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In La Téntation de Saint Antoine Gustave Flaubert dramatizes a philosophical exchange about the nature of divine providence and the efficacy of petitionary prayer. The Devil and Antony consider the question of whether God can be called upon for relief from suffering. The Saint assumes as popular...
I evaluate the plausibility of how broadly ‘Wittgensteinian’ approaches to the philosophy of religion: looking in the first half of the essay at the account such approaches give of the meaning of religious utterances, and in the second half at the account given of the required justification for...
The paper seeks to explore the roots of Steiner's thought and particularly the theme of transcendence understood in terms of the mystery of immanence he expresses in terms of real presence. Steiner sees a significant breaking of the classic covenant between word and world occurring in the later...
In this article, I contrast two theories of history: a Marxist theory (that of G. A. Cohen) and an anarchist theory. Both theories, in their respective attempts at explaining epochal transitions, seem to require some plausible construal of Marx's claim that revolutions occur when a society's...
Keith W. Whitelam. The Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History. John M. G. Barclay. Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora from Alexander to Trajan (323 BCE–117 CE). R. J. Zwi Werblowsky and Geoffrey Wigoder (Eds) The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. Chaim Stern....
J. A. Faris. The Paradoxes of Zeno. Jonathan Barnes (Ed). The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle. Prudence Allen. The Concept of Woman: The Aristotelian Revolution 750 BC–AD 1250. John Cottingham (Ed) Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy with Selections from the Objections and Replies. John...
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