VCU RELS 108 - Science in Human Spirituality (2 pages)

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Science in Human Spirituality

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An overview on the topic of science with regards to human spirituality.


Lecture number:
16
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Course:
Rels 108 - Human Spirituality
Edition:
1

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RELS 108 1nd Edition Lecture 16 Outline of Last Lecture II Spiritual Views on Death III Classical Texts Regarding the Afterlife Outline of Current Lecture IV Spirituality and Science What s the Relationship V Secularization Thesis VI Scientism VII Scientism is grounded in Logical Positivism VIII Alternative to Reductionism is Holism IX Symptoms of Scientism Reductionism in the Modern World Current Lecture Spirituality and Science What s the Relationship What is science Method or means by which Truth Knowledge is accessed Characteristics empirical objective relies on deductive reasoning scientific method Secularization Thesis As societies progress rationality reason religion spirituality will lose all authority As science reason modernity increase spirituality and religion decrease Scientism Refers to the belief in the universal applicability of the scientific method and approach The view that empirical science constitutes the most authoritative world view or most valuable part of human learning to the exclusion of all other viewpoints Monopolizing Knowledge video on YouTube Scientism is grounded in Logical Positivism Positivism Info derived from logical and mathematical treatments and reports of sensory experience is the exclusive source of all knowledge o Rests on the view of Reductionism Reductionism the whole can be reduced to the sum of its parts Alternative to Reductionism is Holism Cannot be explained by the sum of its parts Aristotle Metaphysics These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute The whole is more than the sum of its parts Symptoms of Scientism Reductionism in the Modern World Divide in Faith vs Reason o Reason is real based on real world can be validated Reason to reckon with to understand o Faith is just some sort of personal imaginative Faith Fidere to trust confidence o Have one can t have other



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