William James’ arguments in the essay ‘will to believe’; Review and evaluation

Mehdi Akhavan; Seyyed Amin Moosavizadeh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 1-14

  William Clifford in the essay ‘The Ethics of Belief’, claimed that to believe on the basis of insufficient evidences is wrong, anywhere, anytime and for everyone. In the article ‘will to believe’, William James, replying this claim, argued that religious belief is a genuine decision ...  Read More

abatabai and Swinburne on the referent of miracle

Farajollah Barati; Mohsen Javadi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 15-37

  In Islamic tradition, one of the important and basic discussions on miracle is its denotation on the prophethood. It is so important that some of Islamic thinkers believe that if this relationship is not clarified, then its epistemological values are ruined. Islamic thinkers introduce different methods ...  Read More

Questioning the relationship between ethics and religion; In Heidegger's thought

Abbas Yazdani; Mahdi Paaaknahaad

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 39-56

  This study follows Heidegger's position regarding the relationship between religion and morality. Heidegger in various positions have talked, not in an entirely coherent and systematic way, about morality and religion, in a commonly known meanings, and in most cases he has criticized them. In this research, ...  Read More

Fakhre Razi's negative approach to religious language with an emphasis on its foundations; an explanation

masoomeh Salari Raad; reza Akari; Mohammad Housein Mahdavinejad; Alireza Ajdar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 57-76

  Among the three traditional religious language in Stiver's claims on religious language, Fakhr Razi's approach can be found in the negative method one, because his view in the field of affirmation and knowledge of the divine essence and semantics of some names, qualities and divine acts is based on negative ...  Read More

Solving the Problem of Evil based on the Divine Motivation Theory

shima shahriyari

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 77-95

  One of the most important criticisms that nowadays threatens the rational belief in the existence of a benevolent, omniscient and omnipotent God, is the problem of evil. Linda Zagzebski is one of the contemporary philosophers who attempts to consider this subject with a new sight. She suggests Divine ...  Read More

The Ontological, Epistemic and Linguistic Dimensions of Pseudo-Dionysius’s Negative Theology

Amir Nasri; Atiye Keshtkaran

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 97-115

  Negative theology, which manifests in linguistic negation and can be studied in terms of its ontological, epistemic and linguistic dimensions, answers the question of how to speak about God’s essence and possibility of knowing Him. Pseudo-Dionysius is a medieval Christian philosopher and mystic, ...  Read More