Why Methodological Naturalism?

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Abstract

I argue in favor of the strategy of methodological naturalism in science; that is, restricting the scope of investigations to the natural world. I argue that this strategy is most plausibly motivated by supernaturalist theism, rather than by metaphysical naturalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Naturalism
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages136-149
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781118657775
ISBN (Print)9781118657607
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities

Keywords

  • Demarcation
  • Methodological naturalism
  • Physicalism
  • Theism

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