Pragmatism in the Philosophy of Religion
Freer, Gordon John
Freer, Gordon John. Pragmatism in the Philosophy of Religion; A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Department of Philosophy, University of Manitoba, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts. Winnipeg, March 1948.
In this age of turmoil and uncertainty man has to find a faith to live by. Religion has at last been recognized as the universal controversial issue. One of the many results of the action of the questioning mind is Pragmatism. In this thesis I will attempt to show how pragmatism can play a part in the philosophy of religion. The practical side of life is here recognized as important but attention of the reader is drawn to the fact that pragmatism is in itself not enough - it must become intermingled with the ideal and the spiritual. I advocate the middle way - a philosophy of the future must be Idealistic-Pragmatism.