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Read online Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives The idea of an inevitable conflict between science and religion was decisively challenged by John Hedley Brooke in his classic Science and Religion Some Historical Perspectives Cambridge Almost two decades on Science and Religion New Historical Perspectives revisits this argument and asks how historians can now impose order on the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science Bringing together leading scholars this volume explores the history and changing meanings of the categories science and religion the role of publishing and education in forging and spreading ideas the connection between knowledge power and intellectual imperialism and the reasons for the confrontation between evolution and creationism among American Christians and in the Islamic world A major contribution to the historiography of science and religion this book makes the most recent scholarship on this much misunderstood debate widely accessible by Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey N. Cantor, Stephen Pumfrey

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Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives
Title:Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives
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Number of Pages:317
Category:History, Religion, Science, Politics, Philosophy, History of science
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Thomas Brown: Selected Philosophical Writings, Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives, Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation, Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction, From Passions to Emotions: The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category, How to Get a First: The Essential Guide to Academic Success, The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain, The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan
Altruism was coined by the French sociologist Auguste Comte in the early s as a theoretical term in his cerebral theory and as the central ideal of his atheistic Religion of Humanity In The Invention of Altruism Thomas Dixon traces this new language of altruism as it spread through British culture between the s and the s and in doing so provides a new portrait of Victorian moral thought br Drawing attention to the importance of Comtean positivism in setting the agenda for debates about science and religion this volume challenges received ideas about both Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer as moral philosophers Darwin saw sympathy and love not only selfishness and competition throughout the natural world Spencer was the instigator of an Anti Aggression League and an advocate of greater altruism in Britain s dealings with the lower races It also sheds light on the rise of popular socialism in the s on the creation of the idealist altruist in novels of the s and on the individualistic philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche Oscar Wilde and G E Moore authors considered by some to be representative of fin de siecle egomania br This wide ranging study in the history of ideas is highly relevant to contemporary debates about altruism evolution religion and ethics br, The idea of an inevitable conflict between science and religion was decisively challenged by John Hedley Brooke in his classic Science and Religion Some Historical Perspectives Cambridge Almost two decades on Science and Religion New Historical Perspectives revisits this argument and asks how historians can now impose order on the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science Bringing together leading scholars this volume explores the history and changing meanings of the categories science and religion the role of publishing and education in forging and spreading ideas the connection between knowledge power and intellectual imperialism and the reasons for the confrontation between evolution and creationism among American Christians and in the Islamic world A major contribution to the historiography of science and religion this book makes the most recent scholarship on this much misunderstood debate widely accessible, Until two centuries ago the emotions did not exist Thomas Dixon reveals in this study how emotions came into being as a distinct psychological category They replaced such concepts as appetites passions sentiments and affections which had preoccupied thinkers as diverse as Augustine Aquinas Hume and Darwin The book is a significant original contribution to the debate which has preoccupied western thinkers across many disciplines in recent decades, No description available