From exemplarism to representationalism: the difficulty of creating an atheistic concept of truth

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From exemplarism to representationalism:

the difficulty of creating an atheistic concept of truth

Anja Van Rompaey (Center for the Study of Religions and Secularity, ULB)

 

Abstract: (provisional)

I will analyse different conceptions of truth, from the Middle Ages to modern times, and will try to show that not explicitly refering to the Sacred Scripture or theology might not be enough to develop a truly non-theistic notion of truth, and as a consequence a non-theistic epistemology. If I have enough time, I'll try to explain briefly why this problem might be solved (to be verified) by contemporary 'formal ontology' (a recently developed philosophical discipline operating in a field between logic and metaphysics).

References:

1. "Sur la théologie blanche de Descartes. Analogie, création des vérités éternelles et fondement", Jean-Luc Marion, Editions PUF, 2009, Paris.

2. "Le contemplateur et les idées. Modèles de la science divine, du néoplatonisme au XVIIIe siècle", O. Boulnois, J. Schmutz et J-L Solère (éd.), Vrin, 2002, Paris.

3. "La scientia Dei au Moyen Âge : de l’irrationalité absolue à l’intellection immédiate d’une ratio rerum située dans les choses mêmes", Anja Van Rompaey, revue "Le Figuier", to be published (automn 2011).

The speaker:

Anja Van Rompaey is a member of the Centre Interdisciplinaire de l'Etude des Religions et de la Laïcité (CIERL) of the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles). After having worked on the epistemology and ontology of Spinoza for her Masters' Degree in the History of Philosophy (ULB), she currently studies the concept of reason (ratio) in medieval philosophy. Her Ph.D is part of the ULB ARC (Action de Recherche Concertée) project called 'The Religion of the Other. Reading and Interpretation of Religious Alterity in Islam, Christianity and Judaism, from Late Antiquity to the 21th century'. She's mainly interested in metaphysics, epistemology, ontology, the philosophy of the history of philosophy, and the science of religions.