Engaging the World

A Philosopher's Essays on Morality and Religion

by Edmund Abegg



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/10/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781499040128
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781499040135

About the Book

Philosophers enjoy working with ideas that arise as they engage the world. They like to think carefully, looking at ides from more than one perspective, and without partisan urgency or desperate defensive moves. Of course, not all people who call themselves philosophers follow this ideal, but it has a long history, having been exemplified by Socrates and others in the ancient world. The essays in this volume attempt to live up to this ideal, which does not, by the way, prevent Dr. Abegg from reaching strong conclusions—which are, however, always open to challenge.. While parts of some of the essays may be difficult in places for readers not acquainted with philosophy, the shorter essays written recently for this collection are easier to read and also more lively. As a glance at the Table of Contents will reveal, the essays in this volume are on topics that should be important for all of us, such as sexual morality, abortion, Sigmund Freud, the relation between science and religion, and efforts to find a meaningful minimal religion.

About the Author

Dr. Abegg was a professor of philosophy for thirty-seven years, and one who took ideas seriously for almost twice that time. He has a master’s degree in history from Rutgers and a master’s and a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia.