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Andrew Pyle

Full Name: Andrew Pyle
Number of Works: 21
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ISBN: 0415408113, 9780415408110
Keywords: malebranche
Pages: 304
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 082647568X, 9780826475688
Keywords: reader, guide, religion, natural, dialogues, concerning, hume
Pages: 155
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%

Hume's Dialogues provide a classic exposition and critique of the famous 'Argument to Design', the attempt to prove the existence and properties of a designing intelligence of God from the phenomena of Nature. As such, this hugely important and influential text raises questions of central interest in both philosophy and theology. This introduction to the text is the ideal companion to study, offering guidance on: Philosophical and theological context, Key themes, Reading the text, Reception and influence, Further reading.
ISBN: 0956662404, 9780956662408
Keywords: imgettingout
Pages: 158
Published: 2010
ISBN: 1855063441, 9781855063440
Keywords: population
Pages: 320
Published: 1994
ISBN: 185506345X, 9781855063457
Keywords: key, issues, series, malthus, thomas, contemporary, responses, population
Pages: 345
Published: 1999

Thomas Malthus’s An Essay on the Principle of Population, published in 1798, was a work much more widely discussed than read. This selection represents a wide range of arguments that followed this contentious work – from those who vehemently attacked Malthusian notions to those who passionately defended them. Including articles by William Cobbett, William Hazlitt, and Thomas de Quincey, this volume brings together some of the most lively contributors to the debate.
ISBN: 1855064049, 9781855064041
Keywords: huxley, spencer, responses, contemporary, agnosticism
Pages: 301
Published: 1995

Until the nineteenth century, thinkers who entertained doubts about the existence of God were branded 'atheists' and 'infidels', and were subject to persecution. But in late nineteenth-century Britain a group of highly respectable thinkers emerged who argued for the radical conclusion that theology is impossible, and that we humans cannot know what (if anything) lies behind the veil of appearances.This volume provides extracts from the writings of the best-known agnostics (Spencer, Huxley, Stephen, Clifford, and Tyndall), and their less well-known theological opponents. The debate marks a majo