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Freud and Jung on Religion

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  1. A Critique of Recent Criticisms of Freud on Religious Belief.Thomas W. Smythe - 2011 - Open Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):11.
    The paper is a critique of recent criticisms of Sigmund Freud’s theory that religion is based on wishful thinking. The criticisms made by authors such as Alvin Plantinga, John Hick, William P. Alston, William Rowe, and Merol Westphal are critically examined. I defend Freud’s critique of religion as a satisfaction of our deepest desires for a heavenly father showing inductively that those desires render religious belief as unlikely to be true.
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  • Charles Taylor, Mikhail Epstein and ‘Minimal Religion’.Ian Fraser - 2015 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77 (2):159-178.
    In A Secular Age Charles Taylor endorses Mikhail Epstein’s notion of ‘minimal religion’ as his preferred orientation to the good for Western secular society. This article examines the basis of Epstein’s ‘minimal religion’ which rests on the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. It is shown that Freud’s theories are incompatible with Taylor’s own thought, and in the case of Jung, Epstein fails to develop the latter’s contribution to our understanding of religion. Moreover, although Taylor endorses Epstein’s work (...)
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  • Being Human: Religion and Superstition in a Psychoanalytic Philosophy of Religion.Beverley Clack - 2012 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 70:255-279.
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  • Unconscious Beliefs in Buddhist Philosophy: A Comparative Perspective.David Burton - 2005 - Contemporary Buddhism 6 (2):117-130.
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