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A Chaos of Delight

Geoffrey P Dobson

A Chaos of Delight

Geoffrey P Dobson

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A Chaos of Delight is a comprehensive tour guide into the succession of ways humans have constructed order and meaning about the world, and their place in it. The journey examines how different cultures, from the early Sumerians, Egyptians and Greeks to present-day western society, have looked at the same phenomena and devised totally different worldviews, ranging from deep mythopoeic supernatural reflections to purely physical ones. What emerges from this exploration is that the most certain thing about human knowledge in general, and western science in particular, is its uncertainty. Importantly, this does not do away with religion, but emphasizes from a cross-cultural perspective that one's religious views are framed by articles of faith derived from history, and that within it's highly prescribed boundaries, there exists a system that is just as dynamic as modern science. Disunity between religion and science has occurred at different points in history especially when natural scie

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About "A Chaos of Delight"

A Chaos of Delight is a comprehensive tour guide into the succession of ways humans have constructed order and meaning about the world, and their place in it. The journey examines how different cultures, from the early Sumerians, Egyptians and Greeks to present-day western society, have looked at the same phenomena and devised totally different worldviews, ranging from deep mythopoeic supernatural reflections to purely physical ones. What emerges from this exploration is that the most certain thing about human knowledge in general, and western science in particular, is its uncertainty. Importantly, this does not do away with religion, but emphasizes from a cross-cultural perspective that one's religious views are framed by articles of faith derived from history, and that within it's highly prescribed boundaries, there exists a system that is just as dynamic as modern science. Disunity between religion and science has occurred at different points in history especially when natural scie
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface; Chapter 1 Science, Religion And Myth: Making Sense Of The World; Chapter 2 The Sumerians: Life Among The Gods; Chapter 3 Ancient Egyptians: Optimism And Opportunity; Chapter 4 The Presocratics: From Myth To Reason; Chapter 5 Classical Greece: Different Roads To Truth; Chapter 6 Early Christianity: Historical Road To God; Chapter 7 Medieval Christendom: Faith And Reason; Chapter 8 Triumphant Rise Of Western Science; Chapter 9 The Big Bang: Starlight To Superstrings; Chapter 10 Origins Of Life: Molecules To Machines; Chapter 11 Humankind's Evolutionary Origins And Emergence Of Mind; Chapter 12 Tradition At The Crossroads: Seeking Harmony In Diversity

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 226292
  • Product Code 1845530195
  • EAN 9781845530198
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Aug 2005
  • Dimensions 236 x 159 x 26 mm
  • Weight 0.726kg

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