Meaning and Mystery
  • Author : David M. Holley
  • Release Date : 19 November 2009
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 1444315625
  • Total Download : 741
  • File Size : 42,6 Mb

Meaning and Mystery eBook PDF Summary

Book Description: Meaning and Mystery offers a challenge to the way Philosophyhas traditionally approached the issue of belief in God as atheoretical problem, proposing instead a form of reflection moreappropriate to the practical nature of the issue. Makes use of abundant illustrative material, from bothliterature, such as Les Misérables, Edwin Abott’sFlatland, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and LeoTolstoy’s A Confession, and popular culture, such asadvertisements, the television series Joan of Arcadia andthe film Stranger Than Fiction Uses imaginative scenarios to offer explanations of centralconcepts Incorporates theories on human thought and behavior inexploring the formation of religious belief Written in a style that is accessible to readers with littlebackground knowledge of philosophy

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