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Science and humanity : a humane philosophy of science and religion, Andrew Steane

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Science and humanity : a humane philosophy of science and religion
Title
Science and humanity
Title remainder
a humane philosophy of science and religion
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Steane
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Andrew Steane reconfigures the public understanding of science, by drawing on a deep knowledge of physics and by bringing in mainstream philosophy of science. Science is a beautiful, multi-lingual network of ideas; it is not a ladder in which ideas at one level make those at another level redundant. In view of this, we can judge that the natural world is not so much a machine as a meeting-place. In particular, people can only be correctly understood by meeting with them at the level of their entire personhood, in a reciprocal, respectful engagement as one person to another. Steane shows that Darwinian evolution does not overturn this but rather is the process whereby such truths came to be discovered and expressed in the world. From here the argument moves towards other aspects of human life. Our sense of value requires from us a response which is not altogether the same as following logical argument. This points us towards what religion in its good forms can express. A reply to a major argument of David Hume, and a related one of Richard Dawkins, is given. The book finishes with some brief chapters setting religion in the context of all human capacities, and showing, in fresh language, what theistic religious response is, or can be, in the modern world
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NhCcYBP
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Steane, Andrew M
Dewey number
215
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL240.3
LC item number
.S74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
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  • Religion and science
  • Science
  • Humanity
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Science and humanity : a humane philosophy of science and religion, Andrew Steane
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1840324
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-284) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191863370
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028405254
Label
Science and humanity : a humane philosophy of science and religion, Andrew Steane
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1840324
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191863370
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028405254

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