Can philosophy mediate the dispute between science and religion? Philosophy in the classic sense as (love of wisdom) can, indeed, facilitate science-religion dialogue by helping to clear up semantic and conceptual confusion, as well as shed new light on complex interconnections and the interrelatedness of all phenomena. For Platonists like Brigitte Dehmelt Cooper, science is but (opinion), while true knowledge () arises from the application of a dialectic of distinctions which are given to us as tools and capacities to grasp reality and truth (1995: 173-74). An unusual consensus is emerging among some scientists, philosophers, and theologians, which sees increasing similarities and limitations of both enterprises of science and theology.


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