By Kai Nielsen

This elucidation and safety of naturalism argues that an uncompromising secular orientation is the simplest framework for the quest for that means and translates faith in merely naturalistic phrases. half One seeks to illustrate that spiritual symbols come up from evidence approximately people and the societies within which they reside, in particular our wishes, fears, and aspirations. half examines arguments for and opposed to naturalism, together with the defenses of naturalism by way of Sidney Hook, Ernest Nagel, Antony Flew, and demanding reactions to their perspectives. The forceful and carefully analytical case made through Jean Hampton opposed to naturalism is additionally tested, leading to a rationalization of the huge and sound methodological grounds for naturalism and atheism. half 3 considers the most powerful highbrow problem to secularism and naturalism, specifically that of Ludwig Wittgenstein and a few of his fans - Norman Malcolm, D. Z. Phillips, Hilary Putnam, Rush Rhees, and Peter Winch.

Nielsen concludes that none of those evaluations curb the cogency and viability of naturalism because the most logical foundation for viewing our global today.

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