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The myth of religious neutrality : an essay on the hidden role of religious belief in theories

Author: Roy A Clouser
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©1991.
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Offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, philosophy and science. The author claims that scientific and philosophical theories cannot help but have religious  Read more...

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Clouser, Roy A., 1937-
Myth of religious neutrality.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)988547753
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy A Clouser
ISBN: 026801390X 9780268013905 0268013993 9780268013998
OCLC Number: 24375107
Description: xii, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: WHAT IS RELIGION? The problem ; A resolution ; Replies to objections ; Some auxiliary definitions --
TYPES OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF. The basis for typing religions ; The pagan type ; The pantheist type ; The biblical type --
WHAT IS A THEORY? Introduction ; What is a theory? ; Abstraction ; Aspects of experience ; Types of theories ; Criteria for judging theories --
THEORIES AND RELIGION : THE ALTERNATIVES. Religious irrationalism ; Religious rationalism ; The radically biblical position ; Religious scholasticism ; The conflict of these alternatives --
THE IDEA OF RELIGIOUS CONTROL. The mistake of fundamentalism ; Presupposition --
THEORIES IN MATHEMATICS. Introduction ; The number-world theory ; The theory of J.S. Mill ; The theory of Russell ; The theory of Dewey ; What difference do such theories make? ; The role of religion in these theories --
THEORIES IN PHYSICS. Some misunderstadings to avoid ; The theory of Mach ; The theory of Einstein ; The theory of Heisenberg ; What difference do such theories make? ; The role of religion in these theories --
THEORIES IN PSYCHOLOGY. Introduction ; The theories of Watson, Thorndike, and Skinner ; The theories of Adler and Fromm ; Human nature --
THE NEED FOR A NEW BEGINNING. Introduction ; Retrospect ; The religious critique of reduction ; A theoretical critique of reduction ; Conclusion --
A BIBLICAL THEORY OF REALITY. The project of biblical theories ; Some guiding principles ; The framework of laws theory ; The natures of things --
A BIBLICAL THEORY OF SOCIETY. Introduction ; Fact versus norm ; Individualism versus collectivism ; Parts and wholes ; Sphere sovereignty --
A BIBLICAL THEORY OF THE STATE. Introduction ; The nature of the state : what it is ; The nature of the state : what it is not ; Postscript.
Responsibility: Roy A. Clouser.
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