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Practical Mystic: Religion, Science, and A. S. Eddington

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November 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Uses the figure of A S Eddington (1882-1944) - a pioneer in astrophysics, relativity, and the popularization of science, and a devout Quaker - to show how religious and scientific values can interact without compromising the integrity of either. This book questions many common assumptions about the relationship between science and spirituality.

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Matthew Stanley is assistant professor of history at Iowa State University and a Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, in Princeton, New Jersey.

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"Although Eddington's work has often been noted by scholars dealing with the relationship between science and religion, no one has attempted an analysis of his thought at anything like the level of detail now provided by Matthew Stanley. Practical Mystic throws much extra light on Eddington himself and will serve as a model for what this kind of detailed study can do to help us understand how technical science can actually be influenced by the individual scientist's position on wider issues." - Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University Belfast"
EAN: 9780226770970
ISBN: 0226770974
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2007
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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