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God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason is a book by the Dutch philosopher Herman Philipse, written in English and published in the. Given, however, that we are living in the age of science, Philipse argues that the natural theologian is faced with a dilemma he calls “The. God in the Age of Science?: A Critique Of Religious Reason. by. Herman Philipse . Philipse tackles religion from an epistemilogical point of view whereas most.

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Emese marked it as to-read Jul 30, Spaemann has already said as much. By the end of the book, Philipse concludes that if we aim to be “reasonable and intellectually conscientious,” we should become not just agnostic but “disjunctive strong” or “strong disjunctive” universal atheists With regard to the domain of science, Philipse places great value on the power of scientific methods to make predictions.

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Dave marked it as to-read Dec 24, For dilemma 3 above, the danger of choosing e is choosing methodology that has no respectability among intellectuals, while the danger of f zcience that it opens God up to empirical disconfirmation.

The Probability of Theism The Laws of Belief Wolfgang Spohn. Yhe goes about this ambitious task in a series of commendably clear steps.

Philipse provides a careful, rigorous, and original critique of theism in the world today. Carl rated it it was amazing Jan 10, By using this site, you agree to the Terms scienec Use and Privacy Policy. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.


God in the Age of Science?: A Critique Of Religious Reason by Herman Philipse

Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Languages Nederlands Edit links. This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. If it is a truth claim, they can either be warranted to endorse it without evidence, or sckence.

God in the Age of Science?: A Critique Of Religious Reason

God Is Not Great God: Philipse provides philipde careful, rigorous, and original critique of atheism in the world today. Indeed, Philipse is at his best, I think, when he challenges claims belonging to revealed theology that have been appropriated and presented as natural theology. Visions of Religion Stephen S. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Nevertheless, it should also be pointed out that many theists would actually agree with Philipse’s criticisms.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Churchill, “Flew, Wisdom, and Polanyi: Herman Philipse born 13 May is a professor of philosophy at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Claims about God’s existence are a factual claims, or b non-factual claims.

To summarize metaphorically, it is as if the last chance to secure a foundation for the throne of God is to rest on the shoulders of the Emeritus Nolloth Professor of sciencw Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford and, if he has failed, as Philipse argues he has, the game is pretty much all over for God. After explaining their positions, he points to the fallacies in their arguments.

One of the strengths of the book is that it pushes the issue of theology in the scientific age, and is full of dilemmas facing believers at each potential turn. So although Philipse’s arguments may help to purify the proper domain of natural theology from unwarranted claims influenced by revelation, his conclusions on these points are not precisely new.


Using a ‘strategy of subsidiary arguments’, Philipse concludes 1 that theism cannot be stated meaningfully; 2 that if theism were meaningful, it would have no predictive power concerning existing evidence, so that Bayesian arguments cannot get started; and 3 that if the Bayesian cumulative case strategy did work, one should conclude that atheism is more probable than theism.

David Alex rated it really liked it Jan 17, It takes a lot of complexity to have finite persons with finite knowledge, but an infinite person with infinite knowledge is simple?!

To adapt the metaphor of the doomed bird in the air pump on the cover, even if Philipse has succeeded in killing off the bird read now as a symbol of Swinburne’s theory of theismit is not apparent what he has left behind, apart from a vacuum. He has written numerous articles on modern philosophy and epistemology, and his most recent books are Atheistisch manifest Prometheus,; new edition Bert Bakker,Heidegger’s Philosophy of Being: For this reason, philosophers in the past who constructed very diverse arguments relating to God, such as Thomas Aquinas or Pyilipse Hume, were similar insofar as they prioritized the issue of causation.