Religious Studies - Philosophers

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St Augustine of Hippo
St Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in Western Christianity. He proposed a famous theodicy based on the idea of original sin.
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Descartes, Rene
French Philosopher (1596-1650) important in this context for his version of the ontological argument.
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Hick, John
An internationally renowned contemporary philosopher of religion and theology with many published works.
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Aquinas, Thomas
A philosopher and theologian who adapted the philosophy of Aristotle to Christian theology. He remains famous for his writings, especially his Summa Theologiae, which contained 5 ways to prove God's existence.
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Mackie, J.L
Philosopher best known for his work on meta-ethics, especially his defense of moral skepticism.
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Anselm
Medieval Italian theologian and philosopher (1033-1109) who was once Archbishop of Canterbury; he proposed a famous version of the ontological argument.
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Dawkins, Richard
A modern scientist and a critic of religion.
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Hume, David
A Scottish philosopher (1711-1776) who was an empiricist and challenged the views about causality. He contributed to many debates in the Philosophy of Religion, such as design argument and miracles.
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Paley, William
An eighteen century naturalist and priest who formulated the best known example of the design argument by using the analogy of the watch and the watchmaker.
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Aristotle
Ancient Greek philosopher (384-322 BCE) who stressed the importance of the physical over the intellectual and spiritual. He made significant contributions to logic, metaphysics and ethics (including Virtue Ethics).
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