God and Other Ultimates

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[New Entry by Jeanine Diller on December 17, 2021.]
What it takes to be ultimate is to be the most fundamentally real, valuable or fulfilling among all that there is or could be. Historically, philosophy of religion in the West has taken God to be ultimate. Over the past century, the field has become increasingly aware that ultimacy is grasped under different concepts in the world’s religions, philosophies and quasi-religious philosophies – so not only as “God” but also as, e.g., “Brahman”, “the Dao”, and…

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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