Thursday, May 25, 2006

Why naturalism has problems with consciousness

1 comment:

Tom Clark said...

I'm not persuaded by Matteo, see . A sample:

About the supernaturalistic basis for rationality, I remark

The difficulty, of course, is that there is no explanation forthcoming of how the god of the theistic argument sees to it that our cognitive capacities are reliable and that our beliefs are true. Any purported gaps in naturalistic explanations have to be filled explicitly by supernaturalistic explanations if they are to have any appeal to inquiring minds. Generally, supernatural accounts can’t meet the basic requirements of explanatory transparency since they leave god and his workings a mystery. Naturalists are happy to admit gaps in our understanding, but don’t paper them over with possibly comforting pseudo-explanations.

Tom Clark