Engaging the Cosmos: Astronomy, Philosophy, and Faith

Engaging the Cosmos: Astronomy, Philosophy, and Faith

by Neville Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1903900662

ISBN-13: 9781903900666

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: Sussex Academic Press

Written by an experienced author with a strong background in both history and earth sciences, this text explores the philosophic implications of the dramatic developments now under way in astrophysics and astrobiology. The book addresses such questions as How close may this progress, empirical and theoretical, bring us to a definitive understanding of ultimate

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Written by an experienced author with a strong background in both history and earth sciences, this text explores the philosophic implications of the dramatic developments now under way in astrophysics and astrobiology. The book addresses such questions as How close may this progress, empirical and theoretical, bring us to a definitive understanding of ultimate realities? What could it connote for the future of the great religious obediences? What might it mean for the evolution of a planetary consciousness that could be the key to the survival of our overburdened world? and Are there not alarming possibilities, yet also very positive ones? Not only does this discussion take full but measured account of hard science in a manner accessible to lay people, but the arguments and observations presented will be set firmly in a deep historical perspective.

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ISBN-13:
9781903900666
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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