It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion


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ISBN-13: 9780198808282
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 588,093
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford, UK,Hans Halvorson, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, USA,Andrew Steane, University Lecturer and Fellow, Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK

Andrew Briggs was elected in 2002 as the first holder of the newly created Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. After studying physics at Oxford he gained a PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, he then studied for a degree in Theology at Cambridge, winning the Chase Prize for Greek, before returning to Oxford in 1980 to pursue an academic career in science. His research interests focus on nanomaterials for quantum technologies and their incorporation into practical devices.

Hans Halvorson is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He has written extensively on philosophical issues in physics and the other sciences, on mathematical logic, and on the relationship between science and religion. He received the Mellon New Directions in the Humanities Fellowship (2008), the Cushing Memorial Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics (2004), Best Article of the Year by a Recent Ph.D. (Philosophy of Science Association, 2001), and Ten Best Philosophy Articles of the Year (The Philosopher's Annual, both 2001 and 2002).

Andrew Steane is a Physics Professor at Oxford University. His research is in fundamental physics. This includes experimental laser cooling and manipulation of atoms, quantum information theory and computing, and some aspects of relativity and thermal physics. From 1995-1999 he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow, based at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow by Special Election of St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1996-1999). In 1999 he became a University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Physics of Exeter College, Oxford. He was awarded the Maxwell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2000 for the discovery of quantum error correction. He has written two textbooks and two books for a wider readership.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: three themes
2. What is this book: re-orientation
3. Religion, history and philosophy
4. How is science to be carried forward?
5. What does it mean to be me?
6. Two Tabors
7. The deeply subtle nature of physically existing things
8. Issues arising from quantum physics
9. General relativity, language and learning
10. On the way
11. The argument from design
12. Biological evolution
13. The struggle is nothing new
14. Miracles and how God works
15. You can't live a divided life
16. A dialogue about naturalism
17. Learning from the Bible
18. Conclusion

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