Science and Religion;: Being the Morse Lectures for 1924

By: J. Arthur Thomson

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Stated 1st American Edition. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. DJ is poor with wear and chips but is intact. From private collection, dust cover is in archival mylar. . . . . . . . TOC: CHAPTER I. SCIENCE AND RELIGION -- 1.) The so-called conflict should cease -- 2.) The aims and methods of science -- 3.) Laws of nature -- 4.) Scientific analysis -- 5.) Science in part historical -- 6.) The scientific why -- 7.) In what sense does science explain? -- 8.) The scientific questions -- 9.) Limitations of science -- 10.) Religion -- 11.) The practical pathway to religion -- 12.) The emotional pathway -- 13.) The intellectual pathway -- 14.) Our limitations do not prove the validity of religious solutions -- 15.) No antithesis between scientific description and religious interpretation -- 16.) No idea-tight compartment -- 17.) Form and idea ----------- CHAPTER II. THE UNSEEN UNIVERSE AND THE NATURE OF THINGS -- 1.) Beyond our sense -- 2.) Invisible life -- 3.) Secrets of life -- 4.) Structure of the atom -- 5.) Energy changes in the atom -- 6.) General impressions of matter: homogeneity, intricacy, activity, tenuity -- 7.) Error of supposing that the tenuity of the material makes the spiritual order more accessible -- 8.) The risk of forgetting mind -- 9.) A personal heresy recommended: pan-psychism -- 10.) The spiritual order -- 11.) Religious interpretation of the domain of things -- 12.) The argument summarized ----------- CHAPTER III. THE POWER OF THE WORLD -- 1.) The outlook of primitive man -- 2.) The nature psalmists -- 3.) The modern change of temper -- 4.) The transformation of energy -- 5.) A short-cut to Deity -- 6.) The conservation of energy -- 7.) The origin of energies -- 8.) Atomic energies -- 9.) The quantum theory -- 10.) Relativity -- 11.) The outcome of our survey ----------- CHAPTER IV. THE IMPLICATIONS OF LIFE -- 1.) Emergence of organisms on the earth -- 2.) The criteria of livingness -- 3.) The characteristic qualities of living creatures: victorious insurgence -- 4.) Intricacy -- 5.) Effectiveness -- 6.) Adaptiveness -- 7.) Interlinkage -- 8.) Beauty -- 9.) Evolution -- 10.) The religious interpretation of animate nature ----------- CHAPTER V. PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION -- 1.) Problem to be faced -- 2.) The gradual emergence of the Psyche -- 3.) Integration: nervous, harmonic, and psychical -- 4.) Man's solidarity and apartness -- 5.) The vindication of personality -- 6.) Materialism -- 7.) Epiphenomenalism -- 8.) Biologism -- 9.) The unconscious -- 10.) Origin of Religion -- 11.) The correlates of religion -- 12.) The culture of personality ----------- CHAPTER VI. A CONTRIBUTION TO NATURAL RELIGION -- 1.) Does science contribute to religion? -- 2.) What science discloses: intelligibility, order, continuity -- 3.) Beauty -- 4.) Progress in nature -- 5.) Correspondences in nature to Man's ideal of progress -- 6.) Does nature admit of religious interpretation? -- 7.) John Stuart Mill's arraignment of nature -- 8.) William James's one-sided view of nature -- 9.) Huxley's exaggeration of individualism in nature -- 10.) General conclusion: naturalistic description does not exclude transcendental interpretation -- 11.) The scientific account of nature is essentially congruent with the religious vision.

Title: Science and Religion;: Being the Morse Lectures for 1924

Author Name: J. Arthur Thomson

Categories: Theology,

Edition: First American

Publisher: C. Scribner's Sons: January 1925

ISBN Number: B00085JRI8

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Poor

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