Ways of Knowing: Science and Mysticism Today (Paperback)Chris Clarke (editor)
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The world faces a crisis of meaning. The old stories - whether the exclusive claims of rival religions or the grand schemes of perennial philosophy - seem bankrupt to many. The editorial stance of this book is that mysticism and science offer a way forward here, but only if they abandon the idol of a single logical synthesis and acknowledge the diversity of different ways of knowing. The contributors, from disciplines as diverse as music, psychology, mathematics and religion, build a vision that honours diversity while pointing to an implicit unity.
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 20 mm
"Ways of Knowing exposes readers to the fascinating interplay between mysticism and science around the world. The essays argue for a reasonable approach to knowledge that respects epistemological diversity without pushing for an easy synthesis." * Science and Theology News *
"An important contribution to the continuing cultural debate about the validity of different ways of knowing and, more specifically, a challenge to the prevailing scientism which assumes that only empirical methods currently sanctioned by science are legitmate." -- David Lorimer * Network Review *
"A stimulating collection of essays by twelve very different thinkers." -- Pat Pinsent * Catholic Women's Network *
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