Naturalism

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NATURALISM

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Research Essay

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In partial fulfilment of the requirements in Introduction to Philosophy and Worldviews at Cornerstone Institute

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Leeandri Smith 32156 28 April 2013

Contents

Describing Naturalism according to Naugle, Stone and Danto 1
Introduction 2
History of Naturalism 2
Ancient Greeks 2
The Enlightenment 3
Modern World on Naturalism 3
Naturalism in the 20th Century 4
The start of Naturalism 4
The Basic philosophical questions 5
Effects on society due to the naturalistic worldview 8
Dangers of naturalism to society 9
Conclusion 10
Bibliography 11

Describing Naturalism according to Naugle, Stone and Danto.
“Naturalism is an impression determined by the subjugation of the intellectual facts to the mechanical order of things” (Naugle 2002:96)
“This is a set of beliefs and attitudes that focus on this world on the negative side it involves the assertion that there seems to be no ontologically distinct and superior realm (such as God, soul or heaven) to ground, explain, or give meaning to this world. On the positive side it affirms that extension should be focused on the events and processes of this world to provide what degree of explanation and meaning are possible to this life” (Stone 2008:1)
“Religious naturalisms the type of naturalism which affirms asset of beliefs and attitudes that there are religious aspects of this world which can be appreciated within a naturalistic framework” (Stone 2008:1)
“Naturalism, in recent usage, is a species of philosophical monism according to which whatever exist or happens is natural in the sense…...

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