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The Critical Stance II: Arguments and Objections

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The religious ambiguity of the world provides reason to adopt the Critical Stance. In addition, we display respect for others, and appreciation of them as people who acquire and hold their beliefs in ... More


The Hiddenness of God: Introduction

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

There are many reasons to believe that, if God exists, God is in large measure hidden from us. The hiddenness of God is one aspect of the religious ambiguity of the world. Since the world is ... More


On Religious Ambiguity

Robert McKim

in On Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774029
eISBN:
9780199932610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This is an exploration and defense of the idea that human experience is religiously ambiguous. Necessary conditions for there to be ambiguity of any sort are presented. The sort of ambiguity that is ... More


God's Hiddenness, Freedom to Believe, and Attitude Problems

Robert McKim

in Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128352
eISBN:
9780199834488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128354.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Some propose that God must be hidden if we are to exercise control over whether we believe that God exists and that our ability to exercise such control is an important good of mystery. All versions ... More


On Religious Diversity

Robert McKim

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774029
eISBN:
9780199932610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores some responses to religious diversity, with particular attention to attitudes that a member of a religious tradition might take to the beliefs and salvific prospects of outsiders. ... More


Epilogue: Religious Diversity in the Shadow of Ambiguity

Robert McKim

in On Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774029
eISBN:
9780199932610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter deals with some aspects of the implications of religious ambiguity for how one should respond to the fact of religious diversity. A case is made for trying to understand the point of ... More


Purpose in the Universe: The moral and metaphysical case for Ananthropocentric Purposivism

Tim Mulgan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199646142
eISBN:
9780191813993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Two familiar world views dominate Western philosophy: materialist atheism and the benevolent God of the Abrahamic faiths. This book explores a third way. Ananthropocentric Purposivism claims that ... More


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