Philosophy - Ideas

Peter Singer

By Mark Coffey

Mark Coffey discusses Peter Singer's Utilitarian philosophy.

Introduction to Rene Descartes'. Part 1 of 2.

By John Cottingham

John Cottingham discusses Rene Descartes contribution to philosophy and theology. Rene Descartes was a French philosopher and mathematician. In his, Meditations on First Philosophy, he argued for radical scepticism (examining beliefs against a method of doubt about source) towards any form of knowledge. This idea set the scene for philosophical debate for centuries to come. The work included his famous claim that only one thing is certain; 'cogito ergo sum'; popularly translated as 'I think therefore I am'.

Rene Descartes': His Legacy and Rationalism. Part 2 of 2.

By John Cottingham

John Cottingham discusses Rene Descartes' Legacy and Rationalism. Rene Descartes was a French philosopher and mathematician. In his, Meditations on First Philosophy, he argued for radical scepticism (examining beliefs against a method of doubt about source) towards any form of knowledge. This idea set the scene for philosophical debate for centuries to come. The work included his famous claim that only one thing is certain; 'cogito ergo sum'; popularly translated as 'I think therefore I am'.

Why believe?

By John Cottingham

John Cottingham discusses his introduction to the Christian faith in his book Why Believe?

Plato and Theology

By Andrew Davison

Andrew Davison discusses the influence of the philosopher Plato on Christian thought or what Christian theologians have made of Plato's ideas.

Theology of Religions

By Gavin D'Costa

Gavin D'Costa discusses the theology of religions and the question of interfaith dialogue.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

By Jessica Frazier

The hermeneutics of Gadamer and its significance for theology.

Hans-Georg Gadamer was a German philosopher famous for his approach to hermeneutics. In Truth and Method he rejected the idea that it was possible to somehow scientifically discover meaning in a text, but argued rather for a consideration of the fusion of understandings between a reader and their historical context in dialogue.

Gilles Deleuze

By Philip Goodchild

Philip Goodchild discusses the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze.

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