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Science and Humanity: A Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion

Andrew Steane


This volume offers an in-depth presentation of the structure of science and the nature of the physical world, with a view to showing how it complements and does not replace other types of human activity, such as the arts and humanities, spirituality and religion. The aim is to better inform scientists, science educators, and the general public. Many think that science can and does establish that the natural world is a vast machine, and this is the whole truth of ourselves and our environment. This is wrong. In fact, scientific models employ a rich network of interconnecting concepts, and the o ... More

Keywords: science and religion, symmetry principles, Darwinian evolution, fundamental physics, structure of science, values and meaning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198824589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198824589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Steane, author
Full Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK