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Beyond Science Canto

John C Polkinghorne
Beyond Science Canto

Beyond Science Canto

John C Polkinghorne

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John Polkinghorne has had a distinguished career as a particle physicist and as an author of books exploring themes in science and religion. In Beyond Science Polkinghorne examines the nature of scientific inquiry itself and the human context in which science operates. The book looks to issues of meaning and value, such as scientific competition and subjectivity, as well as more practical aspects of the discipline as the conference circuit and the nurturing of new research. Throughout, Polkinghorne offers an accessible and personal view of science and its relationship to the human spirit.

- Publisher Science has been very successful at discovering the structure and history of the physical world. However, there is more to be told of scientific fact that can be gained from impersonal experimental tests. This balanced account, written from the perspective of a physicist and a minister, goes beyond science to consider the human context in which it operates and to pursue a wider understanding of ourselves and our world.

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About "Beyond Science Canto"

John Polkinghorne has had a distinguished career as a particle physicist and as an author of books exploring themes in science and religion. In Beyond Science Polkinghorne examines the nature of scientific inquiry itself and the human context in which science operates. The book looks to issues of meaning and value, such as scientific competition and subjectivity, as well as more practical aspects of the discipline as the conference circuit and the nurturing of new research. Throughout, Polkinghorne offers an accessible and personal view of science and its relationship to the human spirit.
- Publisher

Science has been very successful at discovering the structure and history of the physical world. However, there is more to be told of scientific fact that can be gained from impersonal experimental tests. This balanced account, written from the perspective of a physicist and a minister, goes beyond science to consider the human context in which it operates and to pursue a wider understanding of ourselves and our world.
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Meet the Author

John C Polkinghorne

Sir John C. Polkinghorne (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an Anglican minister, past president of Queens' College, Cambridge University, and former professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge. Polkinghorne resigned his chair in physics to study for the Anglican priesthood. After completing his theological studies and serving at parishes, he returned to Cambridge. In 1997, Dr. Polkinghorne was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for distinguished service to science, religion, learning, and medical ethics. He was the recipient of the 2002 Templeton Prize for One Million $US

He lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom and is the author of over books, translated into 18 languages; 26 concern science and religion, often for a popular audience.

The Way the World is : The Christian Perspective of a Scientist (1984 - revised 1992); Science and Creation (SPCK/New Science Library, 1989; Templeton Foundation Press, 2006); Science and Providence (SPCK/New Science Library, 1989; Templeton Foundation Press, 2006); Reason and Reality: Relationship Between Science and Theology (SPCK/Trinity Press International 1991); Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion (SPCK 2005); From Physicist to Priest, an Autobiography (SPCK 2007)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Is Science Enough?
  • 2. Understanding The Physical World
  • 3. Working Together
  • 4. Memoirs Of The Great
  • 5. What Happened To The Human Mind?
  • 6. What Does It Mean?
  • 7. Ultimate Questions
  • 8. Is, Ought And Wonder
  • 9. Responsible Behaviour
  • Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 139664
  • Product Code 0521625084
  • EAN 9780521625081
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Sep 1998
  • Dimensions 216 x 141 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.185kg

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