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Science in theistic contexts : cognitive dimensions

Author: John Hedley Brooke; Margaret J Osler; Jitse M van der Meer
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Series: Osiris (Bruges, Belgium), 2nd ser., v. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As contemporary historiography shows, religious ideas -- Christian, Judaic, and Islamic -- motivate much modern scientific effort. This volume explores the question of whether these ideas have shaped the actual content of scientific theories. Reflecting recent scholarship, this collection uncovers the theological facets of modern astronomy in the works of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, the retention of teleology in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hedley Brooke; Margaret J Osler; Jitse M van der Meer
ISBN: 0226075648 9780226075648 0226075656 9780226075655
OCLC Number: 47929234
Description: xii, 376 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 26 cm.
Contents: Religious belief and the content of the sciences / J.H. Brooke --
Religious beliefs, metaphysical beliefs, and historiography of science / S.J. Wykstra --
Freeing astronomy from philosophy: an aspect of Islamic influence on science / F.J. Ragep --
Astronomical exegesis: an early modern Jewish interpretation of the heavens / N.J. Efron and M. Fisch --
Theological foundations of Kepler's astronomy / P. Barker and B.R. Goldstein --
Science, religion, and the historiography of the Galileo affair: on the undesirability of oversimplification / M.A. Finocchiaro --
Divine artifice and natural mechanism: Robert Boyle's mechanical philosophy of nature / M.G. Cook --
Whose ends? Teleology in early modern natural philosophy / M.J. Osler --
"God of gods and Lord of lords": the theology of Isaac Newton's General Scholium to the Principia / S.D. Snobelen --
Astronomy and religion (1780-1915): four case studies involving ideas of extraterrestrial life / M.J. Crowe --
Science in theistic contexts: a case study of Alfred Russel Wallace on human evolution / M. Fichman --
"The Sense of sublimity": Darwin on nature and divinity / P.R. Sloan --
Natural selection, teleology, and the logos: from Darwin to the Oxford neo-Darwinists, 1859-1909 / R. England --
The psychology of the emotions in Britain and America in the nineteenth century: the role of religious and antireligious commitments / T. Dixon --
Quaker responses to Darwin / G. Cantor --
Victorian sciences and religions: discordant harmonies / B. Lightman.
Series Title: Osiris (Bruges, Belgium), 2nd ser., v. 16.
Responsibility: edited by John Hedley Brooke, Margaret J. Osler, and Jitse M. van der Meer.

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This volume explores the question of whether religious ideas have shaped the content of scientific theories. The collection uncovers the theological facets of astronomy in the works of Galileo,  Read more...

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