The Science Delusion

The Science Delusion

Asking the Big Questions in A Culture of Easy Answers

Book - 2013
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In The Science Delusion, Curtis White argues that the rich philosophical debates of the 19th century have been almost totally abandoned. Instead, students are taught that science can resolve all questions. White describes this new era as one of scientism' - and fears for what will happen if it is allowed to flourish unchallenged as the new religion, one with many unexplained assumptions. White rounds off with a learned defence of the tradition of Romanticism, which he believes a technology and science-obsessed world desperately needs to recover.'
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, 2013
ISBN: 9781612192000
Characteristics: 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Mar 09, 2019

The author adopts the same sneering, holier than thou, tone that he claims to so despise when it comes from the likes of Dawkins and Hitchens.

Samsung Feb 07, 2014

Can science do humanistic research? What should we do when scientists step squarely outside the realm of empirical research and publish what are essentially opinions on the purpose of science, the purpose of the humanities, and the meaning of life? What do we make of the situation when scientists tell us the research will lead us to such and such a result, but the evidence is actually yet to come? This book respects the work of science but only when science sticks to its proper empirical methods.

Jan 16, 2014



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