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The Question of Ultimate Origins

  • Andrew Ter Ern LokeEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)

Abstract

I explain the importance of the question concerning ultimate origins. I summarise various arguments against scientistic and radical postmodernist views regarding this issue, demonstrate that philosophical arguments are capable of yielding knowledge about reality that are more epistemically certain than scientific discoveries, and explain that science and philosophy can complement one another in the quest for the answer. I argue that belief in a divine Creator is not necessarily a science-stopper, for one can regard science as a discovery of the processes by which the Creator created the Universe and how created things operate. I explain that I will develop a philosophical argument for such a Creator in the rest of this book, and I provide an overview of the subsequent chapters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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