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Michael C. Rea

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198866800

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198866800.001.0001

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Realism in Theology and Metaphysics

Realism in Theology and Metaphysics

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(p.19) 1 Realism in Theology and Metaphysics
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Essays in Analytic Theology
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Michael C. Rea

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198866800.003.0002

Since the early 2000s, increasing attention has been paid in two separate disciplines to questions about realism and ontological commitment. The disciplines are analytic metaphysics on the one hand, and theology on the other. Chapter 1 discusses two arguments for the conclusion that realism in theology and metaphysics—that is, a realist treatment of doctrines in theology and metaphysics—is untenable. The first is due to Peter Byrne, the second to Bas van Fraassen. The chapter concludes that practitioners of metaphysics and theology ought simply to ignore this conclusion. Those who are already sceptical of theology or metaphysics or both will find in the objections plenty to agree with. But they should not convince the unconvinced.

Keywords:   realism, van Fraassen, metaphysical realism, theological realism, metatheology

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