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Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Charles Taliaferro and Jil Evans


This book brings together chapters addressing the role of images and imagination recruited in the perennial debates surrounding nature, mind, and God. The debate between ‘new atheists’ and religious apologists today is often hostile. This book sets a new tone by locating the debate between theism and naturalism (most ‘new atheists’ are self-described ‘naturalists’) in the broader context of reflection on imagination and aesthetics. The eleven chapters are about the power of imagination and the role of aesthetics in deciding between worldviews or philosophies of nature. This book represents a v ... More

Keywords: imagination, aesthetics, theism, naturalism, mind, philosophy, science, religion, image, nature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199563340
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Taliaferro, editor
Professor of Philosophy, St. Olaf College

Jil Evans, editor
Visual Artist