Philosophy and Religion from Plato to Postmodernism

Philosophy and Religion from Plato to Postmodernism

ISBN: 1851683070

ISBN 13: 9781851683079

Publication Date: August 19, 2002

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Pages: 218

Format: Paperback

Author: Max J. Charlesworth

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From the works of the Greek philosophers to the Postmodernist theories of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty, this authoritative survey encompasses over two thousand years of interaction between philosophical and religious though.
Exploring the various ways in which philosophy can relate to the monotheistic religions, the author tracks five key approaches in a carefully structured and accessible manner. Following a chronological pattern, these five chapters consider both major and less well-known philosophers, and feature detailed coverage of:
Plato, Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks
Philosophy and theology in St Augustine and Thomas Aquinas
reason, agnosticism and the works of Kant and Kierkegaard
Linguistic Analysis, religion and Wittgenstein
Postmodernism and religion: Heidegger, Derrida and Rorty
Accompanied by full reference notes, this thorough and up to date text is essential reading for all students and thinkers who wish to know more about philosophy,religion and the diverse ways in which these two fields have come together over the centures.

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