Naturalism and Agnosticism Paperback

The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of Aberdeen in the Years 1896-1898

by James Ward;

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Naturalism and Agnosticism

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James Ward (1843-1925) was Professor of Mental Philosophy and Logic at the University of Cambridge. First published in 1899, this two-volume work consists of his Gifford Lectures, delivered between 1896 and 1898, in which he criticises Naturalism (the belief that all phenomena are governed by the laws of science, and that the supernatural cannot exist), and Agnosticism (the belief that the existence of spiritual phenomena cannot be proved or disproved), in favour of Idealism, in which spiritual and non-material phenomena are central to human experience. The lectures in Volume 1 set Naturalism and Agnosticism within the context of the Mechanical Theory, arguing against its claim that experience can be fully described in terms of mechanical concepts such as motion, energy and force. Exploring the ideas of prominent thinkers such as Newton, Huxley and Spencer, these thought-provoking discussions continue to inform and evoke debate among philosophers and natural scientists.

Naturalism and Agnosticism by James Ward was published by Cambridge Library Collection in December 2011. The ISBN for Naturalism and Agnosticism is 9781108040976.

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Page last updated 19th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (December 2011)
Number of Pages326
Thickness19 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4027513
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