Contact Us - Mark Elliot. As a secular scholar, I, of course, reject hypotheses involving the Christ of Faith. Critical scholars can only reasonably debate the existence of the so-called Historical Jesus, that figure of the Gospels stripped of all divinity. Most secular scholars of the New Testament believe that this figure certainly existed. I noticed that this is an assumption, however, later finding it to be an unjustified assumption.
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Ideasinhat | The Reach of Realism In Knowledge
Realism, much like any other epistemic view, has a way of working itself into every domain of human knowledge. We have realists about law, realists about psychology, and even realists about economics. I have yet to come across a branch of knowledge which has been untouched by realism. For sake of brevity, however, I must give the quintessential element of realism; that is, a realist will be of the belief that there exists a mind-independent world, of which can be discovered by an inquisitive and curious mind. For a realist, the truth is discoverable rather than stored only in the depths of our minds. So long as we maintain our awareness of said quintessential element, then our grasp of realism in different domains of knowledge will endure no struggle.
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With two exceptions Barry Barnes and Harvey Siegel the contributors work at German universities and their disciplinary affiliation is either philosophy or sociology. It would be misleading as happened with this reader to approach this volume as a debate on relativism in Edinburgh-style sociology of scientific knowledge SSK , as the title might suggest more on the parentheses around "scientific" later. Plato and his early engagements with the sophists have a place as well.