The Resource Reshaping natural theology : seeing nature as creation, Mats Wahlberg, (electronic resource)

Reshaping natural theology : seeing nature as creation, Mats Wahlberg, (electronic resource)

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Reshaping natural theology : seeing nature as creation
Title
Reshaping natural theology
Title remainder
seeing nature as creation
Statement of responsibility
Mats Wahlberg
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is nature creation or merely the product of non-intentional, natural processes? Mats Wahlberg argues that our perceptual experiences of nature can settle this question in favor of creation. He suggests that biological nature has expressive properties of a kind similar to human behavior and art. We may therefore be able to perceive 6 directly 6 nature as creation, i.e. as expressive of the mind of a creator. This idea resonates with the traditional Christian claim that God's invisible nature can be 'clearly perceived in the things that have been made' (Rom 1:20). Wahlberg's interpretation of this claim contradicts the common view that the existence of a creator must be established by inferential argument. The book's thesis is compatible with the fact that biological organisms have evolved by natural selection. Its viability depends, however, on the rejection of certain common assumptions about the nature of mind and perception 6 assumptions that may properly be called 'Cartesian'. The author presents and defends an anti-Cartesian stance on mind and perception, inspired mainly by the work of the philosopher John McDowell. The philosophical resources provided by this stance are then drawn on to defend the book's version of natural theology
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UKPGM
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Wahlberg, Mats
Index
index present
LC call number
BS660
LC item number
.W34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Nature
  • Creation
  • Creationism
  • Natural theology
  • RELIGION / Christian Theology / General
  • Creation
  • Creationism
  • Natural theology
  • Nature
Label
Reshaping natural theology : seeing nature as creation, Mats Wahlberg, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-251) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Bursting Descartes' bubble -- Perception and concepts -- Perceptual evidence -- Perceiving other minds -- Seeing nature as creation -- Possible defeaters -- Unapologetic theology
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
ix, 260 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230393141
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
9786613900227
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
550598
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809799217
  • (OCoLC)ocn809799217
Label
Reshaping natural theology : seeing nature as creation, Mats Wahlberg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-251) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Bursting Descartes' bubble -- Perception and concepts -- Perceptual evidence -- Perceiving other minds -- Seeing nature as creation -- Possible defeaters -- Unapologetic theology
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 260 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230393141
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
9786613900227
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
550598
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809799217
  • (OCoLC)ocn809799217

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