Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities

Editors: Diller, Jeanine, Kasher, Asa (Eds.)

  • First collection since Hartshorne and Reese's Philosophers Speak about God (1953) to explore from a philosophical perspective the models of ultimate reality in the world's major philosophical & religious traditions
  • Covers models extant in over 15 major philosophical traditions & six living religions, representing over 90% of current religious commitment
  • The only collection on this theme that offers perspectives from many voices on each topic, including an insider's appreciation of each model
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About this book

The envisioned volume is a collection of recent essays about the philosophical exploration, critique and comparison of (a) the major philosophical models of God, gods and other ultimate realities implicit in the world’s philosophical schools and religions, and of (b) the ideas of such models and doing such modeling per se. The aim is to identify exactly what a model of ultimate reality is; create a comprehensive and accessible collection of extant models; and determine how best, philosophically, to model ultimate reality, if possible and desirable.

About the authors

Jeanine Diller is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Religious Understanding at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Her research interests include philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, and her outreach efforts aim to increase religious literacy and reduce poverty. Her work has appeared in Philosophia, Southwest Philosophy Review and Religious Studies, and she was recently selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Religion/Luce Summer Seminars on Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology.

Professor Asa Kasher is Laura Schwarz-Kipp Professor Emeritus of Professional Ethics and Philosophy of Practice and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He published numerous papers in ethics, philosophy of language and philosophy of Judaism, among other areas, and many ethical documents. He has also been one of the leading public intellectuals of Israel. In a number of papers and the recent book Judaism and Idolatry, he has put forward a clear and thorough presentation of much of the Jewish religious tradition in terms of practices of fighting idolatry, in the spirit of the via negativa. Professor Kasher was given the Israel Prize, the highest national prize, in 2000, for his works in philosophy and ethics.

Table of contents (84 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Diller, Jeanine (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Introduction to Conceptual Foundations

    Taylor, James E.

    Pages 13-17

  • Modeling Ultimate Reality: God, Consciousness, and Emergence

    Neville, Robert Cummings

    Pages 19-33

  • Symmetry and Asymmetry: Problems and Prospects for Modeling

    Whitney, Lawrence A.

    Pages 35-42

  • Models of God

    Peters, Ted

    Pages 43-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities
Editors
  • Jeanine Diller
  • Asa Kasher
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5219-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5219-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5218-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7768-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 1041
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