Philosophers

The Life and Works of Stanley Hauerwas

By Darren Sarisky

Darren Sarisky discusses the life of Stanley Hauerwas, his approach to theology and his prolific writings.

Stanley Hauerwas is an American theologian and ethicist. He emphasises the importance of the church and narrative in postliberal approaches to ethics. Rejecting the idea of a universal set of moral ideas or values, he argues for ethics as found and practised within community, especially as based upon the narrative accounts of appropriate patterns of behaviour in the Gospels.

Hegel: A Dramatic Introduction Part 1

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull discusses Hegel's pervasive influence over 18th and 19th century philosophy.

Georg Wilhelm Hegel was a German philosopher, principally famous for the development of idealism through a dialectical view of progress from thesis to antithesis to synthesis. His famous work, Phenomenology of the Mind, considers how the human mind can move beyond consciousness, to self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowledge.

Hegel Part 2

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull continues his portrait of Hegel and his philosophy.

Georg Wilhelm Hegel was a German philosopher, principally famous for the development of idealism through a dialectical view of progress from thesis to antithesis to synthesis. His famous work, Phenomenology of the Mind, considers how the human mind can move beyond consciousness, to self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowledge.

The Philosophical Views of Hegel

By Andrew Shanks

Andrew Shanks discusses the thoughts of philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrick Hegel and the key influencers of his critical thinking at a time when there was prolific output of varying philosophical views in Germany.

Georg Wilhelm Hegel was a German philosopher, principally famous for the development of idealism through a dialectical view of progress from thesis to antithesis to synthesis. His famous work, Phenomenology of the Mind, considers how the human mind can move beyond consciousness, to self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowledge.

The Philosophical Thoughts and Works of John Hick. Part 1 of 2.

By David Cheetham

David Cheetham starts his discussion on the philosophical thoughts and works of John Hick.

John Hick was an English philosopher of religion and theologian. Following a religious experience he emphasised the importance of religious encounter over propositional assent to certain ideas. This eventually led to him engaging with different faiths and taking a pluralist view of salvation. His theodicy embraced the Irenaean idea of 'soul-making'.

The Philosophical Thoughts and Works of John Hick. Part 2 of 2.

By David Cheetham

David Cheetham concludes his discussion on the philosophical thoughts and works of John Hick. part 2 of 2.

John Hick was an English philosopher of religion and theologian. Following a religious experience he emphasised the importance of religious encounter over propositional assent to certain ideas. This eventually led to him engaging with different faiths and taking a pluralist view of salvation. His theodicy embraced the Irenaean idea of 'soul-making'.

William James

By Jeremy Carrette

Jeremy Carrette discusses William James' impact on philosophy, psychology and theology.

Immanuel Kant—A Dramatic Introduction In Story, Imagery and Metaphor. Part 1.

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull discusses Immanuel Kant.

Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential German (East Prussian) philosopher. He is famous for his three critiques; Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of the Power of Judgement. He synthesised thinking about reason and experience to assert that the mind imposes structures (Categories) to order thought. He also proposed universal laws of ethical behaviour and teleological judgement.

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