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Picture of After God, with Reason Alone – Saikat Guha Commemorative Volume (Volume 8

After God, with Reason Alone – Saikat Guha Commemorative Volume (Volume 8

Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics)

Editor(s): Timothy Kearns
Author(s): Saikat Guha
Subject: Religion

Book Description

Saikat Guha (1974–2008) wrote prolifically on many topics. Trained as a philosopher and physicist, Guha was interested in topics ranging from sexual ethics to Bell’s Theorem to Anselm’s ontological argument to Augustine’s persecution of the Donatists—though he was primarily a metaphysician. Guha studied at the University of Texas at Austin, Boise State University, the University of Washington at Seattle, and Syracuse University. He wrote more than one hundred papers from roughly 1997–2006, five of which are published here. Three of these papers reformulate some of Aquinas’s key doctrines on God: his first, second, and third ways, and his account of how necessity of being entails absolute perfection. The fourth paper considers whether Ockham’s razor requires the presumption of atheism. The fifth paper presents a logical model of the doctrine of the Trinity in order to prove that the doctrine can be understood without logical contradiction.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3373-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3373-8
Date of Publication: 01/12/2011
Pages / Size: 85 / A5
Price: £29.99
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Biography

Saikat Guha studied Philosophy, Physics, and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boise State University, the University of Washington at Seattle, and finally at Syracuse University, where he specialized in logic and ontology. After a long illness, Saikat died in 2008.

Editor:

Timothy Kearns studied Classics at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and researches medieval philology at the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies at The Catholic University of America. His main interest is in philosophy and literature as ways of life.

Series Editors:

Gyula Klima is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York, USA; Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Founding Member and Director of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, and Editor of its Proceedings. Professor Klima’s most recent book is John Buridan in OUP’s Great Medieval Thinkers series.

Alexander W. Hall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Clayton State University, Georgia, USA; Assistant Director of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, and Managing Editor of its Proceedings. Hall’s recent scholarship includes Natural Theology in the Middle Ages in the Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology (OUP, 2012).