By Charles Taliaferro, Elsa J. Marty
This is often an fundamental and complete source for college students and students of philosophy of faith. "A Dictionary in Philosophy of Religion" is an vital resource for college kids and students. protecting historic and modern figures, arguments, and phrases, it bargains an outline of the important issues that make philosophy of faith the turning out to be, lively box that it truly is this present day. as well as the entries co-authored by means of Taliaferro and Marty, major students in philosophy of faith have contributed to the Dictionary, together with Brian Davies, Pamela Sue Anderson, Paul Draper, Jerry partitions, Paul Griffiths, Douglas Hedley, Dale Jacquette, and Victoria Harrison. The Dictionary features a chronology, an in depth creation to fashionable philosophy of faith, and a bibliography. It covers international religions and resources from east and west. Entries were crafted for readability, succinctness, and engagement.
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A PRIORI. ” A proposition is known a priori when it is known without employing empirical observations or experience. Arguably, one may know a priori that there cannot be a square circle. ABELARD, PETER (1079–1142). Abelard is best known for his metaphysics, ethics, and understanding of atonement. In metaphysics, he adopted a form of conceptualism, a position midway between Platonism and nominalism. In ethics, he greatly stressed the role of intentions and desires. He thereby put stress on the moral relevance of our interior life.
In philosophy of religion, the question is often addressed of whether 4 ACTUALITY AND POTENTIALITY spatial contact. The denial of action at a distance vexed modern accounts of the mind-body relationship, for if the mind is not spatial, it cannot causally affect spatial objects like the body, for the two are not in spatial proximity. Contemporary physics no longer posits spatial contiguity as a necessary condition for causation. Classical theism posits God as omnipresent and thus not distant from the cosmos with respect to causation.
ARENDT, HANNAH (1906–1975). Jewish political theorist from Germany. She studied under Heidegger and Jaspers and developed a profound critique of social and political injustice in the twentieth century. Her analysis of cruelty in The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), The Human Condition (1958), and On Violence (1970) build a strong case for a nonviolent democratic culture. ARIANISM / ARIAN HERESY. The belief (espoused by Arius, the Presbyter of Alexandria (256–336 CE), from whom the heresy takes its name) that the Father and the Son (Jesus) are not of the same substance.