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Swinburne, Richard

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Works: 110 works in 823 publications in 13 languages and 30,219 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree
Classifications: BT102, 212.1
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The existence of God by Richard Swinburne( Book )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substantially re-written and updated, this edition of 'The Existence of God' presents arguments such as the existence of the laws of nature, 'fine-tuning' of the universe, moral awareness and evidence of miracles, to prove the case that there is a God
The coherence of theism by Richard Swinburne( Book )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Coherence of Theism investigates what it means, and whether it is coherent, to say that there is a God. Richard Swinburne concludes that despite philosophical objections, most traditional claims about God are coherent (that is, do not involve contradictions); and although some of the most important claims are coherent only if the words by which they are expressed are being used in analogical senses, this is the way in which theologians have usually claimed that they are being used. When the first edition of this book was published in 1977, it was the first book in the new 'analytic' tradition of philosophy of religion to discuss these issues. Since that time there have been very many books and discussions devoted to them, and this new, substantially rewritten, second edition takes account of these discussions and of new developments in philosophy generally over the past 40 years. These discussions have concerned how to analyse the claim that God is 'omnipotent', whether God can foreknow human free actions, whether God is everlasting or timeless, and what it is for God to be a 'necessary being'. On all these issues this new edition has new things to say."
Is there a God? by Richard Swinburne( Book )

65 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is There a God? offers a powerful response to modern doubts about the existence of God. It may seem today that the answers to all fundamental questions lie in the province of science, and that the scientific advances of the twentieth century leave little room for God. Cosmologists have rolled back their theories to the moment of the Big Bang, the discovery of DNA reveals the key to life, the theory of evolution explains the development of life ... and with each new discovery or development, it seems that we are closer to a complete understanding of how things are. For many people, this gives strength to the belief that God is not needed to explain the universe; that religious belief is not based on reason; and that the existence of God is, intellectually, a lost cause. Richard Swinburne, one of the most distinguished philosophers of religion of our day, argues that on the contrary, science provides good grounds for belief in God. Why is there a universe at all? Why is there any life on Earth? How is it that discoverable scientific laws operate in the universe? Professor Swinburne uses the methods of scientific reasoning to argue that the best answers to these questions are given by the existence of God. The picture of the universe that science gives us is completed by God
Faith and reason by Richard Swinburne( Book )

