Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (Paperback)

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Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities By Jeanine Diller (Editor), Asa Kasher (Editor) Cover Image
By Jeanine Diller (Editor), Asa Kasher (Editor)


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 Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789401777681
ISBN-10: 9401777683
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 27th, 2016
Pages: 1041
Language: English