An Epistemological Analysis of the Science-and-Religion Dialogue

This project will analyse the fact that the vast majority of the parties involved in the science-and-religion dialogue have either ignored the debate surrounding the issue of scientific realism in the philosophy of science, or have uncritically assumed a position about it. Our goals are, first, to show the textual evidence within scientific and theological sources within the science-and-religion dialogue; second, to show the relevance of the scientific realism debate to this dialogue; and third to assume a position about the perspectives taken about this debate in the dialogue under study.

Grant: US$15,000

Dates: February 2016 – December 2016