Analytic Philosophy of Religion (Handbook of Contemporary by James F. Harris

By James F. Harris

Whilst Gene lengthy, editor of Kluwer's instruction manual of up to date Philosophy of faith sequence, first invited me to write down the amount on Analytic Philosophy of faith, I authorized with nice enthusiasm. My in simple terms reason for that enthusiasm now's that i used to be more youthful and extra naive on the time. quickly after beginning paintings at the quantity, my enthusiasm was once dampened by means of the daunting importance of the duty. i started as a sprinter and speedy settled into the velocity of a long-distance runner. even if I thought of myself good learn within the topic, I quickly came upon that I had loads of study to do to be convinced that I had thought of all the significant contributions to some of the discussions, matters, and of faith. As I learn an increasing number of difficulties came upon inside analytic philosophy books and articles, i spotted that I had rushed right into a territory already good trodden by way of the angels. i'm significantly inspired by way of the sophistication and subtlety of philosophical argument that symbolize the several debates in modern analytic philosophy of faith. This quantity covers an unlimited quantity of fabric. i've got endeavored to supply the fairest attainable examining of other authors, and, in circumstances the place I contain my very own severe reviews and boost my very own positions, i've got endeavored to supply the most powerful attainable interpretations of the positions I criticize.

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Analytic philosophy burned itself out and showed itself to be a dead-end approach to philosophy. "The notion of 'logical analysis' turned upon itself and committed slow suicide," he claims. 49 The sources for the threat of self-destruction within analytic philosophy are many, and I cannot examine those in detail here. However, the most influential attacks upon the fundamental distinctions and commitments of analytic philosophy that have arisen from within the analytic tradition itself are worthy of brief mention.

Nor do bliks provide any explanation of the world, but they do provide the most general framework within which reason and explanation are recognized and operate. , 1978); and Ronald E. Santoni, Religious Language and the Problem of Religious Knowledge. 20 In addition, see 1. J. C. Smart, "Metaphysics, Logic, and Theology," in New Essays in Philosophical Theology, edited by Antony Flew and Alasdair MacIntyre, pp. 12-27; R. F. Holland, "Religious Discourse and Theological Discourse," Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol.

IN1RODUCTION: THE RISE OF ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 23 different people. " Austin's speechact theory focuses upon the particular locutions of a speaker rather than upon "language" or "sentences" or "words" and is based upon the tripartite distinction between locutionary acts, illocutionary acts, and perlocutionary acts. " S then performs the locutionary act of issuing the utterance (with a definite sense and reference), the illocutionary act of promising to be home before a certain time, and the perlocutionary act of causing A to believe that S will be home before that time.

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