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Beyond Science: The Wider Human Context

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Publisher Comments:

John Polkinghorne has had a distinguished career as a particle physicist and as an author of books exploring themes in science and religion. In Beyond Science Polkinghorne examines the nature of scientific inquiry itself and the human context in which science operates. The book looks at issues of meaning and value, such as scientific competition and subjectivity, as well as more practical aspects of the discipline such as the conference circuit and the nurturing of new research.

Synopsis:

Science has been very successful at discovering the structure and history of the physical world. However, there is more to be told of scientific fact that can be gained from impersonal experimental tests. This balanced account, written from the perspective of a physicist and a minister, goes beyond science to consider the human context in which it operates and to pursue a wider understanding of ourselves and our world.

Synopsis:

John Polkinghorne examines the nature of scientific inquiry itself and the human context in which science operates.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Is science enough?; 2. Understanding the physical world; 3. Working together; 4. Memoirs of the great; 5. What happened to the human mind?; 6. What does it mean?; 7. Ultimate questions; 8. Is, ought and wonder; 9. Responsible behaviour; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521625081
Author:
Polkinghorne, John C.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Polkinghorne, J. C.
Author:
Joh
Author:
Polinghorne, John
Author:
n Polkinghorne
Author:
Polkinghorne, John
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Science -- Social aspects.
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
General science
Edition Number:
Canto ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto original series
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-442
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.54x5.58x.38 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Science has been very successful at discovering the structure and history of the physical world. However, there is more to be told of scientific fact that can be gained from impersonal experimental tests. This balanced account, written from the perspective of a physicist and a minister, goes beyond science to consider the human context in which it operates and to pursue a wider understanding of ourselves and our world.
"Synopsis" by , John Polkinghorne examines the nature of scientific inquiry itself and the human context in which science operates.
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