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Science as Salvation By Mary Midgley

Science as Salvation
by Mary Midgley

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Midgley notes how science has developed high spiritual ambitions. From prophetic physicists have come speculations that go beyond the claims of any religion.
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Science as Salvation: A Modern Myth and its Meaning by Mary Midgley

What is the role of scientists in society? What should we think when they talk about more than just science? Mary Midgley discusses the high spiritual ambitions which tend to gather around the notion of science.

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Science as Salvation Reviews


"Mary Midgley is a philosopher with what many have come to admire, and many have come to fear, as one of the sharpest critical pens in the West . . . Her method is critical analysis; she chooses a number of key texts, mainly written by scientists themselves, and deftly punctures their more dramatic claims."
-"Times Literary Supplement
"Midgley is a witty, sometimes brilliant writer and this is not an easy book to sum up. "Science as Salvation is a cut above most attempts to offer a serious critique of science because it does so with precision and attention. No member of the public reading this book could fail to have his or her ideas about science and life's meaning altered."
-"New Scientist
"Her book is a learned, deep and witty critique of the pretensions of scientists who extrapolate larger visions of the cosmos and of the place of humans in it."
-"Christian Century
"This book is a welcome, funny, robustand acute assault on some of the drivel that has lately been filling bookshops under the heading Popular Science'."
-"The Times
"There is a great deal of careful and insightful craftsmanship in "Science and Salvation for any interested in science and religion or their interaction to like, hate, debate with, or build upon.."
-"Bookends, Shaun C. Henson.

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GOR004400379
Science as Salvation: A Modern Myth and its Meaning by Mary Midgley
Mary Midgley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1994-03-31
252
0415107733
9780415107730
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