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Title Sacred science? : on science and its interrelations with religious worldviews / edited by Simen Andersen Øyen, Tone Lund-Olsen, Nora Sørensen Vaage
Published Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (150 pages)
Series Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory ; v. 86
Studies in natural language and linguistic theory.
Contents Scientific worldviews, religious minds / Some introductory reflections / Simen Andersen Øyen, Nora Sørensen Vaage and Tone Lund-Olsen -- Science and religion? / Eight crucial points / Gunnar Skirbekk -- What is epistocracy? / Dimensions of knowledge-based rule / Cathrine Holst -- Doubt has been eliminated / Roger Strand -- The religious belief in rationality, science and democracy / Simen Andersen Øyen -- Psychology as science or psychology as religion / Historical presumptions and consequences for the present / Ole Jacob Madsen -- Science without God / Ragnar Fjelland -- Science and religion, natural and unnatural / Barbara Herrnstein Smith -- Immortality / An essay on science, technology and religion / Kjetil Rommetveit -- What should be the role of religion in science education and bioethics? / Michael J. Reiss -- Current commentary: The arc of civil liberation36 / Jeffrey C. Alexander
Summary "Science and religion are often viewed as dichotomies. But although our contemporary society is often perceived as a rationalization process, we still need broad, metaphysical beliefs outside of what can be proven empirically. Rituals and symbols remain at the core of modern life. Do our concepts of science and religion require revitalization? Can science itself be considered a religion, a belief, or an ideology? Science's authority and prestige allows for little in the way of alternate approaches not founded in empirical science. It is not unusual to believe that technology and science will solve the world's fundamental problems. Has truth been colonized by science? Have scientific disciplines become so specialized and 'operationally closed' that they have constructed barriers to other disciplines as well as the general public? The writers of this book set out to investigate whether the symbols of academia may in some cases take on a quality of sacrality, whether the rule of experts can be said to have the character of a "priesthood of knowledge", whether religion has a place in scientific contexts, and a selection of other questions concerning science and its relations to religious belief"--Publisher's website
Science and religion are often viewed as dichotomies. But although our contemporary society is often perceived as a rationalization process, we still need broad, metaphysical beliefs outside of what can be proven empirically. Rituals and symbols remain at the core of modern life. Do our concepts of science and religion require revitalization? Can science itself be considered a religion, a belief, or an ideology? Science's authority and prestige allows for little in the way of alternate approaches not founded in empirical science. It is not unusual to believe that technology and science will solve the world's fundamental problems. Has truth been colonized by science? Have scientific disciplines become so specialized and "operationally closed" that they have constructed barriers to other disciplines as well as the general public? The writers of this book set out to investigate whether the symbols of acade
Analysis Life sciences
Bibliography ""Bibliography""""Chapter 7: Science without God""; ""Introduction: science vs. religion""; ""Scientific fundamentalism""; ""Can science explain religion?""; ""Can science replace religion?""; ""Science with God, and science without God""; ""Conclusion: we can do without religion""; ""Bibliography""; ""Chapter 8: Science and religion, natural and unnatural""; ""A new “cognitive� contrast""; ""Conceptual oversimplification and historical forgetfulness""; ""Cognitive commonalities""; ""A dubious distinction""; ""Cognitively unnatural science?""; ""Bibliography""; ""Chapter 9: Immortality""
Notes English
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Subject Religion and science.
Science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Øyen, Simen Andersen, 1978-
Lund-Olsen, Tone.
Vaage, Nora Sørensen.
LC no. 2012505557
ISBN 9789086867523 (electronic bk.)
9086867529 (electronic bk.)
9086861962
9789086861965