The Good, The True and the Beautiful: Imagining an Ethico-political Future for the Philosophy of Religion

Hickman, Louise (2018) The Good, The True and the Beautiful: Imagining an Ethico-political Future for the Philosophy of Religion. Palgrave Communications. ISSN 2055-1045

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Abstract

This article argues that the future of philosophy of religion is ethical and political. Much of the current sense of dissatisfaction felt by both critics and practitioners of philosophy of religion can be traced to a perceived lack of relevance, a problem exacerbated by the diminishing, yet persistent, divide between Anglo-American and Continental approaches. A philosophy of religion that is committed to the Platonic ideals of Goodness, Truth and Beauty offers an ethical and political imaginary that has the potential to make philosophy of religion able to consider the most urgent problems of our age. It is argued here that the work of Pamela Sue Anderson, Douglas Hedley and Mark Wynn encapsulates these Platonic ideals and shows how the philosophy of religion can model itself as truth seeking, innovative and transformative.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Palgrave Communications. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: Hickman, Louise. (2018) The Good, The True and the Beautiful: Imagining an Ethico-political Future for the Philosophy of Religion is available online at: https://www.nature.com/palcomms/
Divisions: Faculty of of Arts, Society and Professional Studies > Department of Art and Humanities
Depositing User: Ms Hazel Barham
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 12:04
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 06:10
URI: https://newman.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17237

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