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Journal:   KNOWLEDGE (JOURNAL OF HUMAN SCIENCES)   SPRING-SUMMER 2010 , Volume - , Number 62/1; Page(s) 135 To 156.
 
Paper: 

HOW CAN RELIGIOUS STATEMENTS MAKE LITERAL (VIEW OF ALSTON)

 
 
Author(s):  ABDOLLAHI M.A., BAKHSHI F.
 
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Abstract: 

How can one predicate human attributes to God? This question is, rehaps, the most important question which has posed by religious philosophers in the course of the uses of language in religion. How can described by human language?
The negative answer to this question does not lead to knowledge of God and the affirmative loads human thought to conceive of God in anthromorphic terms. Some philosophers have posed different solutions. Thomas Aquinas and Paul Tillich believe that religious language is analogy and symbolic language. Some believe that it is, basically, non cognitive and others believe that it is meaningless.
But William Payne Alston, has posed an absolutely distinct view.
According to him, one can use human language, meaningfully and literally, to describe God. Alston, elucidating an deliverance, resorts to the functionalism doctrine. According to this doctrine, we can predicate functionally the principal core of meaning to God which is a shared content between God and humans by ignoring corporeal and spatiotemporal qualities. Therefore, one can talk about God in a meaningfull and literal manner.

 
Keyword(s): MEANINGFULLNESS, LITERAL MEANING, DIVINE ATTRIBUTES, COMMON ATTRIBUTES, FUNCTIONALISM
 
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