Wittgenstein 4nd Natural Religion
Wittgenstein 4nd Natural Religion by G08rdon Graham
English | November 18, 2014 | ISBN: 0198713975 | PDF | 240 pages | 9.5 MB
G08rdon Graham presents a radically innovative study of Wittgensteins philosophy, in relation to the age-old impulse to connect 08rdinary human life with the transcendent reality of God. He offers an account of its relevance to the study of religion that is completely different to the st4ndard version of &quotWittgensteinian philosophy of religion&quot expounded by both its adherents 4nd critics. Graham goes on to revitalize the philosophy of &quottrue religion,&quot an alternative, though not a rival, to the lively philosophical theology of Plantinga 4nd Swinburne that currently dominates the subject.
This alternative style of philosophy of religion has equally deep hist08rical roots in the philosophical w08rks of Spinoza, Hume, Schleiermacher, 4nd Mill. At the same time, it is m08re easily connected to the psychological, sociological, 4nd anthropological studies of William James, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Mircea Eliade, 4nd Mary Douglas. Graham uses Wittgensteins conception of philosophy to argue in favour of the idea that true religion is to be understood as human participation in divine life.