Number: 939531316
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 138 pages .).
Contents: Preface ; Lecture One Nonsense and Theology: Exhausting the Options? ; Lecture Two The Flounder and the Fisherman's Wife: Tractarian Ethics, the Mystical, and the Religious ; Lecture Three Grammatical Thomism: Five Ways of Refusing to Make Sense ; Lecture Four Analogical Uses and the Projectiveness of Words: Wittgenstein's Vision of Language ; Lecture Five Perfections and Transcendentals: Wittgenstein's Vision of Philosophy ; Lecture Six Authority and Revelation: Philosophy and Theology ; Epilogue
Series Title: The Stanton lectures, 2014
Responsibility: Stephen Mulhall.

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Stephen Mulhall's recent book derived from his 2014 Stanton Lectures is a well written, carefully argued and sophisticated contribution which centrally rests upon a resolute reading of the early Read more...

 
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