The Wisdom of Science: Its Relevance to Culture and Religion / Edition 1

The Wisdom of Science: Its Relevance to Culture and Religion / Edition 1

by Hanbury Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521314488

ISBN-13: 9780521314480

Pub. Date: 11/28/1986

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

We live in a culture which, while largely dependent on science for its material welfare, is largely ignorant of the new ideas and perspectives on which science is based. This book examines the true significance of science and technology for society over the last three hundred years. Professor Hanbury Brown's insight and experience have resulted in a novel approach

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Overview

We live in a culture which, while largely dependent on science for its material welfare, is largely ignorant of the new ideas and perspectives on which science is based. This book examines the true significance of science and technology for society over the last three hundred years. Professor Hanbury Brown's insight and experience have resulted in a novel approach to the discussion of the cultural role of science. After reviewing the history of how science grew to be both useful to, and feared by society, the book traces the same period in the context of new ideas and concepts in scientific research. Later chapters deal with society's current view of science and the need for attitudes to be changed, and then a discussion of the religious dimensions of science. This book aims to clear away some of the popular misconceptions about science and to put in their place a wider and deeper understanding of the nature of science and its value to society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521314480
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Changing the world; 2. Interpreting the world; 3. The cultural dimension of science; 4. The religious dimension of science; Selected bibliography; Index.

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