Religion and Science from Galileo to Bergson

John Charlton HARDWICK ( - )

This history of Western philosophy, published in 1920, explores the ways mankind has explained the natural world during the last few centuries, whether by spiritual interpretation or through advances in science. From the Preface: "The chapters which follow are not intended as even a slight sketch of the history of Thought since the Renaissance. Their object is more modest, i.e. to illustrate the thesis that mankind, being 'incurably religious,' insists (however hopeless the enterprise may sometimes seem) upon interpreting the universe spiritually." (Summary by LA Walden and the Preface)

Genre(s): Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introductory Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 02 The Dissolution of the Old Synthesis Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 03 Growth of the Mechanical Theory Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 04 Seventeenth-Century Reactions Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 05 Rise of an Anti-Religious Science Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 06 Rise of German Idealism Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 07 The Romantic Movement Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 08 Mechanism and Life Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 09 Materialism and Agnosticism Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 10 Reactions in Philosophy Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 11 Some Recent Tendencies in Philosophy Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 12 Some Recent Tendencies in Science Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 13 Some Final Considerations Laurie Anne Walden
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