Encouraging a Thoughtful Love of Life: Pamela Sue Anderson and Gillian Howie on Practising Philosophy

Haynes, Patrice (2014) Encouraging a Thoughtful Love of Life: Pamela Sue Anderson and Gillian Howie on Practising Philosophy. Sophia: International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions, 53 (2). pp. 199-213. ISSN 0038-1527

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Wherever you turn your eyes the world can shine like transfiguration. You don’t have to bring a thing to it except a little willingness to see. Only, who could have the courage to see it?—Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson, Gilead (London: Virago Press, 2004), p. 280.Preamble: Going the Bloody Hard WayThe writings of Pamela Sue Anderson and Gillian Howie have been, and continue to be, important in helping to shape the development of my own philosophical vision. Yet my commitment to (a fairly traditional) theism marks a point of departure between my work and theirs. Given their quite reasonable disinclination to persist with traditional theism, especially its concept of divine transcendence,Not only does an uncritical approach to the theistic conception of divine transcendence serve to sacralise hierarchical relationship between men and women, such that the latter is subordinate to the former, it also, as Anderson reminds us, sustains epistemic and practical norms that quietly yet pot

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11841-014-0408-2
Keywords: Anderson, Courage, Howie, Life, Loss, Philosophy, Reason, Yearning
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Patrice Haynes
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 13:46
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2017 02:49
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1063

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