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Teologia jako nauka formalna
Theology as a Formal Science

Author(s): Łukasz Remisiewicz
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Special Branches of Philosophy, Existentialism, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Hermeneutics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: theology; formal sciences; Bocheński; eidetic meaning; operative meaning; philosophy of science

Summary/Abstract: Among philosophers of science there are a lot of views about nature of theology in relate to others disciplines. In the article author defends an account according to which theology is a formal science. Firstly he introduces two necessary features of science: semantic exclusivity and practical egalitarianism. Next he examines theological definitions of theology and using Bocheński’s meaning partition he indicates that matter of theology has operative meaning, but not eidetic. In the face of this difficulty, author shows examples of theological researches and exposes its schemes. Furthermore, he presents a final conclusion that theological researches are nothing more than establishing mutual relations between a finite number of terms, in other words the creation of some new conceptual schemes that would be syntactically coherent and logically consistent with other, previously approved, conceptual schemes. Finally he indicates how theology bases on four kinds of rules of sentences’ transformation: rule of syntactic, sources, conclusion-formulating and assigning the truthfulness.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 113-142
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Polish