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Polkinghorne and Cartwright on pluralism and metaphysics

Martin, Eric (2012) Polkinghorne and Cartwright on pluralism and metaphysics. Theology and Science, 10 (3). pp. 281-290. ISSN 1474-6700

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Identification Number: 10.1080/14746700.2012.695246


This paper reviews the natural philosophies of John Polkinghorne and Nancy Cartwright, with particular emphasis on the role of pluralism in their respective writings. While often motivated by distinct projects, their philosophies display some interesting and perhaps unexpected similarities. It is suggested that Polkinghorne's views are not far away from some of Cartwright's proposals, and further that certain debates about God's providential action could be helpfully reoriented if the insistence on natural laws as a centerpiece of scientific explanation were relinquished.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 10:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:28

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