Literally, ‘philosophy’ means ‘love of knowledge’, from the Greek philos, ‘love’, and sophia, ‘knowledge’. Broadly speaking, it is concerned with what, and how, we can know about the existence and nature of things. My own interests lie primarily in the philosophy of religion, which is concerned with the existence and nature of the divine or an impersonal absolute, and what these imply for human life in this world and, perhaps, the next.
Some of the current and forthcoming pages in this section are derived from notes made for a forthcoming chapter ‘Continental Philosophy’, in Jerome Gellman (ed.) The History of Evil from the Mid Twentieth Century to Today (1950-2010), Volume VI of Chad Meister and Charles Taliaferro (eds.) The History of Evil (Acumen, 2015), and are used by kind permission of the editor.
© Elizabeth Burns, 2015