Outward Forms, Inner Springs

A Study in Social and Religious Philosophy

  • Dorothy Emmet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dorothy Emmet
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  3. Dorothy Emmet
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  4. Dorothy Emmet
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  5. Dorothy Emmet
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  10. Dorothy Emmet
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  11. Dorothy Emmet
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 122-130

About this book


Building on the philosophies of the social sciences and of religion, the book is concerned with the interplay between the inner powers of individuals and the structures of their societies and also with how these inner powers affect how they see outer realities. Dorothy Emmet looks at persons in a world of impersonal processes. She is critical of the notion of a personal God, but sees the emergence of personal activities as constrained but also sustained through 'an enabling universe'.


god philosophy religion sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Dorothy Emmet
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Lady Margaret HallOxfordUK
  3. 3.Lucy Cavendish CollegeCambridgeUK

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