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Works: 40 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 315 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Springer SOAS EBA Religion and Philosophy
Early analytic philosophy - new perspectives on the tradition by Sorin Costreie( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume discusses some crucial ideas of the founders of the analytic philosophy: Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein, or the 'golden trio'. The book shows how these 'old' ideas are still present and influential in the current philosophical debates and to what extent these debates echo the original ideas. The collection aim is twofold: to better understand these fruitful ideas by placing them in the original setting, and to systematically examine these ideas in the context of the current debates animating philosophical discussions today. Divided into five sections, the book first sets the stage and offers a general introduction to the background influences, as well as delimitations of the initial foundational positions. This first section contains two papers dedicated to the discussion of realism and the status of science at that time, followed by two papers that tackle the epistemic status of logical laws. The next three sections constitute the core of the volume, each being dedicated to the most important figures in the early analytic tradition: Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein. The last section gathers several essays that discuss either the relation between two or more analytic thinkers, or various important concepts such as 'predicativism' and 'arbitrary function', or the principles of abstraction and non-contradiction
How to do science with models : a philosophical primer by Axel Gelfert( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking scientific practice as its starting point, this book charts the complex territory of models used in science. It examines what scientific models are and what their function is. Reliance on models is pervasive in science, and scientists often need to construct models in order to explain or predict anything of interest at all. The diversity of kinds of models one finds in science – ranging from toy models and scale models to theoretical and mathematical models – has attracted attention not only from scientists, but also from philosophers, sociologists, and historians of science. This has given rise to a wide variety of case studies that look at the different uses to which models have been put in specific scientific contexts. By exploring current debates on the use and building of models via cutting-edge examples drawn from physics and biology, the book provides broad insight into the methodology of modelling in the natural sciences. It pairs specific arguments with introductory material relating to the ontology and the function of models, and provides some historical context to the debates as well as a sketch of general positions in the philosophy of scientific models in the process
Animals in Tillich's philosophical theology by Abbey-Anne Smith( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores how Paul Tillich's systematic theology, focusing on the concepts of being and reason can benefit nonhuman animals, while also analysing how taking proper account of nonhuman animals can prove immensely beneficial. The author first explains the body of Tillich's system, examining reason and revelation, life and the spirit, and history and the kingdom of God. The second section undertakes a critical analysis of Tillichian concepts and their adequacy in relation to nonhuman animals, addressing topics such as Tillich's concept of 'technical reason' and the multidimensional unity of life. The author concludes by discussing the positive concepts in Tillich's systematic theology with respect to nonhuman animals and creation, including the concept of universal salvation and Tillich's interpretation of nonhuman animals and the Fall in Genesis
Invention of tradition and syncretism in contemporary religions : sacred creativity by Stefania Palmisano( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores manifestations of creativity in the religious domain. Specifically, the contributions focus on the nexus of the sacred and the creative, and the mechanisms of syncretism and (re)invention of tradition by which this manifestations occur. The text is divided into two sections. In the first, empirical cases of spirituality characterized by syncretistic processes are highlighted; in the second, examples which can be traced back to forms of the (re)invention of tradition are examined. The authors document possible forms of adaptations and religious enculturation. In the second, the authors demonstrate that spiritual traditions, whether ancient or historically fictitious, are suitable for reframing in the context of critical interpretative frameworks related to cultural expectations which challenge them and call their continuity into question
