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Religion and the Rise of Modern Science - R Hooykaas

Religion and the Rise of Modern Science

Paperback Published: 1st October 2000
ISBN: 9781573830188
Number Of Pages: 180

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At a time when religion and science are seen by many to be antagonists locked in a battle to the death, Professor Hooykaas offers a startling proposition: modern science, he suggests, is in good part a product of the Judeo-Christian influence on western thought.

Introductionp. xi
God and Naturep. 1
The Greek Viewp. 1
The Pre-Socraticsp. 1
Platop. 3
Aristotlep. 5
The Stoicsp. 6
Galenp. 6
The Middle Agesp. 7
The Biblical Viewp. 7
Father, Maker and Creator of the Worldp. 9
The Mechanistic World Picturep. 13
The Mechanist's Critique of the Organismic World Viewp. 16
Bassop. 16
Boylep. 17
The Radical Critique of Naturalismp. 19
Malebranchep. 20
Berkeleyp. 22
Retrospectp. 25
Reason and Experiencep. 29
Rationalism and Empiricism in Antiquity and the Middle Agesp. 29
Rationalism and Empiricismp. 29
The Rationalism of the Greek Philosophersp. 30
Scholastic Rationalism and its Mediaeval Criticsp. 31
Nominalist Empiricismp. 32
Empiricism and Rationalism in the Beginning of the Seventeenth Centuryp. 35
Mathematical Empiricism of Galileo and Keplerp. 35
Natural-Historical Empiricismp. 36
Francis Bacon's Natural-Historical Empiricismp. 39
Cartesianismp. 41
Descartes' Theological Voluntarismp. 41
Descartes' Rationalism in Sciencep. 42
Empiricist Opposition to Descartesp. 44
Pascalp. 44
Boylep. 46
Newtonp. 49
Retrospectp. 51
Nature and Artp. 54
The Contrast between Art and Naturep. 54
Techne incapable of equalling Physisp. 54
The Illegitimacy of competing with Naturep. 56
The Influence of the Separation of Art and Nature on Mechanics and Chemistryp. 56
Paracelsusp. 59
Art surpassing Naturep. 60
The Abolition of the Contrast between Art and Naturep. 61
The Transition from the Organistic to the Mechanistic World Picturep. 61
Bacon's Advocacy of the Power of Artp. 62
The Artificial Synthesis of Natural Compoundsp. 65
Mechanism and Technologyp. 66
The Dominion of Man over Naturep. 67
The Religious Vindication of the Right and the Duty to dominate Naturep. 67
Scientific Research as a Duty of Charityp. 69
Romantic Disapproval of Francis Baconp. 72
The Rise of Experimental Sciencep. 75
The Evaluation of Manual Work and Experimentation in Antiquityp. 76
Manual Trades in Antiquityp. 76
Applied Science in Antiquityp. 78
The Engineers in Antiquityp. 80
Experimentation in Antiquityp. 82
The Judaeo-Christian Evaluation of Manual Workp. 83
Manual Trades in the Biblep. 83
Manual Trades and Experimentation in the Christian Worldp. 85
The Co-operation of Head and Hand in Early Modern Sciencep. 88
Mechanical and Liberal Arts in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 88
The Religious Sanction of Manual and Experimental Workp. 92
The Puritan Attitude to Experimental Sciencep. 94
Science and the Reformationp. 98
The Influence of the Reformation on Sciencep. 98
The Protestants' Share in Scientific Researchp. 98
Intramundame Asceticism and Scientific Activityp. 101
'To the Glory of God'p. 105
Predestination and Determinismp. 107
The General Priesthood of Believersp. 109
Science and Biblical Exegesisp. 114
The Bible as a Source for Sciencep. 114
Calvin on Science and Scripturep. 117
Influence of Calvin's Accommodation Theoryp. 122
Galileo on Scripture and the Motion of the Earthp. 124
John Wilkins on Bible and Sciencep. 126
Copernicanism and anti-Copernicanism amongst the Reformedp. 130
Puritanism and Sciencep. 135
The Character of Puritanismp. 135
Puritan Baconianismp. 139
An 'Age of Light'p. 141
Enthusiasm and Learningp. 144
Epiloguep. 161
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ISBN: 9781573830188
ISBN-10: 1573830186
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: Regent College Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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