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The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities

Alister E. McGrath


Our understanding of human rationality has changed significantly since the year 2000, with growing emphasis placed on multiple rationalities, each adapted to the specific tasks of communities of practice. We may think of the world as an ontological unity—but we use a plurality of methods to investigate and represent this world. This development has called into question both the appeal to a universal rationality, characteristic of the Enlightenment, and also the simple ‘modern–postmodern’ binary. This work is the first major study to explore the emergence of multiple situated rationalities. It ... More

Keywords: reason, rationality, transdisciplinarity, science, religion, science and religion, philosophy of science, explanation, theory choice, Enlightenment

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198813101
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198813101.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alister E. McGrath, author
Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford and Director, Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford

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