Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Rush Rhees on Religion and Philosophy

Rush Rhees on Religion and Philosophy

Out of Print

  • Date Published: July 1997
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2003
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521564106

Out of Print

Unavailable - out of print June 2003
Unavailable Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Rush Rhees (1905–1989) was a philosopher, and a pupil and close friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein. While some of Rhees's own published papers became classics, most of his work remained unpublished during his lifetime. After his death, his papers were found to comprise sixteen thousand pages of manuscript on every aspect of philosophy, from philosophical logic to Simone Weil. This collection of unpublished papers, edited by D. Z. Phillips, includes Rhees's outstanding work on philosophy and religion. Written over an academic lifetime, some of the papers are sympathetic to religion while others are not. It is Rhees's ability to interweave the personal and philosophical, and his integrity and intellectual honesty, which make this one of the most impressive books in twentieth-century philosophy of religion.

    • A collection of the unpublished papers by Rush Rhees on philosophy and religion
    • Rush Rhees was a pupil and close friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein, edited many of his works and was one of his literary executors
    • Examines questions in the philosophy of religion from both religious and non-religious points of view
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521564106
    • length: 411 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.711kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2003
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Religion and Reality: 1. Religion and philosophy
    2. Where does the world come from? 3. The ontological argument and proof
    4. Remarks on reality and religion
    5. Natural theology
    6. Religion and language
    7. Belief in God
    8. Wittgenstein on language and ritual
    9. Religious practices
    10. Notes on religion and reductionism
    11. 'The divide' between religion and 'scientific method'
    12. Difficulties in belief
    Part II. Religion, Life, and Meaning:
    13. Gratitude and ingratitude for existence
    14. Religion, life and meaning: A and B
    15. Death and immortality
    16. Election and judgment
    17. That man is made for heaven
    Part III. Religion and Morality:
    18. Living with oneself
    19. The sinner and sin
    20. The Church and the moral law
    21. Suffering
    22. Picking and choosing
    Part IV. Reflection on Christianity:
    23. Miracles
    24. Mescaline, mysticism, and religious experience
    25. Difficulties with Christianity
    26. Christianity and growth of understanding
    Index of names
    Index of subjects.

  • Author

    Rush Rhees


    D. Z. Phillips, University of Wales, Swansea and Claremont Graduate School, California

    Assisted by

    Mario von der Ruhr, University of Wales, Swansea

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.