The work begins with an investigation of the mind-body problem by Arden Baxter, who argues that the mind is not reducible to the brain in practice even if it may be in theory. Evan Rapone opines that a new and concise definition of science is required, and then provides one. In an analysis of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, Madeleine Scott suggests that “the unthinkable will become thinkable” should we be able to transcend the limits of cognitive science by combining it with philosophical investigation. Morgan McConnell investigates the relationship between metaphors and models and concludes that the limits of science are intimately connected to the limits of language. Finally, Sara Nelson brings a Christian perspective to the work and proposes that the nature of the divine ensures that humans can never answer some of the most fundamental questions.
D'Amato, Mario; Moore, Thomas R.; Baxter, Arden; Rapone, Evan; Scott, Madeleine; McConnell, Morgan; and Nelson, Sara, "Limits: Essays on the Limitations of Science and Religion" (2016). Limits. 1.