Scoop came across this article, which is well worth reading.

To get the most out of the article, the reader should (if necessary) familiarise himself with the following points.

  • Thomas Aquinas’ cosmological arguments
  • Copleston’s debate with Betrand Russel over the cosmological argument
  • The distinction between analytic and synthetic claims
  • The distinction between a priori knowledge and a posteriori knowledge
  • The distinction between presuppositional concepts used to make sense of reality and data that passes through those concepts
  • The distinction between realism and idealism (both metaphysical and epistemological)
  • The ongoing debate over paradigm shifts (see Kuhn’s work)
  • The distinction between cognitive and non-cognitive theories of meaning in language