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By S. T. Joshi

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This is the 1st anthology ever released to add the writings of major eighteenth-century thinkers at the matters of atheism, faith, freethought, and secularism.

Editor S. T. Joshi has compiled striking essays by way of writers from Germany, France, England, and early America. The members contain Denis Diderot (a significant writer of the multivolume French Encyclopédie), Baron d'Holbach (System of Nature, 1770), Voltaire (Philosophical Dictionary), David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Ethan Allen, Thomas Paine, and different lesser-known thinkers.
 
With a complete advent offering the highbrow and cultural context of the essays, this extraordinary compilation can be of curiosity to scholars of philosophy, non secular stories, and eighteenth-century highbrow history. 

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Brede Kristensen, and Gerardus van der Leeuw, George Alfred James (1995) has grouped what appears to be the common characteristic of those phenomenologies of religion under the triptych of the a-historical, the a-theological, and the anti-reductive. In what follows, the term ‘phenomenological’ indicates, explicitly and consistently, the phenomenological method developed by Husserl, and the school of thought that consists of the work of those thinkers influenced by him. We need now to inquire after the meaning that the term ‘religion’ has when one speaks of ‘phenomenological approaches to religion’.

Indeed, the gifted (l’adonné) is called to existence as a response to a call (l’interloqué) that calls it to being. ‘Thus is born the gifted’, writes Marion (2002b: 268), ‘whom the call makes the successor to the “subject”, as what receives itself entirely from what it receives’. The summon of the call, the resulting surprise, the call itself, and its facticity – this fourfold of the phenomenology of givenness – implies a self given to oneself by an origin that precedes and predates it and, at the same time, the paradox of a self who, in receiving itself, precedes also and predates itself.

Brede Kristensen, and Gerardus van der Leeuw, George Alfred James (1995) has grouped what appears to be the common characteristic of those phenomenologies of religion under the triptych of the a-historical, the a-theological, and the anti-reductive. In what follows, the term ‘phenomenological’ indicates, explicitly and consistently, the phenomenological method developed by Husserl, and the school of thought that consists of the work of those thinkers influenced by him. We need now to inquire after the meaning that the term ‘religion’ has when one speaks of ‘phenomenological approaches to religion’.

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