A critical analysis of Karl Jaspers' theory of transendence: And its relevance to the relationship between science and religion

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/72522
Title:
A critical analysis of Karl Jaspers' theory of transendence: And its relevance to the relationship between science and religion
Authors:
Hunt, Andrew N.
Abstract:
The central claim of the thesis is that the thought of the German existentialist Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) articulates a significant approach to the epistemological problems posed by the question of Transcendence. It is arguably a philosophy of special relevance to the ongoing and often competing discourse about existence adumbrated in the 'science and religion' debate. The thesis sets out the key themes of Jaspers that are relevant to the special issues that surround the problem of Transcendence, before critically presenting two contrasting and variant solutions to the philosophical difficulties it poses. An elaboration of Jaspers' cipher theory of Transcendence is believed to be an improvement upon these methodological approaches, is critically outlined as a strategy, and further evaluated against another competing epistemology, that of inference based explanation. The thesis argues that with appropriate qualifications Jaspers provides a compelling account of the human engagement of Transcendence through their otherwise ordinary activity.
Advisors:
Deane-Drummond, Celia
Publisher:
University of Liverpool (University of Chester)
Publication Date:
11-Jul-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/72522
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorDeane-Drummond, Celiaen
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Andrew N.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-06T08:44:52Zen
dc.date.available2009-07-06T08:44:52Zen
dc.date.issued2007-07-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/72522en
dc.description.abstractThe central claim of the thesis is that the thought of the German existentialist Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) articulates a significant approach to the epistemological problems posed by the question of Transcendence. It is arguably a philosophy of special relevance to the ongoing and often competing discourse about existence adumbrated in the 'science and religion' debate. The thesis sets out the key themes of Jaspers that are relevant to the special issues that surround the problem of Transcendence, before critically presenting two contrasting and variant solutions to the philosophical difficulties it poses. An elaboration of Jaspers' cipher theory of Transcendence is believed to be an improvement upon these methodological approaches, is critically outlined as a strategy, and further evaluated against another competing epistemology, that of inference based explanation. The thesis argues that with appropriate qualifications Jaspers provides a compelling account of the human engagement of Transcendence through their otherwise ordinary activity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Liverpool (University of Chester)en
dc.subjectKarl Jaspersen
dc.subjectscience and religionen
dc.subjectCipher theory of transcendenceen
dc.titleA critical analysis of Karl Jaspers' theory of transendence: And its relevance to the relationship between science and religionen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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