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Author Zackariasson, Ulf, 1970- author
Title Pragmatic philosophy of religion : melioristic case studies / Ulf Zackariasson
Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, [2022]
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 RCHSS Library  BL51 Z28 2022    AVAILABLE    30560400704315
Descript viii, 179 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series American philosophy series
American philosophy series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Preface -- Part I: A Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion with a Melioristic Flavor 1. The Pragmatic raison d'etre of Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion -- 2. Pragmatism and Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion -- Part II: Melioristic Applications: Three Case Studies in the Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion 3. What Is It to Be Religiously Mistaken? (and Why We Should Concentrate on That Question) -- 4. Our Claimed Lives: Meliorism, Miracles and the Miraculous -- 5. Pragmatic Pluralisms and Religious Diversities: Diapractice and Existential Agent-Regret -- Afterword: Pragmatism, Philosophy, and the Primacy of Practice -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
"In Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion: Melioristic Case Studies, Ulf Zackariasson argues for the fruitfulness of pragmatic philosophy of religion by bringing it to bear on a number of classical topics within the contemporary philosophy of religion. Zackariasson first outlines a version of pragmatic philosophy of religion that takes the pragmatic insistence on the primacy of practice to heart. Here, he shows that religious traditions and their secular counterparts transmit a number of paradigmatic responses that adherents can draw on in their encounters with human life's existential contingencies. He further discusses the upshot of this approach for how we think of miracles, religious diversity, and what it is to be religiously mistaken. In each case, Zackariasson shows that a pragmatic approach offers important novel perspectives and insights that contemporary (primarily analytic) philosophy of religion tends to neglect. By relating to debates and well-known positions within the contemporary philosophy of religion, he also makes these novel perspectives and insights concrete for those who are not already committed pragmatists. The case studies thus serve as invitations to constructive dialogue within an increasingly pluralistic philosophy of religion"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Religion -- Philosophy -- Case studies
Pragmatism -- Case studies
Pragmatism. fast (OCoLC)fst01074582
Religion -- Philosophy. fast (OCoLC)fst01093794
Case studies. fast (OCoLC)fst01423765
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