Sikhism by Arvind-pal Singh Mandair( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia offers a complete overview of Hinduism and all other religions found in India and the Diaspora. It is strongly characterized by two special features, each pertaining to the fact that Hinduism is closely associated with India but has now become global in its reach. In relation to Hinduism in India, it views Hinduism not in isolation but in dynamic interaction. Secondly, the encyclopedia seriously takes into account the phenomenon of Hinduism in the Diaspora. The encyclopedia will fill the need for information and clarification of modern day Hinduism and Hindu history and traditions to Hindus in the Diaspora. The above is covered in a comprehensive reference work that covers: (1) Hinduism in various parts of the world, along with the description of it as practiced in India; (2) the various religious movements of a Hindu hue and (3) Hindu beliefs and practices as they are being understood and lived out in a modern global environment. And (4) this encyclopedia will contain entries on all religions found in India in the same spirit
Ethical and political approaches to nonhuman animal issues( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers ethical and political approaches to issues that nonhuman animals face. The recent 'political turn' in interspecies ethics, from ethical to political approaches, has arisen due to the apparent lack of success of the nonhuman animal movement and dissatisfaction with traditional approaches. Current works largely present general positions rather than address specific issues and principally rely on mainstream approaches. This book offers alternative positions such as cosmopolitan, libertarian, and left humanist thought, as well as applying ethical and political thought to specific issues, such as experimentation, factory farming, nonhuman political agency, and intervention. Presenting work by theorists and activists, insights are offered from both ethics and politics that impact theory and practice and offer essential considerations for those engaging in interspecies ethics within the political turn era."--
The contemporary Islamic governed state : a reconceptualization by Joseph J Kaminski( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a normative reconceptualization of a modern Islamic governed state. First, Joseph Kaminski surveys the historical context of the trajectory of Islamic thought, and offers a unique discursive framework for reconceptualizing an Islamic governed state that rejects secular Enlightenment liberalism and instead is heavily grounded in Ancient Greek ideals of politics and political leadership. Despite heavily borrowing from Greek thought, the model offered remains firmly rooted in a Shari’ah-based, discursive ontological framework. The volume explores topics of bureaucracy, law, democracy, women in politics, and economic justice. Further, this volume presents case studies from Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, and Malaysia, and utilizes the presented theoretical framework as a lens for analysis.
A naturalistic afterlife : evolution, ordinary existence, eternity by David Harmon( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a fresh look at one of the most enduring, absorbing, and universal questions human beings face: What happens to us after we die? In secular thought, the standard answer is simple: we disappear into oblivion. David Harmon takes us in a different direction, by making the case that a nonconscious portion of our personality survives death—literally, not figuratively—and explains how this kind of naturalistic afterlife can be emotionally relevant to us while we are still living. Combining insights from the arts, history, philosophy, and science, a compelling argument takes shape for an afterlife without God.
Race, gender, and religion in the Vietnamese diaspora : the new chosen people by Thien-Huong T Ninh( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines how the racialization of religion facilitates the diasporic formation of ethnic Vietnamese in the U.S. and Cambodia, two communities that have been separated from one another for nearly 30 years.  It compares devotion to female religious figures in two minority religions, the Virgin Mary among the Catholics and the Mother Goddess among the Caodaists. Visual culture and institutional structures are examined within both communities.  Thien-Huong Ninh invites a critical re-thinking of how race, gender, and religion are proxies for understanding, theorizing, and addressing social inequalities within global contexts
Belief and practice in imperial Japan and colonial Korea by Emily Anderson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together the work of leading scholars of religion in imperial Japan and colonial Korea, this collection addresses the complex ways in which religion served as a site of contestation and negotiation among different groups, including the Korean Choson court, the Japanese colonial government, representatives of different religions, and Korean and Japanese societies. It considers the complex religious landscape as well as the intersection of historical and political contexts that shaped the religious beliefs and practices of imperial and colonial subjects, offering a constructive contribution to contemporary conflicts that are rooted in a contested understanding of a complex and painful past and the unresolved history of Japan's colonial and imperial presence in Asia. Religion is a critical aspect of the current controversies and their historical contexts. Examining the complex and diverse ways that the state, and Japanese and colonial subjects negotiated religious policies, practices, and ministries in an attempt to delineate these "imperial relationships," this cutting edge text sheds considerable light on the precedents to current sources of tension
