The logic of the heart : Augustine, Pascal, and the rationality of faith / James R. Peters.
By: Peters, James R.Material type: TextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, c2009Description: 300 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780801035999 (pbk.).Subject(s): Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430 | Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 | Hume, David, 1711-1776 | Faith and reason -- History of doctrinesDDC classification: 231.042 PET
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-294) and index.
Introduction: Augustine, Pascal, and Hume on the "embeddedness" of reason -- Augustine, Pascal, and Hume for the postmodern world? -- Skeptics of modernity: embedded rationality versus rational autonomy -- Embedded reason in Augustine, Pascal, and Plantinga -- Augustine, Pascal, and Hume as Socratic apologists: human wisdom as passionate self-knowledge -- Hume, Pascal, and the humility of reason -- Hume's skepticism and the wisdom of the heart -- Hume's epistemological refutation of theism -- Three answers from the enquiry -- Hume's attack on and misunderstanding of miracles -- Hume's psychological refutation of theism -- Hume versus Augustine (and Pascal): opposing rationalities in conflict -- Pascal, paradox, and the wisdom of the heart -- Pascal and the rationality of faith -- Pascal's dialectical defense of faith -- Pascal's teleological apologetics -- Pascal: faith is rational but beyond reason -- Pascal's wager: unmasking skeptical neutrality -- Pascal versus fideism: faith is not contrary to reason -- Pascal and Hume, Pascal and Aristotle: conclusions -- A dialectical defense of Pascal's paradox argument: Pascal versus radical postmodernism -- The radical postmodern challenge to Pascal's paradox argument -- Radical postmodernism's fourfold hermeneutics of unmasking -- Postmodernism as "hypermodernism".