The Spirit of Science: From Experiment to Experienceby David Lorimer
In this collection,
The huge technical successes of modern science have obscured a deeper understanding of its place in human knowledge and in our value systems. For many, science belongs in a separate "compartment" from normal human experience, confined to the world of the laboratory. This can give rise to a dark, impersonal and inhuman image of science.
In this collection, distinguished scientists and thinkers from a wide range of disciplines examine the relationship of scientific knowledge and practice to a wider dimension of human life and awareness. For some this appears as a dialogue between science and spirituality, for others an investigation into consciousness and the intelligent heart of the cosmos. Whether in physics, cosmology, or biology, these essays explore the very nature of knowledge itself and the continuing role of human creativity, emphasizing the need for crossing disciplinary boundaries in our search for understanding.
The contributions are based on papers given over twenty years at the annual Mystics and Scientists conferences in England. This collection brings together some of the most remarkable and far-seeing thinkers of our time.
Includes essays by Fritjof Capra, David Bohm, Matthew Fox, Paul Davies, Joscelyn Godwin, Brian Goodwin, Rupert Sheldrake, Anne Baring, Larry Dossey, Bede Griffiths, and others.
- Continuum International Publishing Group
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