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Naturalism,’theology’ and ‘utopia’


Hudson, W, Naturalism,'theology' and utopia', For a New Naturalism, Telos Press Publishing, A Gare and W Hudson (ed), Candor, NY ISBN 978-0914386674 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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In this essay I commend a naturalism that is more finitist than an objectivating naturalism that abstracts from its origins in human body performances and changing socio-historical worlds. My discussion begins with the case for an expanded naturalism that inherits several of the traditional senses of "speculative". I then discuss four differential naturalisms and briefly indicate how an expanded naturalism has implications both for "theology" understood in a critical sociological as opposed to an ecclesiastical sense, and for a possible redeployment of "utopia".

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:natural philosophy, Cartesian dualism, reductionism
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Hudson, W (Professor Wayne Hudson)
ID Code:122097
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-31
Last Modified:2018-05-08

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