God, Reality and the Realism/Antirealism Debate


Eberhard Herrmann

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Keywords: Realism, Antirealism, Reality, Existence, Experience, Trigg, Phillips, Putnam, van Fraassen.


Abstract
: It is almost self-evident for many people that one has to be a realist in order to be a religious believer. Most of the debates on religious realism and religious antirealism are focussing upon the claim that truth is correspondence between a description and independently existing entities. I will deny the fruitfulness of this claim and argue for moving the focus to an internal perspective. I will do this by clarifying the use of the word "reality" taking into account that for us reality is always conceptualized reality.


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Eberhard Herrmann,
eberhard.herrmann@teol.uu.se
Philosophy of Religion, Department of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden


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