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By Christopher J. Insole

Considering analytical, continental, old, post-modern and modern thinkers, Insole offers a robust defence of a realist construal of spiritual discourse. Insole argues that anti-realism has a tendency in the direction of absolutism and hubris. the place fact is exhausted through our ideals approximately fact, there isn't any conceptual house for doubting these ideals; just a notion of fact as absolute, given and available can warrantly the very humility, feel of fallibility and sensitivity to distinction that the anti-realist rightly values. slicing via many of the drained and well-rehearsed debates during this quarter, Insole offers a clean standpoint on methods motivated by way of Wittgenstein, Kant, and apophatic theology. The defence of realism provided is rare in being either analytically specific, and theologically delicate, as a way to a number of the wider and not more well-explored cultural, moral and political implications of the talk.

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