Author Janz, Paul D
Title God, the Mind's Desire : Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
©2004
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Series Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine ; v.11
Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine
Note Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 A reconnaissance of theology and epistemology -- 1 Theological integrity between reductionism and positivism -- 2 Theology and rational obligation within the basic structure of this book -- 2.1 A spectrum of obligation in thinking -- 2.2 Philosophy's perpetual polarities: anti-realism and realism -- 2.3 Philosophy's perpetual polarities: act and being -- 2.4 The Kantian inversion of all of these polarities -- 2.5 Tragedy and .nality -- 2.6 Penultimacy and Christology -- 2 Theology and the lure of obscurity -- 1 'Post-subject' thinking: post-structuralism and ultra-pragmatism -- 1.1 Ideological historiography and the problem of authentication -- 1.2 Intentional reference, 'dualism' and the 'feel' of meaning -- 1.3 Reason as 'ruse' -- 2 Consequences of anti-rationalism -- 2.1 Post-structuralism and the haemorrhaging of subjectivity -- 2.2 Post-subject thinking and the forsaking of intellectual virtue -- 3 Philosophy's perpetual polarities: anti-realism and realism -- 1 Anti-realism and realism present and past -- 1.1 Two ironies of empiricism -- 1.2 Anti-realism and realism: an old controversy renewed -- 2 Hilary Putnam's anti-realist ('internalist' ) account of rational obligation -- 2.1 Conceptual relativity -- 2.2 Rational acceptability and fallibilism -- 3 Thomas Nagel' s realist ('externalist' ) account of rational obligation -- 3.1 Reality, objective reality and non-completeness -- 3.2 Scepticism, self-transcendence and objective advance -- 3.3 The objective self -- 4 Philosophy's perpetual polarities: making and finding -- 1 Donald MacKinnon's conciliatory realism -- 1.1 MacKinnon's realism: against atomism -- 1.2 MacKinnon's realism: openness to holism
2 An integrated theory of correspondence: .nality on four levels, from 'common sense' to 'focal sense' -- 2.1 Finality in empirical externality -- 2.2 Finality in observational science -- 2.3 Finality in theoretical science -- 2.4 Finality in logic, pure mathematics, metaphysics -- 3 Assessment -- 5 Philosophy's perpetual polarities: act and being -- 1 Bonhoeffer's 'transcendental attempt': thinking (i.e., act) enquires into subjective 'being' -- 2 Bonhoeffer's 'ontological attempt': thinking (i.e., act) enquires into objective being (the world) -- 3 Assessment -- 3.1 'Act and being' and rational integrity -- 3.2 Act and being in the interpretation of revelation -- 6 The Kantian inversion of 'all previous philosophy' -- 1 Standardmisconstruals of the Critique of Pure Reason -- 1.1 The Critique of Pure Reason misconstrued as the thoroughgoing defence of pure reason -- 1.2 The Critique of Pure Reason misconstrued as an assault on metaphysics per se -- 2 Kant's 'Copernican revolution': the inversion of anti-realism (idealism) and realism -- 2.1 From 'things' to 'appearances' -- 2.2 'Empirical reality' means 'transcendental ideality' -- 3 Empirical realism -- 3.1 Demythologizing the myth of the given: Kant's 'empirical given' versus the critiques of mediacy, immediacy and presence -- 3.2 Appearance (Erscheinung) just is the 'empirically given' -- 3.3 Appearance and illusion -- 4 Rational integrity and Kant's doctrine of noumena -- 4.1 The Critique as answer to the 'Humean problem' -- 4.2 Noumena as regulative entities -- 7 Tragedy, empirical history and .nality -- 1 Tragedy and transcendence -- 1.1 Tragedy-as-discourse and tragedy in empirical history -- 1.2 Two .nalities -- 1.3 Attending to the tragic (in the narrative of Jesus) -- 2 Theological reference as empirical reference -- 3 The Eucharist as empirical referent -- 8 Penultimacy and Christology
1 Penultimacy -- 2 Autonomous and creaturely ways of being human -- 3 A 'derivation' of penultimacy as creaturely human being -- 3.1 The human classifying logos and the Logos of God -- 3.2 'Who are you?' as the question of transcendence -- 3.3 'Who are you?' as a question of despair -- 4 Penultimacy and Christian thinking -- Bibliography -- Index
This 2004 book argues for both integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence in discourse about God
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Janz, Paul D. God, the Mind's Desire : Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2004 9780521822411
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Alt Author Hardy, Daniel W