The value of popular music : an approach from post-Kantian aesthetics by Alison Stone( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Alison Stone argues that popular music since rock-'n'-roll is a unified form of music which has positive value. That value is that popular music affirms the importance of materiality and the body, challenging the long-standing Western evaluation of the intellect above all things corporeal. Stone also argues that popular music's stress on materiality gives it aesthetic value, drawing on ideas from the post-Kantian tradition in aesthetics by Hegel, Adorno, and others. She shows that popular music gives importance to materiality in its typical structure: in how music of this type handles the relations between matter and form, the relations between sounds and words, and how it deals with rhythm, meaning, and emotion expression. This book is distinctive in that it defends popular music on philosophical grounds, particularly informed by the continental tradition in philosophy"--Back cover
God and ultimate origins : a novel cosmological argument by ANDREW TER ERN LOKE( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Loke has rapidly become a leading thinker in metaphysics and philosophy of religion. His body of writings simply must be considered if one is going to treat a relevant topic appropriately ... This is an exceptional book. I highly recommend it."--JP Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University, USA, and co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology "Loke brings together a wealth of resources to tackle the cosmological argument ... The reader will find that Loke effectively interacts with recent literature in a dialogical and persuasively analytic fashion."--Bruce Reichenbach, Professor of Philosophy, Augsburg College, USA, and author of 'Cosmological Argument' in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy This book develops a novel argument which combines the Kalam with the Thomistic Cosmological Argument. It approaches an ongoing dispute concerning whether there is a First Cause of time from a radically new point of view, namely by demonstrating that there is such a First Cause without requiring the controversial arguments against concrete infinities and against traversing an actual infinite (although the book presents original defenses of these arguments as well). This book also develops a novel philosophical argument for the Causal Principle, namely that 'everything that begins to exist has a cause', and offers a detailed discussion on whether a First Cause of time can be avoided by a causal loop. It also addresses epistemological issues related to the Cosmological Argument which have been relatively neglected by recent publications, and demonstrates (contra Hawking et al) the continual relevance and significance of philosophy for answering ultimate questions. Andrew Ter Ern Loke is Research Assistant Professor in Faith and Global Engagement at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of The Origins of Divine Christology (forthcoming), A Kryptic Model of the Incarnation (2014), and various articles in leading international journals in philosophy, science and religion, and theology
Nature, artforms, and the world around us : an introduction to the regions of aesthetic experience by Robert E Wood( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive view of the aesthetic realm, placing the various major artforms within the setting of nature and the built environment as they arise within the field of experience. Each chapter displays the regional ontology of the form considered: the comprehensive set of eidetic features that limn the space of the art. It draws upon artists' statements, writings of key figures in the history of philosophy--including Plato, Hegel, Dewey, and Heidegger--and writings from various commentators on art. This volume is unique in its systematic and phenomenological approach, and in how it addresses aesthetics writ large
Economic ethics & the Black church by Wylin D Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the relationship between race, religion, and economics within the black church. The book features unheard voices of individuals experiencing economic deprivation and the faith communities who serve as their refuge. Thus, this project examines the economic ethics of black churches in the rural South whose congregants and broader communities have long struggled amidst persistent poverty. Through a case study of communities in Alabama's Black Belt, this book argues that if the economic ethic of the Black Church remains accommodationist, it will continue to become increasingly irrelevant to communities that experience persistent poverty. Despite its historic role in combatting racial oppression and social injustice, the Church has also perpetuated ideologies that uncritically justify unjust social structures. Wilson shows how the Church can shift the conversation and reality of poverty by moving from a legacy of accommodationism and toward a legacy of empowering liberating economic ethics. --
Wittgenstein's anthropological philosophy by Gunter Gebauer( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores how Wittgenstein's personal life provided more of a reference point for his philosophical work than has been previously thought. Focusing on two key phases in Wittgenstein's life during which he dramatically changed his philosophical orientation and reinvented both his intellectual methods and himself, the author presents and alternative understanding of Wittgenstein and his work. The book firstly addresses the period of his "anthropological turn" (1929-1932), in which Wittgenstein developed one of his central arguments concerning the role of the body in the acquisition of language and the rules of social practice. The second key phase, commencing after the end of the Second World War, was one of introspection, during which Wittgenstein became intensely preoccupied by inner events, sensations, and his own personality. As his work evolved, the anthropological aspects became the primary focus of his work by the end of his life. Providing an accessible and novel insight into Wittgenstein's work and his interest in 'continental' philosophy, this translation will appeal to a wide audience
