Anti-Naturalistic Arguments from Reason

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This paper discusses a wide range of anti-naturalistic argument from reason due to Balfour, Haldane, Joad, Lewis, Taylor, Moreland, Plantinga, Reppert, and Hasker. I argue that none of these arguments poses a serious challenge to naturalists who are identity theorists. Further, I argue that some of these arguments do not even pose prima facie plausible challenges to naturalism. In the concluding part of my discussion, I draw attention to some distinctive differences between Hasker’s anti-naturalistic arguments and the other anti-naturalistic arguments mentioned above.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17335
Pages (from-to)15-35
Number of pages21
JournalRoczniki Filozoficzne
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Naturalism
  • Plantinga's EAAN
  • William Hasker
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Identity Theory of Mind
  • Religion
  • Atheism

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