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Wayne Proudfoot, Ed., William James And A Science Of Religion: Reexperiencing The Varieties Of Religious Experience, Todd Gooch Jan 2005

Wayne Proudfoot, Ed., William James And A Science Of Religion: Reexperiencing The Varieties Of Religious Experience, Todd Gooch

Philosophy and Religion Faculty and Staff Research

This volume is a collection of six papers presented at a colloquium sponsored by the Center for the Study of Science and Religion at Columbia University in 2002 to commemorate the centennial of James' Varieties of Religious Experience. The collection includes contributions from two philosophers, a psychologist, a historian and two theorists of religious studies.


Past Desires And The Dead, Steven Luper Jan 2005

Past Desires And The Dead, Steven Luper

Philosophy Faculty Research

I examine an argument that appears to take us from Parfit’s [Reasons and Persons, Oxford: Clarendon Press (1984)] thesis that we have no reason to fulfill desires we no longer care about to the conclusion that the effect of posthumous events on our desires is a matter of indifference (the post-mortem thesis). I suspect that many of Parfit’s readers, including Vorobej [Philosophical Studies 90 (1998) 305], think that he is committed to (something like) this reasoning, and that Parfit must therefore give up the post-mortem thesis. However, as it turns out, the argument is subtly equivocal and does ...


Wayne Proudfoot, Ed., William James And A Science Of Religion: Reexperiencing The Varieties Of Religious Experience, Todd Gooch Dec 2004

Wayne Proudfoot, Ed., William James And A Science Of Religion: Reexperiencing The Varieties Of Religious Experience, Todd Gooch

Todd Gooch

This volume is a collection of six papers presented at a colloquium sponsored by the Center for the Study of Science and Relgion at Columbia University in 2002 to commemorate the centennial of James' Varieties of Religious Experience. The collection includes contributions from two philosophers, a psychologist, a historian and two theorists of religious studies.