Beyond Science: The Wider Human Context / Edition 1

Beyond Science: The Wider Human Context / Edition 1

by John Polkinghorne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521625084

ISBN-13: 9780521625081

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Polkinghorne has had a distinguished career as a particle physicist and as an author of books exploring themes in science and religion. In Beyond Science Polkinghorne examines the nature of scientific inquiry itself and the human context in which science operates. The book looks at issues of meaning and value, such as scientific competition and subjectivity,

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John Polkinghorne has had a distinguished career as a particle physicist and as an author of books exploring themes in science and religion. In Beyond Science Polkinghorne examines the nature of scientific inquiry itself and the human context in which science operates. The book looks at issues of meaning and value, such as scientific competition and subjectivity, as well as more practical aspects of the discipline such as the conference circuit and the nurturing of new research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521625081
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Is science enough?; 2. Understanding the physical world; 3. Working together; 4. Memoirs of the great; 5. What happened to the human mind?; 6. What does it mean?; 7. Ultimate questions; 8. Is, ought and wonder; 9. Responsible behaviour; Index.

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