What's Real and What Is Not: How Metaphysics Can Help Us Understand Reality
Table of Contents
Can Our Science and Economics Honor Nature?
Our insatiable desire to view nature as a material resource can only be repelled by acknowledging immaterial reality.
Do Reason and Revelation Guide Us to the Same Good?
For Jews, Christians, and Muslims, confidence in what reason discloses as moral precepts is enriched by God’s act of revealing to us what he requires of us.
Robert P. George
Can Materialism Explain the Mind?
Some philosophers believe materialism has now reached an insurmountable quandary in the question of consciousness.
Before of What Comes Within from Without
Does habitual exposure to digital images destroy the stillness of heart required for seeing God within our soul?
Mark Damien Delp
Orientalists, Militants, and the Meanings of Jihad
How widespread misuse of the term “jihad” creates confusion and misunderstanding about a core concept in Islam.
The Great Chain of Consciousness
Why did many Muslim metaphysicians see the universe and all of its contents as alive?
Al-Ghazali on Cause and Effect
In his discussion on causality, did Imam al-Ghazali succeed in safeguarding miracles as well as certainty about the world?
When a Metaphor Becomes Matter for a Christian
Can we use poetics to understand scripture?
Scott F. Crider
Is the Matter of Metaphysics Immaterial? Yes and No
During the “Golden Age of Islam,” philosophy was at the heart of the Muslim intellectual tradition. Its decline coincided with the decline of Islam. Is that a coincidence?
Hamlet’s downfall did not arise out of a wrong answer to the question he posed but out of the arrogation to himself of the right to determine his own existence or annihilation.