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Life's final Questions is exclusive between introductory philosophy textbooks. via synthesizing 3 designated methods -- topical, historic, and worldview/conceptual structures -- it offers scholars a breadth and intensity of standpoint formerly unavailable in regular introductory texts. half One, Six Conceptual structures, explores the philosophies of: naturalism, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, and Aquinas. half , vital difficulties in Philosophy, sheds gentle on: The legislations of Noncontradiction, attainable phrases, Epistemology I: no matter what occurred to Truth?, Epistemology II: A story of 2 structures, Epistemology III: Reformed Epistemology, God I: The lifestyles of God, God II: the character of God, Metaphysics: a few questions on Indeterminism, Ethics I: The Downward course, Ethics II: The Upward direction, Human Nature: The Mind-Body challenge and Survival After loss of life

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32 By now the thrust of Lewis's argument against naturalism has become clear. By definition, metaphysical naturalism excludes the possible existence of anything beyond nature. But the process of reasoning requires something that exceeds the bounds of nature, namely, the laws of logical inference. ) A More Recent Attack on Metaphysical Naturalism n a book first published in 1963, American philosopher Richard Taylor presented an argument pointing to an additional problem with metaphysical naturalism.

Is your commitment to any elements in this list shaky? Save this list until your reading of the book is completed and the course for which this book is a text is finished. Then do this exercise again, and compare your two lists and note the changes. FOR FURTHER READING Norman L. Geisler and William D. Watkins, Worlds Apart (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989). C. S. Lewis, Miracles (New York: Macmillan, 1960). Ronald H . Nash, Faith and Reason (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1988). Ronald H. Nash, Worldviews in Conjlict(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992).

Suddenly, or so it seemed, one event or piece of information led these persons to begin thinking in terms of a conceptual scheme that was totally different for them or one that they were becoming conscious of for the first time. Quite unexpectedly, these people saw things they had overlooked before; or they suddenly saw things fit together in a pattern so that there was meaning where none had been discernible before. It seems foolish, therefore, to stipulate that life-transforming changes in a worldview must match some pattern.

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