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Ellis, Fiona (2014) God, Value, and Nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Monograph]

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714125.001.0001


Many philosophers believe that God has been put to rest. Naturalism is the default position, and the naturalist can explain what needs to be explained without recourse to God. This book agrees that we should be naturalists, but it rejects the more prevalent scientific naturalism in favour of an 'expansive' naturalism inspired by David Wiggins and John McDowell. It is argued that expansive naturalism can accommodate the idea of God, and that the expansive naturalist has unwittingly paved the way towards a form of naturalism which poses a genuine challenge to the atheist. It follows that the traditional naturalism versus theism debate must be reconfigured: naturalism and theism are no longer logically incompatible; rather, they can both be true.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Keywords: naturalism, scientific naturalism, expansive naturalism, value, atheism, theology, philosophy, myth, Incarnation, God
Department: Philosophy
Depositing User: Vicky Rowley
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 17:17
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 10:52
URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2228

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