Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp
Routledge, 31.03.2017 - 298 Seiten
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In contradistinction to the many monographs and edited volumes devoted to historical, cultural, or theological treatments of demonology, this collection features newly written papers by philosophers and other scholars engaged specifically in philosophical argument, debate, and dialogue involving ideas and topics in demonology. The contributors to the volume approach the subject from the perspective of the broadest areas of Western philosophy, namely metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and moral philosophy. The collection also features a plurality of religious, cultural, and theological views on the nature of demons from both Eastern and Western thought, in addition to views that may diverge from these traditional roots. Philosophical Approaches to Demonology will be of interest to philosophers of religion, theologians, and scholars working in philosophical theology and demonology, as well as historians, cultural anthropologists, and sociologists interested more broadly in the concept of demons.


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Augustine and Aquinas on the Demonic
Demonic Ontology and the Domicile
A New Philosophical Perspective
Socratess Demonic Sign Daimonion Sémeion
Silent Running and Interstellar
Demons of Seduction in Early Jewish Literature
The jinn and the Shayātin
Deva and Demon
ReEnchantment and Contemporary Demonology
The Immorality of Moral Clarity
Kant Arendt and
Reading King Jamess
Notes on Contributors

Justified Belief in the Existence of Demons Is Impossible

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