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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 at issues of meaning and value, such as scientific competition and subjectivity, as well as more practical aspects of the discipline such as the conference circuit and the nurturing of new research.Read more
- Polkinghorne an internationally known scientist and speaker
- Offers a personal and accessible view of complex but important issues on science and morality
- Focuses on key questions of today: science and morality, animal rights, etc.
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"Polkinghorne's literate sense of wonder at the magical richness of things shines out on every page..." Nature
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- Date Published: October 1998
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521625081
- length: 144 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
- weight: 0.19kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
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
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