Reason in the Balance: The Case against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education

Reason in the Balance: The Case against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education

by Phillip E. Johnson
     
 

According to naturalism - what the author calls "the established religious philosophy of America" - God has no place in law, science or the schools. Naturalistic thinking believes nature is all there ever was, is and will be. And naturalistic thinking rules the intellectual world, including the public schools, the universities and the elite of the legal profession.… See more details below

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According to naturalism - what the author calls "the established religious philosophy of America" - God has no place in law, science or the schools. Naturalistic thinking believes nature is all there ever was, is and will be. And naturalistic thinking rules the intellectual world, including the public schools, the universities and the elite of the legal profession. But is naturalism itself beyond question? Few among the cultural elite have dared doubt it. Now comes Phillip Johnson, Berkeley law professor and former clerk to the U.S. Supreme Court, set to take on the "intellectual superstitions" of the day. Reason in the Balance is about God, sex education, evolution, abortion, the search for a grand unified theory in physics, what our public schools should teach, the basis of law, the meaning of reason and a few other things that matter. And that's just the long way of saying that after this book, the culture wars may never be the same again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830816101
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
1Is God Unconstitutional?19
2The Established Religious Philosophy of America35
3The Grand Metaphysical Story of Science51
4Is There a Blind Watchmaker?71
5Theistic Naturalism & Theistic Realism89
6Realism & Rationality111
7Natural Law133
8Education155
9The Subtext of Contempt173
10The Beginning of Reason193
Appendix: Naturalism, Methodological & Otherwise205
Research Notes219
Index241

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