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In this presentation, Alister McGrath outlines some of the ways in which philosophers of science understand the idea of explanation. McGrath explores both ontic and epistemic approaches to explanation, noting the distinct features of each approach.
Science and Religion: A Personal Journey
The Warfare of Science and Religion?
Science and Faith: Different Maps of Reality
What does it mean to explain something?
How do we develop theories?
How do we find the best explanation?
Faith and Proof in Science
Faith and Proof in Religion
Scientism: Exploring the Limits of the Sciences
Can God “explain” anything?
Watching the Heavens: Copernicus and Kepler
Isaac Newton and the Mechanical Universe
Miracles and the Laws of Nature
How does God act in the world?
Darwin, Evolution, and God
Albert Einstein on Science and Faith
The Big Bang: Creation and Cosmology
A Fine-Tuned Universe
Models and Analogies in Science
Models and Analogies in Religion
Reductionism in Science and Religion
Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life
Science, Religion, and Moral Values
Mystery in Science and Religion