Very good, although as you say incomplete.
my only big comment is that since you delve into the Boundary between the subjects of religion and philosophy you should seek to define both rather then give mere wikipedia links to them.
I also note that you use the word 'religion' which might be considered an organization or an institution rather then theology. Perhaps theology doesn't fit?
I can see being exact with one's definition being important in studying this subject. --JoliePA 17:15, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
- You make some good points, but I am not sure that providing definitions here would not bog down this project. As relosophy is, by its nature, cross-disciplinary in the broadest sense (very similar to Cognitive Science in that regard), I'm wary of coming up with definitions which might limit its application. I do use "religion" in its broader sense—Websters 2nd and 4th definitions are "a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices" and "a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith". When I speak of "religion" (as opposed to religions), I use it in these senses, instead of in the sense of "a religious institution". Would it helped if I used liberal capitalization, capitalizing Religion, Theology, Philosophy, and similar terms? The Jade Knight (d'viser) 18:39, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
- I'm sorry I've haven't been here in awhile. As for the capitalization, I am unsure that other would understand their significance. I think that as the information is introduced, minor ambguity will be better understood, in the context of the broad conversation.
--JoliePA 21:15, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
What else needs to be done with this project to help introduce new learners to the topic of Relosophy? I think it clearly demonstrates the kinds of interactions we're dealing with here, but what else do we need/want? The Jade Knight (d'viser) 10:43, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Looks like nothing has been added for a while. I'm thinking that there was no separation between the two until the "Church" lost some of it's power. When would that be? A good guesstimate would be the time when you could write about it without loosing your life. David Hume was reluctant to publish his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion for some reason.Curious88 15:52, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
- That's an excellent question. I think that, historically, "philosophy" and "religion" were both classed together as "truth" in the human experience, and they certainly weren't separated until philosophy was formalized and religion was strictly institutionalized. My guess is that the latter occurred before the former, and therefore the separation began whenever philosophy was formalized. Presumably, this separation occurred at different times in different societies. The Jade Knight (d'viser) 21:42, 29 March 2011 (UTC)