Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Disenchanted Naturalist's Guide to Reality

"The Disenchanted Naturalist's Guide to Reality" by Alex Rosenberg.


  1. A great essay! It reminded me of Francis Schaeffer's critique of reductionism.

  2. Many of the conclusions made by the author of the article seem to play directly into the recent discussions in various meta threads regarding the naturalistic basis for subjective ethics and morality.

    Steve, Paul, Peter, Patrick et al. have been going 'round with various people who decline to state their presups but who argue from the position of naturalistic subjectivism while claiming that naturalism doesn't necessitate the disposal of objective ethics/morality. This article is a refutation of this claim.

    Or maybe I'm totally of my rocker. :D

  3. I don't think you're off your rocker, Mr. Fosi. But while the article in some ways refutes ethical relativism, I don't think Rosenburg, much less his fellow naturalists, fully understand their presuppositions. On a fundamental level what the indwelling of the Holy Spirit affords the believer is a measure of self-awareness (introspection), and more importantly God-awareness (theospection?), that non-believers lack.