The appropriation of religion in Southeast Asia and beyond by Michel Picard( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume investigates various processes by which world religions become localized, as well as how local traditions in Southeast Asia and Melanesia become universalized. In the name of modernity and progress, the contemporary Southeast Asian states tend to press their populations to have a ‘religion,' claiming that their local, indigenous practices and traditions do not constitute religion. Authors analyze this ‘religionization,’ addressing how local people appropriate religion as a category to define some of their practices as differentiated from others, whether they want to have a religion or are constrained to demonstrate that they profess one. Thus, ‘religion’ is what is regarded as such by these local actors, which might not correspond to what counts as religion for the observer. Furthermore, local actors do not always concur regarding what their religion is about, as religion is a contested issue. In consequence, each of the case studies in this volume purposes to elucidate what gets identified and legitimized as ‘religion’, by whom, for what purpose, and under what political conditions
Aesthetics and neuroscience : scientific and artistic perspectives( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited monograph provides a compelling analysis of the interplay between neuroscience and aesthetics. The book broaches a wide spectrum of topics including, but not limited to, mathematics and creator algorithms, neurosciences of artistic creativity, paintings and dynamical systems as well as computational research for architecture. The international authorship is genuinely interdisciplinary and the target audience primarily comprises readers interested in transdisciplinary research between neuroscience and the broad field of aesthetics
American Catholic women religious : radicalized by mission by Donna Maria Moses( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book depicts the significant role played by American Catholic women religious in the broader narratives of modern American history and the history of the Catholic Church. The book is a guide to fifty foreign missions founded by Dominican and Maryknoll Sisters in the twentieth century. Sister Donna Moses examines root causes for the radical political stances taken by American Catholic women religious in the latter half of the century and for the conservative backlash that followed. The book identifies key events that contributed to the present state of division within the American Catholic Church and describes current efforts to engage in dynamic dialogue."--
Studies in late medieval wall paintings, manuscript illuminations, and texts by Clifford Davidson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an interdisciplinary consideration of late medieval art and texts, falling into two parts: first, the iconography and context of the great Doom wall painting over the tower arch at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, and second, Carthusian studies treating fragmentary wall paintings in the Carthusian monastery near Coventry; the devotional images in the Carthusian Miscellany; and meditation for “simple souls” in the Carthusian Nicholas Love’s Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ. Emphasis is on such aspects as memory, participative theology, devotional images, meditative practice, and techniques of constructing patterns of sacred imagery
Philosophy and engineering : exploring boundaries, expanding connections by Diane P Michelfelder( )

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

This volume, the result of an ongoing bridge building effort among engineers and humanists, addresses a variety of philosophical, ethical, and policy issues emanating from engineering and technology. Interwoven through its chapters are two themes, often held in tension with one another: "Exploring Boundaries" and "Expanding Connections." "Expanding Connections" highlights contributions that look to philosophy for insight into some of the challenges engineers face in working with policy makers, lay designers, and other members of the public. It also speaks to reflections included in this volume on the connections between fact and value, reason and emotion, engineering practice and the social good, and, of course, between engineering and philosophy. "Exploring Boundaries" highlights contributions that focus on some type of demarcation. Public policy sets a boundary between what is regulated from what is not, academic disciplines delimit themselves by their subjects and methods of inquiry, and professions approach problems with unique goals and by using concepts and language in particular ways that create potential obstacles to collaboration with other fields. These and other forms of boundary settings are also addressed in this volume
 
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