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An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion (review)

An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion (review) Volume 32, n o. 3, s eptember 2011 285 c harles h artshorne not only offered similar criticisms of traditional meta- physical realism decades ago, but they also advanced a version of metaphysics that is thoroughly informed by many of Pihlström’s concerns, such as relativity/ connectivity and ethics. i would think that Pihlström must know this, since, at the very least, he mentions “process philosophy” in passing in the introduction (11). h owever much he is disposed against realist conceptions of metaphysics and truth (although, to be sure, the process account of truth is far from the traditional correspondence theory that he rejects), Whitehead’s and h arts- horne’s agreement with many of his points and their systems of realist yet also ethical and “pragmatic” metaphysics not only make them deeply relevant, but it also makes them the realist metaphysicians to study if he wants to bypass realism altogether. An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Reli- gion. r ichard r orty. n y : c olumbia u niversity Press, 2011. xxii + 76 pp. with notes and bibliography. $17.95 cloth. (r eviewed by b ob m esle, g raceland u niversity) he most important thing to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Theology & Philosophy University of Illinois Press

An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion (review)

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Volume 32, n o. 3, s eptember 2011 285 c harles h artshorne not only offered similar criticisms of traditional meta- physical realism decades ago, but they also advanced a version of metaphysics that is thoroughly informed by many of Pihlström’s concerns, such as relativity/ connectivity and ethics. i would think that Pihlström must know this, since, at the very least, he mentions “process philosophy” in passing in the introduction (11). h owever much he is disposed against realist conceptions of metaphysics and truth (although, to be sure, the process account of truth is far from the traditional correspondence theory that he rejects), Whitehead’s and h arts- horne’s agreement with many of his points and their systems of realist yet also ethical and “pragmatic” metaphysics not only make them deeply relevant, but it also makes them the realist metaphysicians to study if he wants to bypass realism altogether. An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Reli- gion. r ichard r orty. n y : c olumbia u niversity Press, 2011. xxii + 76 pp. with notes and bibliography. $17.95 cloth. (r eviewed by b ob m esle, g raceland u niversity) he most important thing to

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American Journal of Theology & PhilosophyUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Oct 26, 2011

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