Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science

ISBN-10: 0521609933

ISBN-13: 9780521609937

Edition: 2006

Authors: John F. Haught
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Description: Is nature all there is? John Haught examines this question and in doing so addresses a fundamental issue in the dialogue of science with religion. The belief that nature is all there is and that no overall purpose exists in the universe is known broadly as 'naturalism'. Naturalism, in this context, denies the existence of any realities distinct from the natural world and human culture. Since the rise of science in the modern world has had so much influence on naturalism's intellectual acceptance, the author focuses on 'scientific' naturalism and the way in which its defenders are now attempting to put a distance between contemporary thought and humanity's religious traditions. Haught seeks to provide a reasonable, scientifically informed alternative to naturalism. His approach will provide the basis for lively discussion among students, scholars, scientists, theologians and intellectually curious people in general.

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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Is Nature Enough?
Religion
Intelligence
Life
Emergence
Purpose
Seeing
Cosmos
Morality
Suffering
Death
Anticipation
Index
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