66 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Swinburne analyses the purposes of practising a religion, and argues that religious faith requires belief that a particular creed provides the rationale for supposing that these purposes will be achieved
The evolution of the soul by Richard Swinburne( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human beings have evolved from animals, and animals from inanimate matter, but what has evolved is qualitatively different from the inanimate matter from which it began. Both humans and the higher animals have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by, brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body. Although both have a rich mental life, human souls, unlike animal souls, are capable of logical thought, have moral beliefs, have free will, and have an internal structure. Professor Swinburne concludes that there is no full scientific explanation available for the evolution of the soul, and almost certainly there never will be. --From publisher's description
Responsibility and atonement by Richard Swinburne( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First volume of a tetralogy on the philosophy of Christian doctrine; second volume is Revelation, from metaphor to analogy
Revelation : from metaphor to analogy by Richard Swinburne( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a fuller and entirely rewritten second edition of Revelation, the most notable new feature of which is a long chapter examining whether traditional Christian claims about personal morality (divorce, homosexuality, abortion etc.) can be regarded as revealed truths. A formal appendix shows how the structure of evidence supporting the Christian revelation can be articulated in terms of the probability calculus (and shows that Plantinga's well known argument from 'dwindling probabilities' against probabilistic arguments of this kind is not cogent)."--Jacket
The justification of induction by Richard Swinburne( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space and time by Richard Swinburne( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal identity by Sydney Shoemaker( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian God by Richard Swinburne( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is it for there to be a God, and what reason is there for supposing him to be the Traditional Christian God? In this pivotal volume of his tetralogy, Richard Swinburne builds a rigorous metaphysical system for describing the world, and applies this to assessing the worth of the Christian tenets of the Trinity and the Incarnation." "Part I is dedicated to analysing the categories needed to address accounts of the divine nature - these are substance, cause, time, and necessity. Part II begins by setting out, in terms of these categories, the fundamental doctrine of Western religions - that there is a God. After pointing out some of the different ways in which this doctrine can be developed, Swinburne spells out the simplest possible account of divine nature." "He then goes on to clarify the implications of this account for the specifically Christian doctrines of the Trinity (that God is 'three persons in one substance') and of the Incarnation (that God became incarnate in Jesus Christ). Swinburne finds that there are good reasons to believe the Christian additions to the core Western idea of God." "The Christian God builds upon Swinburne's acclaimed previous work to form a self-contained text which will no doubt become a classic in the philosophy of religion."--Jacket
Was Jesus God? by Richard Swinburne( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Swinburne argues compellingly that if there is a God, then the main doctrines which the Christian Church teaches about God are very probably true. In particular, he shows that there is strong philosophical support for the belief that Jesus, while remaining God, acquired a human nature and lived on earth for 30 years as a human being
Providence and the problem of evil by Richard Swinburne( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does a loving God allow humans to suffer so much? This is one of the most difficult problems of religious belief. The author of this text, the third in a tetralogy, examines this problem, and offers his interpretation of the problem
The concept of miracle by Richard Swinburne( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurrection of God incarnate by Richard Swinburne( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether or not Jesus rose bodily from the dead is perhaps the most critical and contentious issue in the study of Christianity. Rather than depend on statements in the New Testament, Swinburne argues for a wider approach
Epistemic justification by Richard Swinburne( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Swinburne offers an original treatment of a question at the heart of epistemology: what makes a belief rational, or justified in holding? He maps the rival accounts of philosophers on epistemic justification ("internalist" and "externalist"), arguing that they are really accounts of different concepts. He distinguishes between synchronic justification (justification at a time) and diachronic justification (synchronic justification resulting from adequate investigation) - both internalist and externalist. He also argues that most kinds of justification are worth having because they are indicative of truth; however, it is only justification of internalist kinds that can guide a believer's actions. Swinburne goes on to show the usefulness of the probability calculus in elucidating how empirical evidence makes beliefs probably true."--Jacket
An introduction to confirmation theory by Richard Swinburne( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, brain, and free will by Richard Swinburne( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure mental events (including conscious events) are distinct from physical events and interact with them. Swinburne claims that no result from neuroscience or any other science could show that interaction does not take place; and illustrates this claim by showing that recent scientific work (such as Libet's experiments) has no tendency whatever to show that our intentions do not cause brain events. He goes on to argue for agent causation, and claims that--to speak precisely--it is we, and not our intentions, that cause our brain events. It is metaphysically possible that each of us could acquire a new brain or continue to exist without a brain; and so we are essentially souls. Brain events and conscious events are so different from each other that it would not be possible to establish a scientific theory which would predict what each of us would do in situations of moral conflict. Hence given a crucial epistemological principle (the Principle of Credulity) we should believe that things are as they seem to be: that we make choices independently of the causes which influence us. According to Swinburne's lucid and ambitious account, it follows that we are morally responsible for our actions
Simplicity as evidence of truth by Richard Swinburne( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content Description #"Under the auspices of the Wisconsin-Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau."#Includes bibliographical references
Richard Swinburne : Christian philosophy in a modern world by Nicola Mössner( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Swinburne is one of the most influential contemporary proponents of the analytical philosophy of religion. He is, above all, a traditional theist i.e: he believes, that there exists an eternal, uncreated and immaterial perfect soul called 'God' which is omnipotent, omniscient, perfectly free, morally perfect and the creator and sustainer of the universe. However, his interests are very wide-ranging. He has written on almost every central theological and philosophical issue such as epistemology, metaphysics, theory of mind and ethics. Swinburne is particularly well-known for his perceptive defence of, some would say 'time-honoured', others may prefer 'old-fashioned', philosophical doctrines. During the "Munstersche Vorlesungen 2007" students and faculty members from Munster entered into a skilful and interesting discussion concerning most of Swinburne's positions
 
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Alternative Names
Granville Swinburne, Richard 1934-

Richard Swinburne britischer Religionsphilosoph

Richard Swinburne Brits filosoof

Richard Swinburne filosofo, teologo e educatore britannico

Richard Swinburne philosophe britannique

Swinburne, Richard G.

Swinburne, Richard G. 1934-

Swinburne, Richard Granville

Swinburne, Richard Granville 1934-

Суинберн, Ричард 1934-

Суинбёрн, Ричард британский философ и теолог

ריצ'רד סווינברן

ריצ'רד סווינברן סופר בריטי

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スウィンバーン, R.

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The coherence of theismIs there a God?Faith and reasonThe evolution of the soulResponsibility and atonementRevelation : from metaphor to analogyPersonal identityThe Christian God