Title

Could we know reality, given physicalism? Nancey Murphy's views as a test case

Publication Date

9-2012

Abstract

The article focuses on knowing reality based on the ontologically reductive physicalist views of Nancey Murphy in various disciplines including neuroscience, philosophy and theology. It reviews the view of Aristotle on the essence or nature of substances, the ontological view of Murphy favoring nonreductive physicalism and her consideration of nonneural circumstances. It also notes ontological resources of Murphy for knowing reality and her rejection of foundationalism.

Keywords

Reality; Foundationalism (Theory of knowledge)

Publication Title

Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

Volume

64

Issue

3

First Page

179

Last Page

189

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