Religion, Reality, and a Good Life: A Philosophical Approach to Religion (Religion in Philosophy and Theology)
Religion, Reality, and a Good Life: A Philosophical Approach to Religion (Religion in Philosophy and Theology)
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Title: Religion, Reality, and a Good Life: A Philosophical Approach to Religion (Religion in Philosophy and Theology)
ISBN10: 3161483758
ISBN13: 978-3161483752
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 221 pages
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck (December 31, 2004)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1563 kb
Size epub: 1632 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
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Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
In this book, Eberhard Herrmann deals with the problem of realism, which is one of the central issues in the philosophy of religion. Do we as human beings have access to a reality in itself, assuming that such an idea makes sense, or only to reality as it is conceptualized by us? The author rejects the approaches of metaphysical realism and of postmodern relativism. In their place, he develops and presents an alternative approach called pragmatic realism, which embodies two main lines of thought, the first being that reality is always reality as we conceptualize it, the second being that this does not rule out objectivity. In the case of a good life, that is to say a fulfilling life, a notion of objectivity is presented on the basis of certain reflections about how conceptualized reality can be said to offer us resistance in certain respects.