Studies in Humanism and Atheism

Science, Humanism, and Religion

The Quest for Orientation

Authors: Jung, Matthias

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  • Fresh view on the science vs. religion debate
  • Takes an analytic approach to humanism, philosophy, and religion
  • Uses research in psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology
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In the human quest for orientation vis-à-vis personal life and comprehensive reality the worldviews of religionists and humanists offer different answers, and science also plays a crucial role. Yet it is the ordinary, embodied experience of meaningful engagement with reality in which all these cultural activities are rooted.

Human beings have to relate themselves to the entirety of their lives to achieve orientation. This relation involves a non-methodical, meaningful experience that exhibits the crucial features for understanding worldviews: it comprises cognition, volition, and emotion, is embodied, action-oriented, and expressive. From this starting-point, religious and secular worldviews articulate what is experienced as ultimately meaningful. Yet the plurality and one-sidedness of these life stances necessitates critical engagement for which philosophy provides indispensable means. In the end, some worldviews can be ruled out, but we are still left with a plurality of genuine options for orientation.


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Matthias Jung is full professor of philosophy at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Humanism, and Religion
Book Subtitle
The Quest for Orientation
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Humanism and Atheism
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21492-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21492-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21491-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-21494-4
Series ISSN
2634-6656
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 230
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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