Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion

Edited by Mark Addis, Robert L. Arrington

© 2004 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion sheds new light on the perennial debate between faith and reason. It highlights the disagreements between Wittgenstein and religious sceptics, resulting in a collection that is both informative and stimulating. The themes discussed include Wittgenstein's views on creation, magic and free will, and Wittgenstein's thought is compared to that of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and contemporary reformed epistemologists.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Contributors Abbreviations Editors' Introduction 1. The Gospel According to Wittgenstein 2. Wittgenstein and Magic 3. Wittgenstein, Religious Belief, and On Certainty 4. Creation, Causality, and Freedom of Will 5. Faith: Themes from Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche 6. D.Z.Phillips' Fideism in Wittgenstein's Mirror 7. Wittgensteinian Religion and 'Reformed' Epistemology 8. Wittgenstein and the Interpretation of Religious Discourse 9. Wittgenstein and Wittgensteinians on Religion 10. 'Theology as Grammar': Wittgenstein and Some Critics

About the Editors

Robert L. Arrington is Professor of Philosophy at Georgia State University. He is author of Rationalism, Realism and Relativism and Western Ethics, the Editor of the Blackwell Companion to the Philosophers, and co-editor of two other collections of essay on Wittgenstein published by Routledge. Mark Addis is a Lecturer at the University of Central England and the author of Wittgenstein: Making Sense of Other Minds.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI005000
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy