2023-04Thematic Section
From Here to Theology: Response to Joshua Farris


Joshua Farris usefully applies my distinction between conditioned and de-conditioned philosophy to some limits of science, and the disclosure of the soul. It is argued that further de-conditioning is conducive to answering the profound philosophical questions: What is it to be now?, and What is it to be? but these answers are only adequate when they entail the existence of God. It follows that physicalism, determinism, and naturalism are false, and that science (knowingly or unknowingly) presupposes theology.


Being, conditioning, consciousness, de-conditioning, determinism, existence, God, mind, now, philosophy, physicalism, science, self, soul, theology

How to cite:

Priest, Stephen. “From Here to Theology: Response to Joshua Farris.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7, no. 4 (2023):  5-13. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2023.0029.


Stephen Priest
Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY, United Kingdom


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