David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Theology 10 (1):93-99 (1997)
First, in response to Johnson, I note that my rejection of the “discourse practice” of philosophy of religion does not have a primarily pedagogical concern; instead, it is a concern with a discipline which has shaped itself to work consistently on the ground staked out by skeptics. Second, in response to questions raised by all three critics, while I do not think that only committed religious believers can contribute to philosophy of religion I do think that the philosopher’s commitments play a role in her or his engaging in the practice of doing philosophy of religion. Third, in response to Johnson and Godzieba, I indicate why I think the “ordinary believer,” as described, can be called prudent. Fourth, I note that we do not need to add a hermeneutics of suspicion to the practical philosophy of religion as I have described it because it is already there in practice for most believers. Finally, I note that the quest for wisdom is not abstract but is embodied and shared
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Patricia A. Johnson (1997). II. A Practical Philosophy of Religion. Philosophy and Theology 10 (1):71-78.
Chris L. Firestone (2012). A Response to Critics of In Defense of Kant's Religion. Faith and Philosophy 29 (2):193-209.
Tyler T. Roberts (2009). Skeptics and Believers. Teaching Co..
William Desmond (2005). Response to Martin De Nys. The Owl of Minerva 36 (2):165-174.
John K. Downey (1997). I. A Conversation on The Wisdom of Religious Commitment by Terrence W. Tilley. Philosophy and Theology 10 (1):65-70.
Victoria Harrison (2010). Philosophy of Religion, Fictionalism, and Religious Diversity. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 68 (1):43-58.
James P. Sterba (1999). Reconciling Public Reason and Religious Values. Social Theory and Practice 25 (1):1-28.
William Desmond (2005). Response to Stephen Houlgate. The Owl of Minerva 36 (2):175-188.
Jean-Louis Chrétien (2004). The Call and the Response. Fordham University Press.
David Leech & Aku Visala (2011). The Cognitive Science of Religion: Implications for Theism? Zygon 46 (1):47-64.
Frederick Neuhouser (2004). On Detaching Hegel's Social Philosophy From His Metaphysics. The Owl of Minerva 36 (1):31-42.
Jeremy Randel Koons (2003). Why Response-Dependence Theories of Morality Are False. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (3):275 - 294.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads1 ( #301,748 of 1,010,234 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,700 of 1,010,234 )
How can I increase my downloads?