Naturalism (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2008 - Philosophy - 132 pages
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This inaugural Interventions volume introduces readers to the dominant scientifically oriented worldview called naturalism. Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro examine naturalism philosophically, evaluating its strengths and weaknesses. Whereas most other books on naturalism are written for professional philosophers alone, this one is aimed primarily at a college-educated audience interested in learning about this pervasive worldview.
  

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User Review  - ericaustinlee - LibraryThing

Very insightful introduction to the naturalism debate. Also commendable is the scope of the project which isn't too pretentious; it is rather more modest and doesn't pretend to be full of "take-down ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike68 - LibraryThing

Well reasoned and irenic. Although I'm not a philosopher, and only took a single philosophy class in college, I was able to understand the arguements, although I did read much slower than I usually do ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Challenge of Strict Naturalism
13
Strict Naturalism versus a Natural View of Persons
25
Naturalism and the Soul
53
Naturalism Consciousness and Values
71
Beyond Naturalism
97
The Argument from Reason
117
Bibliography
123
Index
130
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About the author (2008)

Charles Taliaferro is professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.