Longing to Know The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People

ISBN-10: 1587430606

ISBN-13: 9781587430602

Edition: 2003

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We don't often think about the act of knowing, but if we do, the question of what we know and how we know it becomes murky indeed. Longing to Know is a book about knowing: knowing how we know things, knowing how we know people, and knowing how we know God. This book is for those who are considering Christianity for the first time, as well as Christians who are struggling with issues related to truth, certainty, and doubt. As such, it is a wonderful resource for evangelists, pastors, and counselors. This unique look at the questions of knowing is both entertaining and approachable. Questions for reflection make it ideal for students of philosophy and all those wrestling with the questions of knowledge.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

ESTHER LIGHTCAP MEEK is assistant professor of philosophy at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Foreword
Knowing ...
"Show Your Work"
Let's Talk about Knowing
The Dangling Carrot of Certainty
Let Me Introduce You to My Auto Mechanic
Knowing God Is Like Knowing Your Auto Mechanic
Oh! I See It!
... Is the Responsible Human Struggle ...
Laying Out for a Frisbee
Lewis and Clark Did It Best
The Struggle That Makes Us Human
Integration, Not Deduction
... To Rely on Clues ...
The Clues in Our World
The Clues in My Body
The Clues in the Directions
Integration Transforms the Clues
... To Focus on a Coherent Pattern and Submit to Its Reality
Patterns--the Surprising Fruit of Our Struggle
Contact with Reality
Truth: Contact, Not Correspondence; Confidence, Not Certainty
Engaging and Unlocking the World
The Power of the Pattern
Loving the Longing
Getting It Wrong
"Are You the One Who Was to Come, or Should We Expect Someone Else?"
The Ethics of Knowing
Confidence and Hope
The Rest of Michael's Story
Known by God
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