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A theory of the absolute

Author: Benedikt Paul Göcke
Publisher: [Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Palgrave frontiers in philosophy of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Theory of the Absolute develops a worldview that is opposed to the dominant paradigm of physicalism and atheism. It provides powerful arguments for the existence of the soul and the existence of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedikt Paul Göcke
ISBN: 9781137412812 113741281X 9781349489732 1349489735
OCLC Number: 870285359
Description: ix, 239 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: A Theory of the Absolute --
1.1. Physicalism and atheism --
1.2. A problem of method --
1.3. The world and the soul --
1.4. Concepts of God in theology and philosophy --
1.5. The indistinct God --
2. Possible Worlds and Individual Essences --
2.1. Possible worlds: concrete entities? --
2.2. Possible worlds: co-exemplifications of individual essences --
2.3. Objections --
3. Existence and Individual Essences --
3.1. A problem of existence --
3.2. Concepts of existence --
3.3. Proper names and individual essences --
3.4. Objections --
4. Time and Individual Essences --
4.1. The temporal dimension of individual essences --
4.2. Presentism and individual essences --
4.3. The actuality of the actual world --
4.4. Objections --
5. Conceivability and Individual Essences --
5.1. Possibility and conceivability --
5.2. A confusion of naming and necessity --
5.3. Rationalism and the intelligibility of the world --
5.4. Objections --
6. A Clarification of Physicalism --
6.1. Physicalism and individual essences --
6.2. Physicalism and physical properties --
6.3. Physicalism and physics --
6.4. Physicalism and subjects of experience --
6.5. Objections --
7. A Refutation of Physicalism --
7.1. The argument from causal closure --
7.2. A minimal account of subjects of experience --
7.3. Arguments against physicalism --
7.4. Objections --
8. Reflections on the Soul --
8.1. A peculiar feature of subjects of experience --
8.2. World-receptive particulars and possible worlds --
8.3. Further clarifications of 'subject of experience' --
8.4. Objections --
9. Concepts of God in Philosophy and Theology --
9.1. 'God' in a philosophical context --
9.2. 'God' in a theological context --
9.3. A schema to avoid confusion --
9.4. Objections --
10. The Contingency of Empirical Reality --
10.1. The contingency of the actual world --
10.2. The ground of possibility --
10.3. The principle of sufficient reason --
10.4. A single ground of empirical reality --
10.5. The totality of empirical reality --
10.6. A refutation of atheism --
11. The Indistinct Absolute --
11.1. The ultimate ground of the totality of reality --
11.2. Ultimate freedom and the Absolute --
11.3. The indistinct Absolute --
11.4. Theology and the Absolute --
11.5. Objections --
12. Summary.
Series Title: Palgrave frontiers in philosophy of religion.
Responsibility: Benedikt Paul Göcke.

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