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Consensus
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I. Fundamental Theology – II. Dogmatic Theology – III. Ethics

I. Fundamental Theology

Both in fundamental theology and in philosophy, there is considerable dissent as to the justification, significance, and function of consensus (from Lat. consensus, “agreement, unanimity”). In the philosophical context, the recourse to universal consensus, or to the consensus of all rational people, with respect to controversial claims of truth …

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Schwöbel, Christoph, “Consensus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12102>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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