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Read online Religion and Science.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Religion and Science In this timely work Russell philosopher agnostic mathematician and renowned peace advocate offers a brief yet insightful study of the conflicts between science and traditional religion during the last four centuries Examining accounts in which scientific advances clashed with Christian doctrine or biblical interpretations of the day from Galileo and the Copernican Revolution to the medical breakthroughs of anesthesia and inoculation Russell points to the constant upheaval and reevaluation of our systems of belief throughout history In turn he identifies where similar debates between modern science and the Church still exist today This classic is sure to interest all readers of philosophy and religion as well as those interested in Russell s thought and writings by Bertrand Russell, Michael Ruse

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Religion and Science
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What I Believe, Unpopular Essays, In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, A History of Western Philosophy, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects, The Problems of Philosophy, The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Religion and Science, The Conquest of Happiness
Dedicated as few men have been to the life of reason Bertrand Russell has always been concerned with the basic questions to which religion also addresses itself questions about man s place in the universe and the nature of the good life questions that involve life after death morality freedom education and sexual ethics He brings to his treatment of these questions the same courage scrupulous logic and lofty wisdom for which his other work as philosopher writer and teacher has been famous These qualities make the essays included in this book perhaps the most graceful and moving presentation of the freethinker s position since the days of Hume and Voltaire p I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue Russell declares in his Preface and his reasoned opposition to any system or dogma which he feels may shackle man s mind runs through all the essays in this book whether they were written as early as or as late as p p The book has been edited with Lord Russell s full approval and cooperation by Professor Paul Edwards of the Philosophy Department of New York University In an Appendix Professor Edwards contributes a full account of the highly controversial Bertrand Russell Case of in which Russell was judicially declared unfit to teach philosophy at the College of the City of New York p p Whether the reader shares or rejects Bertrand Russell s views he will find this book an invigorating challenge to set notions a masterly statement of a philosophical position and a pure joy to read p, A lively and still one of the best introductions to philosophy this book pays off both a closer reading for students and specialists and a casual reading for the general public, Since its first publication in Lord Russell s i A History of Western Philosophy i has been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one volume work on the subject unparalleled in its comprehensiveness its clarity its erudition its grace and wit In seventy six chapters he traces philosophy from the rise of Greek civilization to the emergence of logical analysis in the twentieth century Among the philosophers considered are Pythagoras Heraclitus Parmenides Empedocles Anaxagoras the Atomists Protagoras Socrates Plato Aristotle the Cynics the Sceptics the Epicureans the Stoics Plotinus Ambrose Jerome Augustine Benedict Gregory the Great John the Scot Aquinas Duns Scotus William of Occam Machiavelli Erasmus More Bacon Hobbes Descartes Spinoza Leibniz Locke Berkeley Hume Rousseau Kant Hegel Schopenhauer Nietzsche the Utilitarians Marx Bergson James Dewey and lastly the philosophers with whom Lord Russell himself is most closely associated Cantor Frege and Whitehead co author with Russell of the monumental i Principia Mathematica i, In this timely work Russell philosopher agnostic mathematician and renowned peace advocate offers a brief yet insightful study of the conflicts between science and traditional religion during the last four centuries Examining accounts in which scientific advances clashed with Christian doctrine or biblical interpretations of the day from Galileo and the Copernican Revolution to the medical breakthroughs of anesthesia and inoculation Russell points to the constant upheaval and reevaluation of our systems of belief throughout history In turn he identifies where similar debates between modern science and the Church still exist today This classic is sure to interest all readers of philosophy and religion as well as those interested in Russell s thought and writings