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empiricist"s view of the nature of religious belief. by R. B. Braithwaite

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Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English


  • Religion -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

SeriesArthur Stanley Eddington memorial lecture -- 9.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 34 p.
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14382926M
LC Control Number56004688

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Buy An Empiricist's View of the Nature of Religious Belief. by Braithwaite, R. B (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : R. B Braithwaite. Excellent work done many many years ago, but still helpfull if you want to understand empiricists is, in my view a code that I could do without. Locke had wonderful insignts, as early as in things we still can ey and Hume did several things on their own, but it is good to have the esssential ideas all together in one book/5(8). According to theologian Alister E. McGrath, Braithwaite's Eddington Memorial Lecture "An Empiricist's View of the Nature of Religious Belief" is to date the most widely cited publication (e.g. by Anglican priest Don Cupitt) from a genre of s–s theological works arguing that "God" and "religion" are human constructs—having no independent reality of their own—and that human dignity Alma mater: King's College, Cambridge. Religious empiricists see scripture as authoritative not because of an a priori faith in its inerrancy, but because it proves itself daily as capable of revealing Truth that would otherwise be beyond our grasp. Religious empiricists also recognize that human ideas and even scripture pale in comparison to the reality of God and Truth.

Books shelved as empiricism: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke, A Treatise o.   Bas C. van Fraassen Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, pp. $30, £, € ISBN O ne of the most active debates in current philosophy of science is between empiricism and scientific realism. Realism is the view that science aims to produce theories that are at least approximately true, along with the claim that it often succeeds in doing by: 4.   The Empirical Stance. Bas C. van Fraassen. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, pp. $30, £, € ISBN In these lectures prepared for a general audience, van Frassen highlights the philosophical problems that surround the scientific revolution's shift from religious to secular "ways of seeing or conceiving of ourselves."Cited by: 4. AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION: A CONCEPTUAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS Rev. Emeka C. Ekeke University of Calabar Nigeria [email protected] Abstract There has been a divergent view regarding the concept and philosophy of African Traditional Religion. Some have seen Africans as not having the capacity to reason on the.

Books shelved as religion-and-philosophy: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, Tao. Most empiricists recognize the existence of at least some a priori truths, e.g., those of mathematics and logic. John Stuart Mill was the first to treat even these as generalizations from experience. Empiricism has been the dominant but not the only tradition in British philosophy. They would argue that there is not a single belief that comes separate from experience. Empiricists are often contrasted to Rationalists who believe that the only way to gain knowledge is through reason. Empiricists and Knowledge. Empiricism is based on the view of tabula rasa, which means that the mind is a blank canvas. Empiricism is the philosophical stance according to which the senses are the ultimate source of human knowledge. It stands in contrast to rationalism, according to which reason is the ultimate source of knowledge. In Western philosophy, empiricism boasts a long and distinguished list of followers; it became particularly popular during the 's and ': Andrea Borghini.