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Religion considered as the only basis of happiness, and of true philosophy a work written for the instruction of the children of His Most Serene Highness the Duke of Orleans; and in which the principles of modern pretended philosophers are laid open and refuted by StГ©phanie FГ©licitГ©, comtesse de Genlis

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Published by Printed for T. Payne and Son at the Mews Gate, T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly in the Strand in London .
Written in English


  • Apologetics,
  • Religion -- Philosophy

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Statementby Madame the Marchioness of Sillery, heretofore Countess of Genlis ; in two volumes
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14976571M

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Religion Considered as the Only Basis of Happiness, and of True Philosophy a Work Written for the Instruction of the Children of His Most Serene Highness the Duke of Orleans, and in Which the Principles of Modern Pretended Philosophers Are Laid Open and RefutedAuthor: Stéphanie Félicité Genlis. Religion considered as the only basis of happiness: and of true philosophy. A work written for the instruction of the children of his Most Serene Highness the Duke of Orleans ; And in which the Principles of modern pretended Philosophers are laid open and refuted. By Madame the Marchioness of Sillery, heretofore countess of genlis. Books shelved as philosophy-of-religion: God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, The Existence of God by Richard. Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion on the Temporal Happiness of Mankind by `Philip Beauchamp', Richard Carlile, ; Prometheus Books, ; ff. Here is a book in which `theology is assailed as the historic and necessary enemy of human liberty and enlightenment'.Cited by: 4.

But this doesn’t mean that I’m not open-minded about research on happiness and religion. As I write in my book, The How of Happiness, just because (most) religious beliefs cannot be. Philosophy of religion is "the philosophical examination of the central themes and concepts involved in religious traditions". Philosophical discussions on such topics date from ancient times, and appear in the earliest known texts concerning philosophy. The field is related to many other branches of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. "Happiness depends on ourselves." More than anybody else, Aristotle enshrines happiness as a central purpose of human life and a goal in itself. As a result he devotes more space to the topic of happiness than any thinker prior to the modern era. Living during the same period as Mencius, but on the other side of the world, he draws some similar. But the prospective reader should know that this book aspires more to be a classic than an exercise in classical scholarship. With a proper knowledge of its genre, one can appreciate the sweeping nature of Cornford’s theories on the genesis of Greek religion and by:

“If to a person religion means reading books and obeying every single word from it without the slightest bit of reasoning, then such perception would only bring destruction upon the person and the world. Also there are people who use the words from those books to justify their own filthy actions. Let’s take a conservative Muslim, for.   The basic reason religion remains such an esteemed aspect of American society is that it is considered important, even indispensable, to morality. The strongest form this idea takes is that morality depends on religion—that without God, the distinction between good and evil loses meaning, and anything goes.   Philosophy and religion are related. By general understanding, religion is composed of a set of morals, rules, principles, and ethics that serve to guide one’s way of living. Philosophy, on the other hand, is a bigger domain of discipline that tackles many concepts like: metaphysics, the search for the ultimate truth, knowledge, and life itself.4/5(3). The Dialogues (Gorgias, Meno, Theatetus, Sophist, Symposium, Phaedrus, Timaeus, The Republic) – Plato. “Plato, the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece, was born in Athens in or B.C.E. to an aristocratic family. He studied under Socrates, who appears as a character in many of his dialogues. He attended Socrates’ trial and that.