Chapter

Attitude Theories

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print March 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240709
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598586 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198240708.003.0006

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

Attitude Theories

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Some twentieth‐century writers from R. B. Braithwaite to Wittgenstein and D. Z. Phillips have denied that theological ‘assertions’ ever make statements, claims about how things are. As an account of the actual use of such assertions by religious believers of the past two millennia, this is plainly false. The sentences of creeds do make statements.

Keywords: Braithwaite; meaningfulness; Phillips; theological assertion; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  3541 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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