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God, Value, and Nature

Fiona Ellis


Many philosophers believe that God has been put to rest. Naturalism is the default position, and the naturalist can explain what needs to be explained without this unnecessary detour. This book agrees that we should be naturalists, but it rejects the more prevalent scientific naturalism to endorse an ‘expansive’ naturalism inspired by the positions of David Wiggins and John McDowell. It is argued that expansive naturalism can accommodate the idea of God, and that the expansive naturalist has unwittingly paved the way towards a form of naturalism which poses a genuine challenge to the atheist. ... More

Keywords: naturalism, scientific naturalism, expansive naturalism, value, atheism, theology, philosophy, myth, Incarnation, God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714125
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Ellis, author
Heythrop College, University of London