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Science and Religion: 5 Questions

Editor: Gregg D. Caruso (www.greggcaruso.com)
ISBN-10: 8792130518
ISBN-13: 978-8792130518
To Purchase: Amazon US

Description

Are science and religion compatible when it comes to understanding cosmology (the origin of the universe), biology (the origin of life and of the human species), ethics, and the human mind (minds, brains, souls, and free will)? Do science and religion occupy non-overlapping magisteria? How do the various faith traditions view the relationship between science and religion? What, if any, are the limits of scientific explanation? And what are the most important open questions, problems, or challenges confronting the relationship between science and religion, and what are the prospects for progress? These and other questions are explored in Science and Religion: 5 Questions—a collection of thirty-three interviews based on 5 questions presented to some of the world's most influential and prominent philosophers, scientists, theologians, apologists, and atheists. 

Contributors include a Nobel Prize winning physicist, two “Humanist of the Year” winners, the “Most Influential Rabbi in America” (Newsweek, 2012),  “the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism” (New York Times), a National Humanities Medal winner, a National Medal of Science winner, a Star of South Africa Medal winner, a Carl Sagan Award winner, a National Science Board’s Public Service Medal winner, a MacArthur Fellow, a Lakatos Award winner, an Erasmus Prize winner, a “Friend of Darwin Award” winner, a “Distinguished Skeptic Award” winner, and many more.

The list of contributors includes several well-known Brights and atheists—including Simon Blackburn, Susan Blackmore, Sean Carroll, Daniel C. Dennett, Rebecca Goldstein, Lawrence Krauss, Massimo Pigliucci, James "The Amazing" Randi, Alex Rosenberg, Michael Ruse, Michael Shermer, and Victor Stenger.

About the Editor

Gregg D. Caruso is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Humanities Department at Corning Community College (SUNY). He received his B.A. in Philosophy from William Paterson University and his M.Phil and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York, Graduate Center. He is the author of Free Will and Consciousness: A Determinist Account of the Illusion of Free Will (2012) and the editor of Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility (2013) and Science and Religion: 5 Questions (2014).


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