Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life / Edition 1
  • Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life / Edition 1
  • Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life / Edition 1

Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life / Edition 1

by Mark Vernon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230013414

ISBN-13: 9780230013414

Pub. Date: 01/23/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Have evolution, science and the trappings of the modern world killed off God irrevocably? And what do we lose if we choose not to believe in him? From Newton and Descartes to Darwin and the discovery of the genome, religion has been pushed back further and further while science has gained ground. But what fills the void that religion leaves behind? This book is an…  See more details below

Overview

Have evolution, science and the trappings of the modern world killed off God irrevocably? And what do we lose if we choose not to believe in him? From Newton and Descartes to Darwin and the discovery of the genome, religion has been pushed back further and further while science has gained ground. But what fills the void that religion leaves behind? This book is an attempt to look at these questions and to suggest a third way between the easy consolations of religion and the persuasive force of science that the everyday modern reader can engage with.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230013414
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Socrates' Quest: The Beginning of Wisdom Cosmologists and Darwinists: The Limits of Science Visions of Reality: Science and Wonder Bad Faith: Religion as Certainty Christian Agnosticism: Learned Ignorance Following Socrates: A Philosophical Way of Life How to be an Agnostic Further Reading and References Index

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