Q&A: Philosophy

David H. Bailey
Updated 26 March 2022 (c) 2022

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This section lists numerous questions in the area of theology, philosophy and related topics, and then presents answers based on best available scholarship. This material was assembled by the editor, except where otherwise indicated. Each page linked to below includes detailed references.

  1. What does the new atheist literature say about science and religion? Atheists
  2. Is there a conspiracy among scientists? Conspiracy
  3. Are there controversies among scientists? Controversies
  4. Has Richard Dawkins, in The God Delusion, disproved religion? Dawkins
  5. Is modern society in decline? Decline
  6. Is science or religion to blame for the decline of modern society? Decline-blame
  7. Does modern science negate human free agency? Determinism
  8. Is Stephen Hawking correct that modern physics removes the need for religion? Hawking
  9. Have science and religion have always been at war? History
  10. Is methodological naturalism presumed in modern science? Methodological naturalism
  11. Does modern science undermine morality? Morality
  12. What are the standards for peer-reviewed scholarship? Peer review
  13. Is modern science socially constructed and forever tentative? Postmodern
  14. What is the idea of progress? Progress
  15. Is scientific progress real? Progress-science
  16. Do those with non-theistic worldviews reject pseudoscience such as astrology? Pseudoscience
  17. Is there a royal road to science and religion? Royal road
  18. What is scientific materialism? Scientific materialism
  19. Is science based on secular humanism? Secular humanism
  20. Is society becoming more violent? Violence
  21. What is science? What is science?