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Religion and the One

Frederick Copleston

Religion and the One

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.

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About "Religion and the One"

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.
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Meet the Author

Frederick Copleston

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.

Table Of Contents

  • The Metaphysics Of The One And The Many; The One In Taoism And Buddhism; Advaita Vedanta And Its Critics; Islam And Mysticism; Western Philosophy And The One; The World And The One; The Self And The One; Mysticism And Knowledge; Ethics, Metaphysics And Social Ideals; The Succession Of Systems And Truth.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 195178
  • Product Code 0826465722
  • EAN 9780826465726
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Continuum Publishing Group
  • Publication Date Jan 2003
  • Dimensions 140 x 216 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.369kg

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