What if naturalism were a pseudo-religion? The anthropological and theological challenge of naturalism

What if naturalism were a pseudo-religion? The Anthropological and Theological Challenge of Naturalism
seminar from group Science, Reason and Faith.
Moisés Pérez Marcos. Pamplona, May 18, 2021.


Moisés Pérez Marcos is a Dominican, Doctor in Philosophy and graduate in Theology, professor of several subjects of Philosophy in the School of Theology San Vicente Ferrer of Valencia (Philosophy of science and nature; Philosophical anthropology; Science and religion; Philosophy of language and hermeneutics). He has recently published La cosmovisión naturalista. Consecuencias epistemológicas, ontológicas y antropológicas (San Esteban, 2021) and is the author, together with Alfredo Marcos, of Meditación de la naturaleza humana (BAC, 2018).

Naturalism claims to be the philosophical orthodoxy of the last hundred years. It presents itself as the only reasonable option, as it appears to be the only one compatible with the natural sciences. Naturalism makes its basic assertions on the epistemological and ontological level, but these also have a great impact on the fields of anthropology and theology, as they would apparently lead to the conclusion that there is neither a human being nor God. What is the relationship between naturalism and science? Is it really so reasonable to accept this position? What if naturalism is nothing more than a theology, a pseudo-religion that claims, above all, against all common sense and even against science itself, to replace classical theism?