What I Believe
By (author) Anthony Kenny
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What I Believe by Anthony Kenny
Book DescriptionAnthony Kenny is one of the leading philosophers of the post-war years. As he recounts in this book, he abandoned the Roman Catholic priesthood to set out on an intellectual journey which led him to become a professional academic and philosopher of distinction. Kenny responds to the request to write personally and honestly about his own struggles with belief with attempts to argue for the existence of God and to show how he has developed a position which is that neither of the theist nor the atheist. Pascal's wager is the subject of a key chapter. He also wrestles with the concept of happiness and why it means so much to him. Kenny prowls at the frontiers of theology and philosophy and his work appeals to a wide spectrum of readers - those who believe and those who find it hard to do so - and his intellectual honesty will touch the hearts and minds of many people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826496164
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Kenny
Medieval Philosophy, Paperback (May 2007)
Presenting the history of Western philosophy, this book charts the story of philosophy from the founders of Christian and Islamic thought through to the Renaissance. It is intended for those interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
Ancient Philosophy, Paperback (July 2006)
Tells the story of the birth of philosophy and its remarkable flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first of four volumes, which unfolds the history of Western philosophy. It is suitable for those interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.
Aquinas on Being, Hardback (September 2002)
Offers an examination of a central metaphysical doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of the medieval philosophers. Aquinas account of being is famous and influential: but this work argues that it in fact suffers from systematic confusion. It offers philosophers and theologians a guide through the labyrinth of Aquinas' ontology.
Essays on the Aristotelian Tradition, Hardback (October 2000)» View all books by Anthony Kenny
During most of the Christian millennia, Aristotle has been the most influential of all philosophers. This selection of essays by philosopher and Aristotle scholar, Anthony Kenny, traces this influence through the ages. Particular attention is given to Aristotle's ethics and philosophy of mind.
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Author Biography - Anthony Kenny
Sir Anthony Kenny was until recently Master of Balliol College, Oxford and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy in the University. The author of a number of books, including an autobiography The Path from Rome, he was formerly a Roman Catholic priest.
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