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Religion and the One

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Religion and the One by Frederick Copleston
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Theories of one ultimate reality exist in philosophies of both the East and the West, and in both traditions such theories are commonly connected with religion. In this book the author explores the approach that different philosophies have taken to the question of divine reality, with a special focus on the metaphysics of the One. In the first part of the book, Copleston looks at the features of different traditions, discussing Taoist philosophy, the Vedanta schools of thought in India, the development of philosophy in the Islamic world, and a number of movements from the Western tradition. The second part questions why people form such theories, exploring factors such as the nature of the self and the cognitive value of mysticism. The author also discusses the consequences of the metaphysics of the One for ethical ideals and social activism. Approaching the issues in an open-minded and unprejudiced fashion, he does not pretend to have answers to all the questions he raises. However, unlike many theologians and philosophers, he is not prepared to dismiss metaphysics as being inherently irreligious.

Author Biography

Frederick Copleston was born in Somerset in 1907. After studying at Oxford, he held a number of academic posts, including Professor of the History of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at London University. He died in 1994.
Release date NZ
November 7th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
288
Dimensions
216x140x15
ISBN-13
9780826465726
Product ID
1642289

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