Is Nature Enough?: Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science

Is Nature Enough?: Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science

by John F. Haught
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521609933

ISBN-13: 9780521609937

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Is nature all there is? John Haught examines this question and in doing so addresses a fundamental issue in the dialogue of science with religion. The belief that nature is all there is and that no overall purpose exists in the universe is known broadly as 'naturalism'. Naturalism, in this context, denies the existence of any realities distinct from the natural

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Is nature all there is? John Haught examines this question and in doing so addresses a fundamental issue in the dialogue of science with religion. The belief that nature is all there is and that no overall purpose exists in the universe is known broadly as 'naturalism'. Naturalism, in this context, denies the existence of any realities distinct from the natural world and human culture. Since the rise of science in the modern world has had so much influence on naturalism's intellectual acceptance, the author focuses on 'scientific' naturalism and the way in which its defenders are now attempting to put a distance between contemporary thought and humanity's religious traditions. Haught seeks to provide a reasonable, scientifically informed alternative to naturalism. His approach will provide the basis for lively discussion among students, scholars, scientists, theologians and intellectually curious people in general.

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ISBN-13:
9780521609937
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,202,434
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Is nature enough?; 2. Religion; 3. Intelligence; 4. Life; 5. Emergence; 6. Purpose; 7. Seeing; 8. Cosmos; 9. Morality; 10. Suffering; 11. Death; 12. Anticipation.

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