Great Thinkers on Great Questions

Pages: 256
Subject: Philosophy
Imprint: Oneworld

Great Thinkers on Great Questions

Roy Abraham Varghese

Great minds of the 20th century, including such distinguished names as Richard Swinburne, Alvin Platinga and Keith Ward, offers answers to some of life's key questions.
Paperback
9781851686551 (1 Apr 2009)
RRP £10.99 / US$17.95

The Book

This innovative and challenging book presents cogent answers from some of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century to fifteen of the most enduring questions posed by humanity. For questioning minds who seek alternative philosophical viewpoints, this is a unique and accessible assessment of humankind's common experience that offers a new vision for the next millenium.

Additional Information

Subject Philosophy
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Roy Abraham Varghese is an experienced author and editor on the subject of science and religion. His book Cosmic Beginnings and Human Endings won the Templeton Book Prize for Theology in 1995. Time magazine described his book Cosmos, Bios, Theos as "the year's most intriguing book about God".

Table of Contents

Part 1: Can We Known and Know That we Know? 21


Relativism 23


Universal Insights presupposed by science and philosophy 39





Part II: is matter the whole story 41


The existence of the soul 43


the freedom of the will 70


Life after death 83


Reincarnation 87





Part III: Are religion and Morality Simply and Solely By-products of the Socio-Cultural Environment? 95


Psychology,sociology and religious belief 97


Right and Wrong 100


Atheism 108





Part IV : Is There a God? 115


The existence of God 117


God and Modern Science 154


The Problem of Evil 191


Pantheism 206


Divine actions in the world and human history 212





Part V: What Can We Know About God? 219


Omniscience, omnipotence, eternity and infinity 221