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The fall of man and the foundations of science

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Peter Harrison provides an account of the religious foundations of scientific knowledge. He shows how the approaches to the study of nature that emerged in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were directly informed by theological discussions about the Fall of Man and the extent to which the mind and the senses had been damaged by that primeval event. Scientific methods, he suggests, were originally devised as techniques for ameliorating the cognitive damage wrought by human sin. At its inception, modern science was conceptualised as a means of recapturing the knowledge of nature that Adam had once possessed. Contrary to a widespread view that sees science emerging in conflict with religion, Harrison argues that theological considerations were of vital importance in the framing of the scientific method. Overall in good condition, some slight rubbing to the corners.

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Author(s):
Harrison, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 by 23
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521117291
ISBN-13:
9780521117296
Number of pages:
300
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The fall of man and the foundations of science

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Peter Harrison provides an account of the religious foundations of scientific knowledge. He shows how the approaches to the study of nature that emerged in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were directly informed by theological discussions about the Fall of Man and the extent to which the mind and the senses had been damaged by that primeval event. Scientific methods, he suggests, were originally devised as techniques for ameliorating the cognitive damage wrought by human sin. At its inception, modern science was conceptualised as a means of recapturing the knowledge of nature that Adam had once possessed. Contrary to a widespread view that sees science emerging in conflict with religion, Harrison argues that theological considerations were of vital importance in the framing of the scientific method. Overall in good condition, some slight rubbing to the corners.

Author(s):
Harrison, Peter
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 by 23
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521117291
ISBN-13:
9780521117296
Number of pages:
300
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The fall of man and the foundations of science

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