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Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Charles Taliaferro and Jil Evans (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This book brings together chapters addressing the role of images and imagination recruited in the perennial debates surrounding nature, mind, and God. The debate between ‘new atheists’ and religious ... More


Naturalism Lost: Nature Regained

Conor Cunningham

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter argues that while methodological naturalism is an essential component of scientific inquiry, metaphyscial naturalism threatens to undermine the very practice and intelligibility of ... More


Naturalism, Imagination, and the Scientific Worldview

E. J. Lowe

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter develops a challenge to naturalistic accounts of human thought and understanding, drawing on insights that we ultimately owe to Immanuel Kant concerning the intimate relationship between ... More


Aesthetics, Phantasia, and the Theistic

Daniel N. Robinson

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

Aesthetics, as with naturalism itself, reaches contemporary understanding by way of a winding path. Plato's own conflicting analyses of drama, music, and poetry would find Aristotle returning to ... More


The Sacred Beauty of Nature

Gordon Graham

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the conceptual resources of religious naturalism — the attempt to attribute religious significance or meaning to a world conceived entirely within the limits of the natural ... More


Re-Imaging the Galapagos

Jil Evans

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores and compares the aesthetics and cogency of two images of the Galapagos Islands: a theistic and a naturalist view of the archipelago and nature itself. While naturalism seems ... More


Theology and Evolution: How Much Can Biology Explain? 1

John Haught

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter talks about how human minds have crossed the line of being scientifically naturalistic, and begins to think about how unnatural events can be explained. It presents an overview of what ... More


Does Naturalism Warrant a Moral Belief in Universal Benevolence and Human Rights?

Christian Smith

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the kind of morality that everyone would have if they inhabited a naturalistic universe. It answers the question ‘If everyone lives in the naturalistic world that much of ... More


Meet the New Skeptical Theism, Same as the Old Skeptical Theism

Paul Draper

in Skeptical Theism: New Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661183
eISBN:
9780191785566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661183.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 11 attempted to retool Stephen J. Wykstra’s brand of skeptical theism so that it is effective against abductive or “Humean” arguments from evil. The result is a radically new form of ... More


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