Ted Schoen on “The Methodological Isolation of Religious Belief”

In this brief comment on Ted Schoen’s paper, I tend to agree more than I disagree. Methodological isolation has been widely and uncritically accepted by thinkers about religion and science, and Schoen’s dissipation of the isolationist discourse deserves positive notice. For too long, science has been the bully of the epistemic neighborhood, and religious thinkers have taken refuge in methodological isolation. As Schoen argues, neither religion nor science is isolated; rather, both are interacting in the same comprehensive and value-laden domain, which also includes art, poetry, ethics and metaphysics
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1077-1999
DOI 10.5840/pcw19952210
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 41,650
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Methodological Isolation of Religious Belief.Edward L. Schoen - 1994 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 1 (2):33-40.
Bernard J. Verkamp, Senses of Mystery: Religious and Non-Religous. [REVIEW]Edward L. Schoen - 1999 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 45 (3):195-196.
Anthropomorphic Concepts of God.Edward L. Schoen - 1990 - Religious Studies 26 (1):123 - 139.
The Roles of Predictions in Science and Religion.Edward L. Schoen - 1991 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 29 (1):1 - 31.
John F. Haught (Ed.), Science and Religion in Search of Cosmic Purpose.Edward L. Schoen - 2001 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 49 (2):126-128.
Review of Alone in the World? Human Uniqueness in Science and Theology. [REVIEW]Edward L. Schoen - 2009 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 65 (1):47 - 52.
Philip Clayton, God and Contemporary Science [Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology].Edward L. Schoen - 1999 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 46 (3):189-191.
Methodology of Augustinian Science.S. Muhammad-Taqīy Mudarrisī - 2011 - Methodology of Social Sciences and Humanities (69):7-39.
Isolation Is Not Characteristic of Models.Till Grüne-Yanoff - 2011 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (2):119 - 137.


Added to PP index

Total views
165 ( #42,985 of 2,250,041 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
7 ( #246,910 of 2,250,041 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature