The Existentialist Legacy and Other Essays on Philosophy and Religion
- Publish Date: 2006-04-05
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: James Woelfel
The Existentialistist Legacy and Other Essays on Philosophy and Religion is a collection of ten essays on topics in the two primary areas of the author's research and teaching: existentialist philosophy and the philosophy of religion. The common thread running through the essays is a way of approaching issues in philosophy and religion that reflects the author's career-long indebtedness to the methods and emphases of the existentialist movement in philosophy. Among the essay topics are studies of the existentialist legacy in the context of the contemporary situation in the sciences and humanities; Iris Murdoch's sympathetic but narrowly Sartrian interpretation of existentialism; the congeniality of existentialism and feminism; the problem with high existentialist doctrines of freedom; three philosophical autobiographies; a new look at Pascal's Wager as a description of the situation of the modern believer; theistic evolutionism including a Christian existentialism; and Walter Kaufmann as an existentialist manqu in his heretical approach to religion.