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Reasonable Faith

Reasonable Faith
In this awaited follow up to his book Faithful Reason, the well-known philosopher and Catholic thinker John Haldane brings his unrivalled insight to bear on questions of the existence of God and the nature and destiny of the human soul. His arguments weave elements drawn from philosophy of mind, epistemology and aesthetics, together with recurrent features of human experience to create a structure that simultaneously frames and supports ideas such as that the cosmos is a creation, human beings transcend their material composition, and that human fulfilment lies beyond death. As in many of his other writings this volume blends themes from Aquinas with insights drawn from analytical philosophy and further establishes John Haldane as the leading ‘analytical thomist’. Read Reasonable Faith.

Opinions and reviews

“Carefully argued and engagingly written, John Haldane’s essays are examples of genuinely humane philosophy. Unlike much of the work currently being produced in the anglophone philosophical world, they are informed by a broad historical understanding, and display a clear moral vision of the role of philosophy and its place in our intellectual culture”.
John Cottingham, Universities of Reading and Oxford

“John Haldane’s essays are each impressive in their own right, for clarity, insight and argument. Taken together, they undermine the assumption of many contemporary philosophers, that it is possible to pursue systematic philosophical enquiry without¬† having to engage with religious questions. Haldane uses philosophy to put philosophy to the question”.
Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame

“John Haldane is outstanding among contemporary thinkers for the instructiveness of his exposition of Catholic philosophical themes and the cogency of his argumentation in their support.¬† The present collection of essays displays his lucid insight into a wide range of compelling topics.¬† No one who reads these essays will come away without having his thoughts stimulated, his sympathies broadened, and his spirits lifted”.
Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh.

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