Overview:Practical Mystic: Religion, Science, and A. S. Eddington - Science and religion have long been thought incompatible. But nowhere has this apparent contradiction been more fully resolved than in the figure of A. S. Eddington (1882-1944), a pioneer in astrophysics, relativity, and the popularization of science, and a devout Quaker. "Practical Mystic" uses the figure of Eddington to show how religious and scientific values can interact and overlap without compromising the integrity of either. Eddington was a world-class scientist who not only maintained his religious belief throughout his scientific career but also defended the interrelation of science and religion while drawing inspiration from both for his practices. For instance, at a time when a strict adherence to deductive principles of physics had proved fruitless for understanding the nature of stars, insights from Quaker mysticism led Eddington to argue that an outlook less concerned with certainty and more concerned with further exploration was necessary to overcome the obstacles of incomplete and uncertain knowledge. By examining this intersection between liberal religion and astrophysics, "Practical Mystic" questions many common assumptions about the relationship between science and spirituality. Matthew Stanley's analysis of Eddington's personal convictions also reveals much about the practice, production, and dissemination of scientific knowledge at the beginning of the twentieth century.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603729718-9780226770970. It was written by the following authors: Matthew Stanley. Book Practical Mystic: Religion, Science, and A. S. Eddington, which can be read online, published by the company: The University of Chicago Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Spirituality, Technology, Beliefs, Medicine, Science. The book was published on 2007-10-16 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 586 g. File for download Practical Mystic: Religion, Science, and A. S. Eddington has PDF format and is called practical-mystic-religion-science-and-a.-s.-eddington.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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