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Transcendence: Critical Realism and God

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Atheism as a belief does not have to present intellectual credentials within academia. Yet to hold beliefs means giving reasons for doing so, ones which may be found wanting. Instead, atheism is the automatic default setting within the academic world.
Conversely, religious belief confronts a double standard. Religious believers are not permitted to make truth claims but ar
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 15th 2004 by Routledge
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Zainal Bagir
Jul 09, 2014 Zainal Bagir rated it really liked it
A good read in philosophy of religion. It tries to be in the middle way between naive realism and anti-realism, 'objectivism' and relativism, etc. Some chapters (like the one on Maters of Suspicion and inter-religious dialogue) are quite refreshing--it also shows what a new perspective can do to old issues. As such it is also a nice book to be used in philosophy of religion class. (I use it in my class; the book helps to show the contrasts produced by different perspectives--realist, ...more
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