When Dialogue was the Norm: Theology and the Rise of Modern Science

Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 10 (1):105 (2023)
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While scientists sometimes make light of philosophy, science relies on a variety of philosophical assumptions, such as the idea that there are laws of nature. Many of these arose during the Scientific Revolution with the rejection of Aristotelianism. Here we consider the theological motivations behind several key examples. While science is now officially naturalistic, its rise depended in part on theology.



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