Or we can be philosophers: a response to Barbara Forrest

Synthese 192 (S1):1-23 (2015)

Abstract
This article is a response to Barbara Forrest’ 2011 Synthese article, “On the Non-Epistemology of Intelligent Design.” Forrest offers an account of my philosophical work that consists almost entirely of personal attacks, excursions into my religious pilgrimage, and misunderstandings and misrepresentations of my work as well as of certain philosophical issues. Not surprisingly, the Synthese editors include a disclaimer in the front matter of the special issue in which Forrest’s article was published. In my response, I address three topics: (1) My interest in Intelligent Design (ID) and public education and why as a Thomist I have grown more skeptical and explicitly critical of ID over the years, (2) the sorts of philosophical mistakes with which Forrest’s article is teeming, and (3) my Christian faith, religious exclusivism, and interfaith dialogue.
Keywords Thomas Aquinas  Intelligent design  Barbara Forrest  Methodological naturalism  Religion and science  Evolution  Philosophy of religion  Philosophical naturalism  Public education  Law and religion  Jurisprudence
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