The Resource Beyond science : the wider human context, John Polkinghorne

Beyond science : the wider human context, John Polkinghorne

Label
Beyond science : the wider human context
Title
Beyond science
Title remainder
the wider human context
Statement of responsibility
John Polkinghorne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Science is very successful in discovering the structure and history of the physical world. However, there is more to be told of the encounter with reality, including the nature of scientific inquiry itself, than can be gained from impersonal experience and experimental test alone. Beyond Science considers the human context in which science operates and pursues that wider understanding which we all seek. It looks to issues of meaning and value, intrinsic to scientific practice but excluded from science's consideration by its own self-denying ordinance. The author raises the question of the significance of the deep mathematical intelligibility of the physical world and its anthropically fruitful history. He considers how we may find responsible ways to use the power that science places in human hands. Science is portrayed as an activity of individuals, pursued within a convivial and truth-seeking community." "This book neither overvalues science (as if it were the only worthwhile source of knowledge) nor devalues it (as if it were to be treated with suspicion or not taken seriously). Rather, Beyond Science provides a considered and balanced account that firmly asserts science's place in human culture, maintained in mutually illuminating relationships with other aspects of that culture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polkinghorne, J. C.
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.P834 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Kultur
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
  • Soziale Situation
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
  • Kultur
  • Soziale Situation
  • Science
Label
Beyond science : the wider human context, John Polkinghorne
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Is science enough? -- 2. Understanding the physical world -- 3. Working together -- 4. Memoirs of the great -- 4. What happened to the human mind? -- 6. What does it mean? -- 7. Ultimate questions -- 8. Is, ought and wonder -- 9. Responsible behaviour
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 131 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009770
Label
Beyond science : the wider human context, John Polkinghorne
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Is science enough? -- 2. Understanding the physical world -- 3. Working together -- 4. Memoirs of the great -- 4. What happened to the human mind? -- 6. What does it mean? -- 7. Ultimate questions -- 8. Is, ought and wonder -- 9. Responsible behaviour
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 131 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009770

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