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Emergence, Realism and the Good Life
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2015 (English)In: Issues In Science And Theology: What Is Life?, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG , 2015, 87-99 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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In this paper I analyze two recent attempts to naturalize meaning and values. Two thinkers, who both argue for a naturalistic conception of "the good life", are considered; Stuart Kauffman and Loyal Rue. The main thesis of this paper is that there is a conflict between naturalism and scientific realism, views which are presupposed by both Rue and Kauffman. I argue that this severely undermines their project of developing a normative naturalism. My conclusion is that they either have to give up a realistic conception of meaning and values, or abandon naturalism in favor of a less restrictive framework.

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SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG , 2015. 87-99 p.
Keyword [en]
Emergence, Values, Meaning, Naturalism, Dualism, Loyal Rue, Stuart Kauffman, Scientific realism, Reductionism, Teleology, Inherentism, Inventionism
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-301481DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17407-5_7ISI: 000380532800007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-301481DiVA: diva2:954654
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14th European Conference on Science and Theology (ECST)
Available from: 2016-08-23 Created: 2016-08-23 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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