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Eric v.d. Luft
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God, Evil, and Ethics presents the basic elements of the philosophy of religion tradition in a new and provocative way. The authorâ€™s original philosophical narrative is interspersed with rich selections from Plato, Boethius, Thomas Aquinas, Anselm, Pascal, Descartes, Paley, Leibniz, Hume, Hegel, Kant, Mill, Stephen, Royce, James, and Clifford. Included are Platoâ€™s complete Phaedo and Euthyphro, Humeâ€™s complete essays "Of Miracles" and "On Suicide," several other unabridged works, and many excerpted pieces. The history and concepts of philosophy of religion emerge more clearly through this integration and interrelation of classical texts with modern summary and interpretation.
The aim of God, Evil, and Ethics is to bring together as much important material as possible, as logically as possible, in as few pages as possible for high-quality "one-stop shopping" at a reasonable cost. It is appropriate for students in four-year college, junior college, community college, upper-level prep school, and post-graduate non-credit enrichment courses in the philosophy of religion, as well as for the intelligent general reader.
Eric v.d. Luft wrote both his doctoral dissertation and masterâ€™s thesis on Hegelâ€™s philosophy of religion and has taught at Villanova University, Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the College of Saint Rose. He has held Surdna, Whiting, Wood, and U.S. Dept. of Education fellowships and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
... approachable and engaging. The author has a light touch and presents complex questions and debates clearly without resorting to simplification or generalization. Most positively of all, however, is that this is an introduction to the philosophy of religion that has a refreshingly broad understanding of its subject.
-- Russell Re Manning, University of Cambridge, in Reviews in Religion and Theology, 12, 2 (April 2005): 229-232
Dewey Decimal: 210
Library of Congress: BL 51 L83g 2004
Book Publisher: Gegensatz Press
No. of Pages: 264
Acid Free Paper: Yes
Neutral pH Paper: Yes