Clark and His Critics (Works of Gordon Haddon Clark, Volume 7)

By: Gordon Haddon Clark

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Previous owner's name and green mark on inside front cover. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. .............................. 'If you are a not reasonably acquainted with Clark's thinking, this book will not be the best starting place. However, if you have some understanding of Clark's thinking, this is an excellent book to read. The book starts out with Clark's 'Weaton Lectures', which is essentially a summary of Clark's basic views. There is not much in the way of argumentation in this section, and if you do not know how Clark arrives at his views, you will probably be a bit puzzled. This is why this book is not a good introduction to Clark. The next section is the most interesting. A number of high profile thinkers interact with Clark's lectures and other works. The general formula is that the author summarises, as best they can, Clark's view on a specific subject matter. For example, Ron Nash focused on epistemology (other topics include theology, history, and government from other authors). Then the author provides a critique of Clark's view on their chosen subject. The real beauty of this book comes when Clark responds to his critic. I was left with deep gratitude that I never tried to debate professor Clark. More than once after reading the criticism, I was wondering how Clark was going to answer what I thought to be a profound criticism. He always did. The only drawback here is that Clark did not respond to everyone, for which I was disappointed. The last section, Clark Speaks from the Grave, was Clark's responses to some criticisms he received from other books. The main drawback here is that one would need to read the other books to fully understand the refutations. However, this only drives my desire to read these other books, so in the end it's a good thing. Anyone who is interested in refuting or learning Clark's thoughts must first read this work. Much work is explored in this volume and many common, and not-so-common, objections are dealt with. Clark and His Critics has been one of the best books I have read in some time.' -- Wishwon

Title: Clark and His Critics (Works of Gordon Haddon Clark, Volume 7)

Author Name: Gordon Haddon Clark

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: Trinity Foundation: January 2009

ISBN Number: 189177722X

ISBN Number 13: 9781891777226

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 34847