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The Resource Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religion, Stuart A. Kauffman

Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religion, Stuart A. Kauffman

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Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religion
Title
Reinventing the sacred
Title remainder
a new view of science, reason and religion
Statement of responsibility
Stuart A. Kauffman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reinventing the Sacred proposes a new understanding of a natural divinity based on an emerging, scientifically based world view. Complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman does not propose somehow to insert "god" into a cold, lifeless universe. Instead he argues that the qualities of divinity that we hold sacred - creativity, meaning, purposeful action - are in fact properties of the universe that can be investigated scientifically. Along the way, Kauffman offers stunning new ideas in an abundance of fields - from cell biology to economics to the philosophy of mind - as well as the relation of science to religion. To understand the true role of emergence in science we need to rethink everything from how cells manage work to how economies grow."--BOOK JACKET
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Kauffman, Stuart A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Religion and science
  • Reductionism
  • Life sciences
Label
Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religion, Stuart A. Kauffman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-306) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Beyond reductionism.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Reductionism.
  • p. 10
  • 3.
  • physicists rebel.
  • p. 19
  • 4.
  • nonreducibility of biology to physics.
  • p. 31
  • 5.
  • origin of life.
  • p. 44
  • 6.
  • Agency, value, and meaning.
  • p. 72
  • 7.
  • cycle of work.
  • p. 88
  • 8.
  • Order for free.
  • p. 101
  • 9.
  • nonergodic universe.
  • p. 120
  • 10.
  • Breaking the Galilean spell.
  • p. 129
  • 11.
  • evolution of the economy.
  • p. 150
  • 12.
  • Mind.
  • p. 177
  • 13.
  • quantum brain?.
  • p. 197
  • 14.
  • Living into mystery.
  • p. 230
  • 15.
  • two cultures.
  • p. 246
  • 16.
  • Broken bones.
  • p. 255
  • 17.
  • Ethics evolving.
  • p. 259
  • 18.
  • global ethic.
  • p. 273
  • 19.
  • God and reinventing the sacred.
  • p. 281
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 289
  • Notes.
  • p. 291
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 305
  • Index.
  • p. 307
Control code
ocn191023778
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 320 p.
Isbn
9780465003006
Lccn
2007052263
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Reinventing the sacred : a new view of science, reason and religion, Stuart A. Kauffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-306) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Beyond reductionism.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Reductionism.
  • p. 10
  • 3.
  • physicists rebel.
  • p. 19
  • 4.
  • nonreducibility of biology to physics.
  • p. 31
  • 5.
  • origin of life.
  • p. 44
  • 6.
  • Agency, value, and meaning.
  • p. 72
  • 7.
  • cycle of work.
  • p. 88
  • 8.
  • Order for free.
  • p. 101
  • 9.
  • nonergodic universe.
  • p. 120
  • 10.
  • Breaking the Galilean spell.
  • p. 129
  • 11.
  • evolution of the economy.
  • p. 150
  • 12.
  • Mind.
  • p. 177
  • 13.
  • quantum brain?.
  • p. 197
  • 14.
  • Living into mystery.
  • p. 230
  • 15.
  • two cultures.
  • p. 246
  • 16.
  • Broken bones.
  • p. 255
  • 17.
  • Ethics evolving.
  • p. 259
  • 18.
  • global ethic.
  • p. 273
  • 19.
  • God and reinventing the sacred.
  • p. 281
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 289
  • Notes.
  • p. 291
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 305
  • Index.
  • p. 307
Control code
ocn191023778
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 320 p.
Isbn
9780465003006
Lccn
2007052263
Other physical details
ill., map

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