Why Believe? Hardback

by John Cottingham;


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Why Believe?

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Today countless people struggle with belief - not just religious belief but any belief at all. John Cottingham is a philosopher of searing intellectual honesty who is well attuned to these preoccupations. He takes doubt, secularism, and the problem of evil very seriously. And yet he also takes seriously Pascal's statement of having found certainty (O Certitude). His knowledge of the writings of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung is very profound, and yet he does not find the former to be a reductionist when it comes to religious belief. He is passionately interested in the process of self-discovery and inner transformation, a process in which he argues the intellect must play its full part.

A religious outlook says Cottingham stands or falls by its integrity. Such a simple statement is far from simple in reality. It is the problem in religion and belief which has become the litmus test of its veracity.

Introduction
Belief and Involvement
Belief and Ethical Formation: The Life of Virtue
The Life of the Emotions
The Interior Life
The Examined Life
Concluding Reflections

Professor Cottingham has the Chair in Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK. This was Anthony Flew’s chair previously.

Why Believe? by John Cottingham was published by Continuum in September 2009 and is our 49468th best seller. The ISBN for Why Believe? is 9780826496362.

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Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (September 2009)
Weight318g
Number of Pages224
Thickness23 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
ISBN9780826496362
ISBN-100826496369
Product Code1145704
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