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Title: Evoluzionismo e teologia naturale: il caso di Herbert Spencer
Authors: Morganti, Federico
Keywords: Herbert Spencerevolutionnatural theologyscience and religionUnknowable
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Federico Morganti, "Evoluzionismo e teologia naturale: il caso di Herbert Spencer", in: Esercizi Filosofici, vol. 9, n. 1 (2014), pp. 27-42
Series/Report no.: Esercizi Filosofici
vol. 9, n. 1 (2014)
Abstract: 
In the following article Herbert Spencer’s religious thought is accounted for by reference to a religious group active in the early 1850s through the columns of the weekly radical The Leader. It is showed how the Leader elaborated some important criticisms of the tradition of natural theology. Then, it is argued that the main tenets of the perspective of the Leader – i.e. the unknowability of the ultimate mystery, the instinctive nature of religious belief, and the criticism of natural theology itself – were to find their most powerful expression in Spencer’s essay on the Unknowable (1862).
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/12930
eISSN: 1970-0164
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