Theism and Explanation Paperback

by Gregory W. Dawes;


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Theism and Explanation

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In this timely study, Dawes defends the methodological naturalism of the sciences. Though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, the scientist, as scientist, will not take such proposed explanations seriously. Even if no natural explanation were available, she will assume that one exists. Is this merely a sign of atheistic prejudice, as some critics suggest? Or are there good reasons to exclude from science explanations that invoke a supernatural agent? On the one hand, Dawes concedes the bare possibility that talk of divine action could constitute a potential explanation of some state of affairs, while noting that the conditions under which this would be true are unlikely ever to be fulfilled. On the other hand, he argues that a proposed explanation of this kind would rate poorly, when measured against our usual standards of explanatory virtue.

Theism and Explanation by Gregory W. Dawes was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in June 2015. The ISBN for Theism and Explanation is 9781138884335.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (June 2015)
Weight317g
Number of Pages222
Thickness12 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781138884335
ISBN-101138884332
Product Code4335191
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