WorldCat Identities

Trigg, Roger

Works: 35 works in 313 publications in 6 languages and 10,675 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: H61, 128
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger Trigg
Understanding social science : a philosophical introduction to the social sciences by Roger Trigg( Book )

42 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this introductory volume on the nature of society, Roger Trigg examines the scientific basis of social science and shows that philosophical presuppositions are a necessary starting point for the study of society. This second edition contains three new chapters that demonstrate the relationship of the philosophy of social science to politics, and takes into account recent developments including the impact of rational choice theory, and attacks on the possibility of reason by postmodernists. Themes in the book include the relation of individual society, the basis of our understanding of other societies, and the character of social reality. Is there such a thing as society? What of the threat of relativism? These and other questions are examined in depth
Ideas of human nature : an historical introduction by Roger Trigg( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ideas of Human Nature presents twelve of the most influential western thinkers on the topic of human nature. This updated second edition includes new chapters on Locke and Kant and a new conclusion on postmodernism. The thinkers are all examined in their historical context and their relevance to contemporary controversies is discussed."--Jacket
Reason and commitment by Roger Trigg( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and Polish and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaping of man : philosophical aspects of sociobiology by Roger Trigg( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality at risk : a defence of realism in philosophy and the sciences by Roger Trigg( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality and religion : does faith need reason? by Roger Trigg( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality and science : can science explain everything? by Roger Trigg( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can science hope to provide a 'Theory of Everything', a final explanation of the nature of the Universe? Is science our sole source of knowledge? These questions are being increasingly asked and yet at the same time many distrust science and have become disillusioned with its effects on our world. Can science and scientific practice be justified? What are the rational foundations of science?" "Many contemporary philosophers are bewitched by the idea that there must be some neutral ground or a 'God's-eye view' to which we can appeal when we wish to justify a whole conceptual scheme. The impossibility of finding one drives many to relativism. How far can reason, and the idea of reality, be upheld in the face of this criticism?" "In this important new book, Professor Trigg faces these issues squarely and examines how far it is possible to give reasons for trusting science. In defending a realist outlook, Trigg aims to show that even physical science must be given metaphysical foundations. In so doing, he explains and evaluates the views of Rorty, Wittgenstein, Quine, Putnam, and Hawking, amongst others. The limits of science and rationality are explored and the power of human reason is in the end upheld."--Jacket
Pain and emotion by Roger Trigg( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in public life : must faith be privatized? by Roger Trigg( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How far can religion play a part in the public sphere, or should it be only a private matter? Roger Trigg examines this question in the context of today's pluralist societies, where many different beliefs clamour for attention. Should we celebrate diversity, or are matters of truth at stake? In particular, can we maintain our love of freedom, while cutting it off from religious roots? In societies in which there are many conflicting beliefs, the place of religion is a growing political issue. Should all religions be equally welcomed in the public square? Favouring one religion over others may appear to be a failure to treat all citizens equally, yet for citizens in many countries their Christian heritage is woven into their way of life. Whether it is the issue of same-sex marriages, the right of French schoolgirls to wear Islamic headscarves, or just the public display of Christmas trees, all societies have to work out a consistent approach to the public influence of religion"--Publisher description
Morality matters by Roger Trigg( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Roger Trigg examines and defends the role of morality in our social and political lives. Rather than limiting the scope of morality to private choices, Trigg argues that we need to acknowledge the moral foundations of our political way of life in the West, in order that we are better able to live and flourish nationally and internationally."--BOOK JACKET
