1st Edition

Varieties of Belief

By Helm, Paul Copyright 1973
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    186 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 2002. This is Volume IV of seven in the Library of Philosophy series on the Philosophy of Religion. The Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History of Modern Philosophy under the heads: first of Different schools of Thought - Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different Subjects - Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Theology. Written in 1973, work in the philosophy of religion in the last thirty years has focused increasingly on the language of religion. Too often it seems that unless one happens to share the particular religious outlook of the writer, religious or theological premises are being made to yield philosophical conclusions. There is an obvious need for a less question-begging procedure, one that separates the philosophy from the religion. The aim of the study is to make a point about philosophical methodology no grounds are offered for preferring one analysis of religious belief to another.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Part I Internal and External Questions; Chapter 3 Religious Languageā€“Some Contemporary Approaches; Chapter 4 Belief and Knowledge; Part II Probability; Chapter 6 Self-Authentication; Chapter 7 Regulation; Chapter 8 Acquaintance; Part III Belief, Meaning and Understanding;


    Paul Helm