The Myth of Religious Neutrality: An Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Belief in Theories

Review of Metaphysics 46 (2):396-398 (1992)

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Clouser claims that every theory is based on a religious presupposition, that is, on an idea of what is self-existent. Since all such ultimate presuppositions are unjustifiable in principle, those who presuppose the biblical faith in God as creator are equally respectable intellectually as are those who presuppose any other theory of reality. In fact, the presupposition of a creating God results in superior interpretations of reality in all its many facets. This thesis is laid out in four parts: "Religion," "Theories," "A Casebook," and "Radically Biblical Theories."
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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