Religion and Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy
Author: R.G. Collingwood
Language English
ISBN10: 1855063174
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.50
ISBN13: 9781855063174
Published: March 1st 1995 by St. Augustine's Press

In this, his first book, Collingwood attempts to rescue the philosophy of religion from the efforts of psychologists to explain the human mind by empirical techniques. Here he contends that the mind can be interpreted only by introspection, and not by the methods of natural science, and tries to establish the characteristics of religion that make it unamenable to scientific analysis. This he does by asserting that religion has its closest affinity with philosophy. He believes religion and philosophy both involve an aspiration to grasp the totality of experience, whereas scientific psychology can focus only on particular motives and acts.