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The Resource Where the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalism, Alvin Plantinga

Where the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalism, Alvin Plantinga

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Where the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalism
Title
Where the conflict really lies
Title remainder
science, religion, and naturalism
Statement of responsibility
Alvin Plantinga
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this long-awaited book, pre-eminent analytical philosopher Alvin Plantinga argues that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Plantinga, Alvin
Dewey number
231.765
Index
index present
LC call number
BL240.3
LC item number
.P53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and science
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Naturalism
  • Religion
Summary expansion
This book is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, Alvin Plantinga, on one of our biggest debates - the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage industry of books on this divide, but with little consensus emerging. Plantinga, as a top philosopher but also a proponent of the rationality of religious belief, has a unique contribution to make. His theme in this short book is that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord. Plantinga examines where this conflict is supposed to exist - evolution, evolutionary psychology, analysis of scripture, scientific study of religion - as well as claims by Dan Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Philip Kitcher that evolution and theistic belief cannot co-exist. Plantinga makes a case that their arguments are not only inconclusive but that the supposed conflicts themselves are superficial, due to the methodological naturalism used by science. On the other hand, science can actually offer support to theistic doctrines, and Plantinga uses the notion of biological and cosmological "fine-tuning" in support of this idea. Plantinga argues that we might think about arguments in science and religion in a new way - as different forms of discourse that try to persuade people to look at questions from a perspective such that they can see that something is true. In this way, there is a deep and massive consonance between theism and the scientific enterprise
Target audience
specialized
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Where the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalism, Alvin Plantinga
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0012885344
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 359 pages
Isbn
9780199812097
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011002532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Where the conflict really lies : science, religion, and naturalism, Alvin Plantinga
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0012885344
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 359 pages
Isbn
9780199812097
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011002532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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