Naturalism and Our Knowledge of Reality : Testing Religious Truth-claims

Description

Philosophical naturalism is taken to be the preferred and reigning epistemology and metaphysics that underwrites many ideas and knowledge claims. But what if we cannot know reality on that basis? What if the institution of science is threatened by its reliance on naturalism? R. Scott Smith argues in a fresh way that we cannot know reality on the basis of naturalism. Moreover, the "fact-value" split has failed to serve our interests of wanting to know reality. The author provocatively argues that since we can know reality, it must be due to a non-naturalistic ontology, best explained by the fact that human knowers are made and designed by God. The book offers fresh implications for the testing of religious truth-claims, science, ethics, education, and public policy. Consequently, naturalism and the fact-value split are shown to be false, and Christian theism is shown to be true.

Details

Author(s)
R. Scott Smith, Mr. Richard Hutch, Mr. Stanley J. Grenz, Dr. David Jasper, Professor T. J. Gorringe, Professor James A. Beckford, Professor Vincent Brummer, Revd Jeff Astley, Professor Paul S. Fiddes, Mr. Richard Brummer
Format
Hardback | 254 pages
Dimensions
162 x 236 x 24mm | 639.56g
Publication date
01 Jan 2012
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publication City/Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition statement
New edition
ISBN10
1409434869
ISBN13
9781409434863
Bestsellers rank
1,358,393

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