David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
John Hick is a mind-body dualist. He claims that reality consists of two ontologically distinct types of entities, the mental and the physical, which causally interact with each other. Yet he subscribes to monism in response to the diversity of religion. He maintains that every world religion provides a unique response to the same single transcategorial ultimate reality. He also contends that he has realised through his religious experience that, as monism says, everything is part of a single indivisible whole. In this paper I propose and analyse three possible ways of solving this apparent tension between the dualistic and monistic elements in Hick’s metaphysical system. I argue that the first two solutions fail but their failures lead us to the third, successful solution, which entails a unique form of pantheistic or panentheistic monism.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Bernd Irlenborn (2011). John Hick's Pluralism. Philosophy and Theology 23 (2):267-280.
George I. Mavrodes (1997). A Response to John Hick. Faith and Philosophy 14 (3):289-294.
Amir Dastmalchian (2009). Religious Ambiguity in Hick’s Religious Pluralism. International Journal of Hekmat 1:75-89.
Kelly Trogdon (2009). Monism and Intrinsicality. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87 (1):127 – 148.
Jung H. Lee (1998). Problems of Religious Pluralism: A Zen Critique of John Hick's Ontological Monomorphism. Philosophy East and West 48 (3):453-477.
William P. Alston (1997). Response to Hick. Faith and Philosophy 14 (3):287-288.
John Hick & Arvind Sharma (eds.) (1993). God, Truth, and Reality: Essays in Honour of John Hick. St. Martin's Press.
Todd H. Weir (ed.) (2012). Monism: Science, Philosophy, Religion, and the History of a Worldview. Palgrave Macmillan.
Uriah Kriegel (2012). Kantian Monism. Philosophical Papers 41 (1):23-56.
Philip L. Quinn (1999). Epistemological Problems of Religious Pluralism. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1999:19-27.
Paul R. Eddy (1994). Religious Pluralism and the Divine: Another Look at John Hick's Neo-Kantian Proposal. Religious Studies 30 (4):467 - 478.
William Hasker & with A. Response by John Hick (2011). The Many Gods of Hick and Mavrodes. In Kelly James Clark & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Evidence and Religious Belief. Oxford University Press
Seyed Hassan Hosseini (2010). Religious Pluralism and Pluralistic Religion: John Hick's Epistemological Foundation of Religious Pluralism and an Explanation of Islamic Epistemology Toward Diversity of Unique Religion. The Pluralist 5 (1):94-109.
David Basinger (1988). Hick's Religious Pluralism and “Reformed Epistemology”. Faith and Philosophy 5 (4):421-432.
Added to index2011-04-01
Total downloads38 ( #85,871 of 1,724,865 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #110,372 of 1,724,865 )
How can I increase my downloads?