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Stages of thought : the co-evolution of religious thought and science

Author: Michael Horace Barnes
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
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In Stages of Thought, Michael Barnes examines a pattern of cognitive development that has evolved over thousands of years--a pattern manifest in both science and religion. He describes how the major world cultures built upon our natural human language skills to add literacy, logic, and, now, a highly critical self-awareness. In tracing the histories of both scientific and religious thought, Barnes shows why we think  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barnes, Michael Horace.
Stages of thought.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99023759
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Horace Barnes
ISBN: 9780195350838 0195350839 1280834145 9781280834141
OCLC Number: 428818219
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 334 pages)
Contents: Culture and cognition --
Addressing the critics --
Cognitive styles in primitive cultures --
Archaic thought, preliterate and literate --
The Axial Age and the classical style of thought --
Philosophy, religion, and science in Western antiquity --
The decline and recovery of classical rationality in the West --
Early modern models of reality in science and religion --
The method of modern empirical science --
Religious responses to modern science.
Responsibility: Michael Horace Barnes.
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This work approaches the question of the relationship of religious to scientific thought. The author argues that they evolved together and are therefore complementary and maintains that cultural  Read more...


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backed up with a plethora of notes, and the whole is extremely well-referenced ... An erudite and thought-provoking read, it will particularly appeal to those involved in the study of religion, Read more...

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