9780198834588-0198834586-Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism (Ian Ramsey Centre Studies in Science and Religion)

Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism (Ian Ramsey Centre Studies in Science and Religion)

ISBN-13: 9780198834588
ISBN-10: 0198834586
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198834588
ISBN-10: 0198834586
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism (Ian Ramsey Centre Studies in Science and Religion) comprising 288 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198834586 and 9780198834588. Since then Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism (Ian Ramsey Centre Studies in Science and Religion) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Can scientific explanation ever make reference to God or the supernatural? The present consensus is no; indeed, a naturalistic stance is usually taken to be a distinguishing feature of modern science. Some would go further still, maintaining that the success of scientific explanation actually provides compelling evidence that there are no supernatural entities, and that true science, from the very beginning, was opposed to religious thinking. Science without God? Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism shows that the history of Western science presents us with a more nuanced picture. Beginning with the naturalists of ancient Greece, and proceeding through the middle ages, the scientific revolution, and into the nineteenth century, the contributors examine past ideas about 'nature' and 'the supernatural'. Ranging over different scientific disciplines and historical periods, they show how past thinkers often relied upon theological ideas and presuppositions in their systematic investigations of the world. In addition to providing material that contributes to a history of 'nature' and naturalism, this collection challenges a number of widely held misconceptions about the history of scientific naturalism.

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