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What I Believe by Anthony Kenny

What I Believe

by Anthony Kenny

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Anthony Kenny is one of the leading philosophers of the post war years. As he recounts in the first chapter of this book, he abandoned the Roman Catholic priesthood to set out on an intellectual journey that led him to become a professional academic and philosopher of distinction. In this brilliant new book, Kenny responds to the request to write personally and honestly about his own struggles with belief, with attempts to argue for the existence of God and how he has developed a position, which is that neither of the theist or the atheist. Pascal's wager is the subject of a key chapter in this book. Later on he also wrestles with the concept of happiness and why it means so much to him. Because Kenny is a man who prowls at the frontiers of theology and philosophy he commands interest from a very wide spectrum of readers- those who believe and those who find it hard to do so. In this respect his position is unique. Profoundly influenced by Wittgenstein, he has also written important books on St Thomas Aquinas and Descartes. Kenny is a man whose intellectual honesty will touch the hearts and minds of countless people.… (more)



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