Scientia et Fides 6 (1):31-52 (2018)

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Alfred Driessen
University of Twente
Abstract
From the very beginning of ancient Greek philosophy up to the present day a puzzling correlation is found between rationality and reality. In this study this relation is examined with emphasis on the philosophical tradition of Aristotle and Aquinas. A comparison is made with the virtual reality created by computers and actual reality of our universe. The view expressed in the scientific neopositivism of Jordan and Mach is found to be an adequate approach to avoid contradictions in the interpretation of modern physics. A challenging hypothesis is made by updating the Laplacian Demon by a powerful creative intellect in line with Judeo-Christian tradition. With this hypothesis a new light is shed on several fundamental issues in modern science.
Keywords Aquinas  Aristotle  Creation  Hylomorphism  Philosophy of Science  Rationality
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DOI 10.12775/setf.2018.007
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