Equality, freedom, and religion by Roger Trigg( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is religious freedom being curtailed in pursuit of equality, and the outlawing of discrimination? Is enough effort made to accommodate those motivated by a religious conscience? All rights matter but at times the right to put religious beliefs into practice increasingly takes second place in the law of different countries to the pursuit of other social priorities. The right to freedom of belief and to manifest belief is written into all human rights charters. In the United States religious freedom is sometimes seen as "the first freedom". Yet increasingly in many jurisdictions in Europe and North America, religious freedom can all too easily be "trumped" by other rights. In this work, the author looks at the assumptions that lie behind the subordination of religious liberty to other social concerns, especially the pursuit of equality. He gives examples from different Western countries of a steady erosion of freedom of religion. The protection of freedom of worship is often seen as sufficient, and religious practices are separated from the beliefs which inspire them. So far from religion in general, and Christianity in particular, providing a foundation for our beliefs in human dignity and human rights, religion is all too often seen as threat and a source of conflict, to be controlled at all costs. The challenge is whether any freedom can preserved for long, if the basic human right to freedom of religious belief and practice is dismissed as of little account, with no attempt to provide any reasonable accommodation. Given the central role of religion in human life, unnecessary limitations on its expression are attacks on human freedom itself
Philosophy matters : an introduction to philosophy by Roger Trigg( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for those who may be approaching the subject for the first time, Philosophy Matters shows that philosophy is crucial in questioning our presuppositions, and for helping us to establish our own beliefs about the nature of the world." "Anyone with an interest in the underlying philosophical origins of popular notions about reality is encouraged to read this book. Asserting that all too often we take ideas for granted, it shows how even "common sense" depends on the philosophy of previous generations." "Philosophy Matters takes on the task of confronting and elucidating the important philosophical issues that play their part in guiding our lives today. In the process, it also shows that philosophy is not a sterile intellectual pursuit, but a particularly relevant and practical tool to be used in gaining knowledge of ourselves and our place in the world."--Jacket
Religious diversity : philosophical and political dimensions by Roger Trigg( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Should we merely celebrate diversity in the sphere of religion? What of the social cohesion of a country? There is a constant tug between belief in religious truth and the need for respect for other religions. Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Dimensions examines how far a firm faith can allow for toleration of difference and respect the need for religious freedom. It elucidates the philosophical credentials of different approaches to truth in religion, ranging from a dogmatic fundamentalism to a pluralism that shades into relativism. Must we resort to a secularism that treats all religion as a personal and private matter, with nothing to contribute to discussions about the common good? How should law approach the issue of religious freedom? Introducing the relevance of central discussions in modern philosophy of religion, the book goes on to examine the political implications of increasing religious diversity in a democracy"--
Beyond matter : why science needs metaphysics by Roger Trigg( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does science have all the answers? Can it even deal with abstract reasoning which reaches beyond the world experienced by us? How can we be so sure that the physical world is sufficiently ordered to be intelligible to humans? How is it that mathematics, a product of human minds, can unlock the secrets of the physical universe? Are all such questions to be ruled out as inadmissible if science cannot settle them? Metaphysics has traditionally been understood as reasoning beyond the reach of science, sometimes even claiming realities that are beyond its grasp. Because of this, metaphysics has often been contemptuously dismissed by scientists and philosophers who wish to remain within the bounds of what can be scientifically proven. Yet scientists at the frontiers of physics unwittingly engage in metaphysics, as they are now happy to contemplate whole universes that are, in principle, beyond human reach. Roger Trigg challenges those who deny that science needs philosophical assumptions. In fact, Trigg claims that the foundations of science themselves have to lie beyond science. It takes reasoning apart from what can be experienced to discover what is not yet known, and this metaphysical reasoning to imagine realities beyond what can be accessed."--Jacket
The roots of religion : exploring the cognitive science of religion by Roger Trigg( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cognitive science of religion is a new discipline that looks at the roots of religious belief in the cognitive architecture of the human mind. This book deals with the philosophical and theological implications of the cognitive science of religion which grounds religious belief in human cognitive structures: religious belief is 'natural', in a way that even scientific thought is not. Philosophers and theologians from North America, UK and Australia, explore the alleged conflict between truth claims and examine the roots of religion in human nature
Free to believe? : religious freedom in a liberal society by Roger Trigg( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversità religiosa : dimensioni filosofiche e politiche by Roger Trigg( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akılcılık ve bilim by Roger Trigg( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein and social science by Roger Trigg( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelegerea stiintei sociale : o introducere filosofica by Roger Trigg( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.09 for Religion i ... to 0.98 for Diversità ...)

Reason and commitment
Alternative Names
트리그, 로저

Ideas of human nature : an historical introductionReason and commitmentThe shaping of man : philosophical aspects of sociobiologyRationality and religion : does faith need reason?Rationality and science : can science explain everything?Religion in public life : must faith be privatized?Morality mattersEquality, freedom, and religion