Religion and Scientific Naturalism (SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought): Overcoming the Conflicts / Edition 1

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Overview

Articulates a metaphysical position capable of rendering both science and religious experience simultaneously and mutually intelligible.
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James B. Miller
I find Griffin's novel analysis of the de facto conflict between science and religion in the contemporary West and his proposal for resolving this conflict both provocative and suggestive. The book's combination of historical and philosophical analysis represents an especially helpful multidisciplinary perspective for understanding the cultural and intellectual issues which it seeks to address.
—(James B. Miller, Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
John F. Haught
"Religion and Scientific Naturalism argues with considerable sophistication that the source of apparent conflicts lies neither with religion nor science, but with the conceptual or philosophical frameworks within which religious experience and scientific discovery are often interpreted. No book that I know of has struck so directly at the roots of the dispute nor provided such a polished, thorough, and well-argued synthesis of religious and theological insight on the issues in science and religion. In my opinion, this is Griffin's best work so far. One of its major strengths is the chapter on creation and evolution, which provides an extremely nuanced and sorely needed discussion for the various meanings of 'neo-Darwinism' and 'evolutionism.'
—(John F. Haught, author of God after Darwin)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791445648
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought

Preface

Part I
Science, Religion, and Naturalism

1
Science, Religion, and Worldview

2
The Modern Conflict Between Religion and Scientific Naturalism

3
Harmonizing Science and Religion: Three Alternative Approaches

4
Whitehead's Scientific and Religious Naturalism

5
Religion and the Rise of the Modern Scientific Worldview

Part II
Harmonizing Science and Religion Within Whiteheadian Naturalism

6
Science, Naturalism, and the Mind-Body Problem

7
Parapsychology, Science, and Religion

8
Creation and Evolution

9
Epilogue

References

Note on Supporting Center

Index

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