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Philosophy, Science and Religion for Everyone

English · Hardback

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Table of Contents
Introduction (Mark Harris & Duncan Pritchard)
1. How Do Scientific Claims Relate to the Truth? (Duncan Pritchard & S. Orestis Palermos)
2. Faith and Physics: Can They Be Reconciled? (Mark Harris)
3. Creationism and Evolutionary Biology—Science or Pseudo-Science? (Mark Harris & David De Pomerai)
4. Is Evolution Compatible with Design? (Alasdair Richmond)
5. Is There a Fundamental Tension Between Faith and Rationality? (Duncan Pritchard)
6. Is God Hidden, Or Does God Simply Not Exist? (Ian Church)
7. Does Contemporary Neuroscience Debunk Religious Belief? (Sarah Lane Ritchie)
8. Are Theism and Atheism Totally Opposed? Can They Learn From Each Other? (J. Adam Carter)
9. Is Fundamentalism Just a Problem For Religious People? (Emma Gordon)
10. Why Should Anyone Care About the Science-and-Religion Debate? (Michael Fuller)
11. What Provides a Better Explanation For the Origin of the Universe—Science or Religion? (David Fergusson & Katherine Snow)
12. Do Logic and Religion Mix? (James Collin)
13. Does Science Show that we Lack Free Will? (Till Vierkant)
14. What Are the Ethical Implications of the Science-and-Religion Debate? (Jeremy Kidwell)

About the author

Mark Harris, Duncan Pritchard, James Collin, David de Pomerai, Michael Fuller, David Fergusson, Emma Gordon, Sarah Lane Ritchie, S. Orestis Palermos, Alasdair Richmond, Katherine Snow and Till Vierkant all teach and research in Philosophy, Science, and Religion at the University of Edinburgh, UK. J. Adam Carter teaches Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, UK, and Ian Church teaches Philosophy at Hillsdale College, USA, while Jeremy Kidwell teaches theological ethics at the University of Birmingham, UK.


Philosophy, Religion and Science for Everyone brings together these great truth-seeking disciplines, and seeks to understand the ways in which they challenge and inform each other. Key topics and their areas of focus include: foundational issues, faith and rationality, faith and science and practical implications.

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"The chapters in this exciting book cover an impressive range of issues in the science and religion field in ways that are both very informative and encouragingly readable."
Revd Professor Michael J Reiss, ISSR President, University College London, UK
"This book asks all the right questions, and at a level accessible to the entry-level undergraduate, though also stretching the student into helpful areas of cutting-edge debate. It is well-introduced, and features usefully graded bibliographies and glossaries. I expect to use it extensively in my own teaching."
Christopher Southgate, Associate Professor in Interdisciplinary Theology, University of Exeter, UK
"This notable volume provides a much-needed philosophical perspective on the academic study of science and religion. The authors pack a great deal into this concise and accessible book, which includes useful annotated bibliographies, for students approaching the topic for the first time".
The Revd Dr Andrew Davison, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Science, University of Cambridge, UK.

Product details

Authors Mark Harris, Mark (University of Edinburgh Harris, Duncan Pritchard, Duncan (University of California Pritchard, Duncan (University of Edinburgh Pritchard, Duncan Harris Pritchard
Assisted by J. Adam Carter (Editor), Ian Church (Editor), James Collin (Editor), David De Pomerai (Editor), David Fergusson (Editor), Michael Fuller (Editor), Emma Gordon (Editor), Mark Harris (Editor), Jeremy Kidwell (Editor), S. Orestis Palermos (Editor), Duncan Pritchard (Editor), Alasdair Richmond (Editor), Sarah Lane Ritchie (Editor), Katherine Snow (Editor), Till Vierkant (Editor)
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.07.2017
EAN 9781138234154
ISBN 978-1-138-23415-4
No. of pages 180
Subject Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Natural sciences (general)

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