Allen (1988)

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Allen, Paul. (1988) Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue. Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Title Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue
Resource Type book
Author(s) Paul Allen
Year 1988
Publisher Ashgate Publishing Limited
ISBN 9780754652830


Scientists, philosophers and theologians have wrestled repeatedly with the question of whether knowledge is similar or different in their various understandings of the world and God. Although agreement is still elusive, the epistemology of critical realism, associated with Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne and Arthur Peacocke, remains widely credible. Relying on the lifetime work of philosopher Ernan McMullin, this book expands our understanding of critical realism beyond a permanent stand-off between the subjective and objective, whether in science or theology. Critical realism illuminates the subject and the objectively known simultaneously. Responding to criticisms made against it, this book defends critical realism in science and theology with a specific role to play in our understanding of God.