Religion, Reality, & a Good Life
A Philosophical Approach to Religion
Religion in Philosophy & Theology No. 11

By Eberhard Herrmann
August 2004
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161483758
230 pages, 6 " x 9 "
$77.50 Paper Original


Do we have access to reality as it is conceptualized by us? Against metaphysical realism and postmodern relativism, Eberhard Herrmann develops a pragmatic realism, which stresses reality as conceptualized reality while at the same time not ruling out objectivity.

Partial Contents: The Nature of the Enquiry, The Philosophical Problem Formulated, Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy, Reasons for and Against Metaphysical Realism,Critique of Semantic Realism, Pragmatic Realism: Realism from an Internal Perspective, Religious Metaphysical Realism, Religious Metaphysical Anti-Realism, Religious Statements as Purported Assertions, Christian Theism, The Character of Religious Utterances, Pragmatic Realism, The Function of Religion, Two Material Definitions of Truth, Perspectives on Views of Life, The Role of the Emotions in Our Conception of Reality, Emotions and the Conceptualization of Values.

Religion; Philosophy


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