Personality & Reality, The Nature of Deity by J. E. Turner 2 Volumes


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George Allen & Unwin LTD, 1926, 27. First Editions. 435 pages. Exceptional copies, matching, clean, square and tight, in very nice complete dust jackets; one short closed tear to outer edge of the spine in the first book, and a couple of edge nicks.  Removeable acetate covers.

'J. E. Turner was a Welsh idealist philosopher and writer. Turner was born in the Everton district of Liverpool to Welsh parents. He obtained his BA and MA degrees from University of Liverpool. From 1919, he lectured on philosophy for the University Extension Board. He obtained his PhD from University of Liverpool in 1926. Turner defended a form of idealistic monism, which was influenced by Hegel. He has also been described as an exponent of "personalistic theism". Turner was a theist and developed his idealistic philosophy in books such as Personality and Reality (1926) and The Nature of Deity (1927).
Turner argued for the existence of an omnipotent mind, a "supreme self" in the universe. In his book The Nature of Deity he used cosmological and teleological arguments as evidence for the Supreme Self. Philosopher John Stuart Mackenzie commented that Turner was "one of the most notable of the few remaining writers who carry on the tradition of Hegelian idealism" but noted it was doubtful that Turner could offer proof for the Supreme Self and that his statements were suggestive rather than conclusive.'

Category Theology