On the Existence of God: Lectures given at the Universities of Würzburg and Vienna (1868–1891)

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1987 M06 30 - 360 páginas
Of the works by Franz Brentano (1838-1917) which have appeared in thus far, perhaps none is better suited to convey a clear idea of the English spirit of the man that this volume of his lectures on proving the existence of God. In order to understand his metaphysics, it would he better to read The Theory of Categories; in order to master the finer points of his psychology, it would be better to read Psychology From an Empirical Standpoint; in order to appreciate his ethical theory, it would be better to read The Origin of Our Knowledge of Right and Wrong or, for a more thorough treatment, The Foundation and Construction of Ethics. But in order to see what it was that gave Brentano the enthusiasm and dedication to do all that work and much more besides, it is necessary to find out what Brentano believed the philosophical enterprise itself to be; and this comes forth most vividly when he bends his philosophical efforts to the subject he considered most important of all, namely, natural theology. For, like Socrates, Brentano brought a kind of religious fervor to his philosophy precisely because he saw it as dealing much better than religion does with the matters that are closest to our hearts.
 

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Introduction to the English Translation by Susan F Krantz
1
The Theoretical and Practical Interest
11
IS
20
IS IT EVIDENT
51
Arguments the Purpose of Which is to Show
59
A SURVEY OF THE PROOFS ATTEMPTED THROUGHOUT
151
Objections Against the Appearance of Teleology
172
HI Reply to the Arguments Against the Appearance
180
THE PROOF FROM MOTION
268
THE PROOF FROM CONTINGENCY
285
COMPLETION OF THE PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE
302
THE TRAIN OF THOUGHT IN THE PROOF
308
ON THE FIRST DIRECTLY NECESSARY
315
CONCERNING THEODICY
330
Editors Foreword to the German Edition
338
Index
357

THE REALITY OF TELEOLOGY
213
FROM
259

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