Nancey Murphy's Anglo-american Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspectives On PDF

By Nancey Murphy

ISBN-10: 0813328683

ISBN-13: 9780813328683

The time period postmodern is mostly used to consult present paintings in philosophy, literary feedback, and feminist suggestion encouraged through Continental thinkers resembling Friedrich Nietzsche and Jacques Derrida. during this e-book, Nancey Murphy appropriates the time period to explain rising styles in Anglo-American notion and to point their radical holiday from the idea styles of Enlightened modernity.The e-book examines the shift from smooth to postmodern in 3 components: epistemology, philosophy of language, and metaphysics. Murphy contends that entire clusters of phrases in every one of those disciplines have taken on new makes use of long ago fifty years and that those alterations have radical outcomes for all parts of academia, in particular in philosophy of technological know-how, philosophy of faith, and ethics.

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The Evidential Value of Religiaus Experience 3. Data and Theories of Instrumentation 4. Theological Equivalents of Theories of Instrumentation 5. Epistemological Problems in Theology 6. Conclusion Chapter 9 - Theology and Ethics in the Hierarchy of the Sciences 1. Introduction 2. A Bit of History 3. A Proposal 4. Ethics and the Social Sciences 5. The Relation Between Theology and Ethics 6. Theology and the Social Sciences 7. Conclusion Chapter 10 - Supervenience and the Nonreducibility of Ethics to Biology 1.

Human bodies were complex machines, but the person—the ‘I’—is the mind, which is entirely free. From dualist roots in Descartes’s philosophy has grown the distinction between the natural sciences and the Geisteswissenschaften (the social sciences and humanities). One strong tradition throughout the modern period has claimed, prior to and over against the logical positivists’ program for the unification of science, that these are two radically different kinds of discipline with different methodologies—one dealing with a mechanistically conceived physical nature, the other dealing with the inner life of the mind and mind’s cultural products.

Tend to presuppose the same basic theory of knowledge—foundationalism. Thus, McClendon pointed out that modern epistemologists could be thought of as falling along a spectrum or axis, with radical skeptics (disappointed foundationalists) at one end and optimistic foundationalists at the other. In philosophy of language, if language ordinarily gets its meaning from what it represents in the world, then some account has to be given of nonfactual forms of discourse such as ethics, aesthetics, and religion.

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