Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?

Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?

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by Daniel C. Dennett, Alvin Plantinga
     
 

One of today's most controversial and heated issues is whether or not the conflict between science and religion can be reconciled. In Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?, renowned philosophers Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga expand upon the arguments that they presented in an exciting live debate held at the 2009 American Philosophical Association

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One of today's most controversial and heated issues is whether or not the conflict between science and religion can be reconciled. In Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?, renowned philosophers Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga expand upon the arguments that they presented in an exciting live debate held at the 2009 American Philosophical Association Central Division conference.

An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? opens with Plantinga's assertion that Christianity is compatible with evolutionary theory because Christians believe that God created the living world, and it is entirely possible that God did so by using a process of evolution. Dennett vigorously rejects this argument, provoking a reply from Plantinga, another response from Dennett, and final statements from both sides. As philosophers, the authors possess expert skills in critical analysis; their arguments provide a model of dialogue between those who strongly disagree. Ideal for courses in philosophy of religion, science and religion, and philosophy of science, Science and Religion is also captivating reading for general readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199738427
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Series:
POINT/COUNTER Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
511,578
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword James P. Sterba vii

Chapter 1 Science and Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies Alvin Plantinga 1

Chapter 2 Truths that Miss their Mark: Naturalism Unscathed Daniel C. Dennett 25

Chapter 3 Superman vs. God? Alvin Plantinga 39

Chapter 4 Habits of Imagination and their Effect on Incredulity: Reply to Plantinga (Essay 2) Daniel C. Dennett 45

Chapter 5 Naturalism Against Science Alvin Plantinga 57

Chapter 6 No Miracles Needed Daniel C. Dennett 73

Index 79

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