The Definition of Religion, Super-empirical Realities and Mathematics

Andrea Sauchelli
Lingnan University
Providing a precise definition of “religion”—or an analysis in terms of sufficient and necessary conditions of the concept of religion—has proven to be a difficult task, more so in light of the diverse types of practices considered religious by scholars. Here, I discuss Kevin Schilbrack’s recent definition of “religion”, elaborate it and raise several objections, one of which is based on a specific theory in philosophy of mathematics: mathematical realism.
Keywords Definition of Religion  Mathematical Realism
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DOI 10.1515/nzsth-2016-0005
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