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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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The purpose of A Theory of the Absolute is to sketch a theory of the basic structure of empirical reality, and its relation to the Absolute. It is influenced by the methods of analytic philosophy as well as phenomenology. Influential figures are Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart, Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, Edmund Husserl, and Rene Descartes. A Theory of the Absolute develops a worldview that is opposed to the  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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