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Religious Explanation and Scientific Ideology

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Can one rationally cite the existence of God or other religious entities in explaning matters of fact? Religious ideologies and scientific explanations are familiar to many of us, but could there be enough epistemic power in religion to justify interesting explanations, and enough ideology in science to cause common belief to the contrary? In arguing that there is, the author points out some legitimate differences in the cognitive value structures typical of religion as opposed to science - differences effectively broadening the requirements on explanations imposed by rationality alone, beyond what is scientifically recognized. This book endeavours to bring religious and scientific people back to the bargaining table, showing where there is room for the members of each culture to grant valid points of the opposition without compromising their own basic values or integrity.


The Author: Having earned a B.S. in mathematics at Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Hobbs has gone on to explore the interface between religion and science in general, focusing particular attention on philosophical implications of chaos theory. His articles appear in the 'Journal of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science' and 'British Journal for the Philosophy of Science'. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Philosophy of Religion, and currently teaches logic at The University of Mississippi.

quot;This book mounts a vigorous challenge to the scientism that is one of the dominant illusions of our age. It argues with considerable ingenuity that some of the cognitive values of science are parochial rather than universal. It also builds an impressive case for the view that religious explanations can in some circumstances be rationally acceptable. In my opinion, these arguments deserve careful consideration by all those who are interested in the relations between scientific and religious systems of belief." (Philip L. Quinn, O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame)


Titel: Religious Explanation and Scientific Ideology
EAN: 9780820421971
ISBN: 978-0-8204-2197-1
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 234
Jahr: 1994
Auflage: Neuausg.



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