He presented this paper at the Theology and Science Consultation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion held in Boston, Massachusetts, 7 December 1987.
SERIOUSLY, BUT NOT LITERALLY: PRAGMATISM AND REALISM IN RELIGION AND SCIENCE
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Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 229–245, September 1988
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Robbins, J. W. (1988), SERIOUSLY, BUT NOT LITERALLY: PRAGMATISM AND REALISM IN RELIGION AND SCIENCE. Zygon, 23: 229–245. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.1988.tb00630.x
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- scientific realism;
- world structure
Abstract. Critical realists would have us believe that representations have a connection to the world, that of truth or reference for example, which is independent of their usefulness to us. They would have us believe further that knowledge about this connection serves to put religion and science in their proper places with respect to one another. This essay raises pragmatic objections to these belief's.