The semantic requirements of John Hick’s pluralistic theory of religion

mahdi akhavan

Volume 2, Issue 3 , January 2014, Pages 1-13

  John Hick is renowned celebrated for his endeavors to explain religious plurality and diversity. Up front, He strives to set forth an explanatory hypothesis that can portray the best explanation of this pluralism in the real world, adopting miscellaneous philo-epistemological elements. Hick, although ...  Read More

Clifford’ human cognitive rights; The principles and the domains

Ghasem Porhasan; Maryam Shadi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , January 2014, Pages 15-36

  One of the central concerns or problems in epistemology is the methods by which man attains his belief(s), and one of the most important answers to this problem is presented by W.K Clifford. By propounding ‘strong evidentialism’ Clifford plays main role to construct a new foundation to belief ...  Read More

Kalam Cosmological Argument from Transcendental Theosophy view point;A critical study

Roozbeh Zare

Volume 2, Issue 3 , January 2014, Pages 37-57

  William Lane Craig has revived a kind of Cosmological Argument which called Kalam Cosmological Argument. In this argument the origination of the Universe is the sign of contingency and therefore the reason for an un-natural cause. He appeals to two metaphysical arguments and two scientific confirmations ...  Read More

Body–Soul Dualism From Gazzali and Swinburne’s Views; A Comparative study

Nasrin serajipour,; abdolrasul kashfi,; reza akbari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , January 2014, Pages 59-79

  There are two theories among dualists who believe that soul is immortal with body: ‘recreation theory’ and ‘new body theory’. According to recreation theory, soul is immortal and the very earthy body will be recreated in the next world. According to the new body theory, humans ...  Read More

Essentialist approach to religion

Alireza Shojaeizand

Volume 2, Issue 3 , January 2014, Pages 81-111

  The essentialist approach to religion is an attempt to challenge the divese approaches to religion which, as external observers and through a reductionist view, have attained an incomplete understanding of religion and put the religious studies in a wrong direction. This endeavor is accomplished through ...  Read More

The Thomistic argument from contingency and necessity, and Avecenna’s Seddiqin argument; a comparative study

Saide Nabavi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , January 2014, Pages 113-133

   In his third way, St. Aquinas, argues for the existence of God from necessity and contingency. Some philosophers have given physical-metaphysical interpretations of his argument while some others have given physical ones. To claime that Aquinas`s argument and Avecenna`s proof are identical can ...  Read More