Wittgenstein, Religion and Ethics: New Perspectives from Philosophy and Theology

Cover page -- Halftitle page -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- From passing over in silence to the elucidation of grammar -- Thinking about religion and ethics in Wittgenstein'...

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Main Author: Burley, Mikel (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2018
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Burley, Mikel: Wittgenstein, Religion and Ethics : New Perspectives from Philosophy and Theology. - London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,c2018. - 9781350050211
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Summary:Cover page -- Halftitle page -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- From passing over in silence to the elucidation of grammar -- Thinking about religion and ethics in Wittgenstein's wake -- Summary of chapters -- Notes -- 1 The Early Wittgenstein on Ethical Religiousness as a Dispositional Attitude -- The Transcendental Reading -- The Dispositional Reading -- Notes -- 2 'The Problem of Life' -- Introduction: The personal and the universal -- The problem of Wittgenstein's life: The insidious poison of anxiety -- Moving towards the universal problem of life: From anxiety over philosophical work to anxiety over everything -- Is life really as insecure as all that? And is its insecurity really significant enough to be worthy of such great anxiety? -- Conclusion: The difficulty of acknowledging the problem -- Notes -- 3 Wittgenstein and the Study of Religion -- The 'Wittgensteinian fideism' debate -- Rejecting and affirming Wittgensteinian fideism -- Wittgenstein's naturalism -- The natural and the religious -- Concluding remarks -- Notes -- 4 Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard and Chalcedon -- Wittgenstein, ethics and aesthetics -- Wittgenstein, Christian belief and Kierkegaard -- Chalcedon and the grammar of 'God' -- Notes -- 5 On the Very Idea of a Theodicy -- A critique of the anthropomorphic view -- God as moral consequentialist -- An alternative conception: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 6 Wittgenstein, Analogy and Religion in Mulhall's The Great Riddle -- Nonsense and its uses -- Analogy and projectibility -- Theology and philosophy -- Notes -- 7 Riddles, Nonsense and Religious Language -- Absolute value, riddles and great riddles -- Silence speaks: Three glances at the 2013 Gifford Lectures -- Notes
8 Wittgenstein and the Distinctiveness of Religious Language -- The face value theory of religious language -- Challenging the face value theory -- Wittgenstein on religion -- Wittgenstein and the opposition -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 9 Number and Transcendence -- Number, logic and reality -- Numerical Platonism -- Number and sign -- The strange numerical kinship of Wittgenstein with Plato -- Infinity and calculation -- Platonizing Cantor, rendering Wittgenstein realist -- Wittgenstein and Aristotle: Infinity and motion -- Cantor versus Wittgenstein's Fregeanism -- From number to the divine, from motion to metaphysics: Against Wittgenstein's transcendentalism -- Notes -- 10 What Have I Done? -- Double effect and the limits of negative responsibility -- The publicity of the mental -- What intention isn't -- Against closeness -- Intention and convention -- Intention, convention and some familiar old chestnuts -- Notes -- 11 Wittgenstein and the Value of Clarity -- Wittgenstein against reduction -- Examples of blurring distinctions -- Orwell versus vagueness -- Williams on power -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:1350050229