In Wissenschaftliches Denken, das Rätsel Bewusstsein und pro-religiöse Ideen. Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen&Neumann. pp. 83-93 (2019)

Authors
Alfred Gierer
Max-Planck-Institute of Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany
Abstract
The essay is an English version of the German article "Wissenschaftliche Rationalität, menschliches Bewusstsein und pro-religiöse Ideen". It discusses immanent versus transcendent concepts in the context of the art of living, as well as the understanding of human consciousness in the context of religion. Science provides us with a far reaching understanding of natural processes, including biological evolution, but also with deep insights into its own intrinsic limitations. This is consistent with more than one interpretation on the “metatheoretical“, that is on the philosophical and cultural level, including liberal, enlightened forms of religion as well as agnostic views. Choices and preferences are mainly a matter of wisdom and art of living, and not just of knowledge, and this, in my view, supports metaphysical and anthropological optimism as expressed in liberal pro-religious ideas. Within Christian theology, metaphysical optimism and openness are most characteristic for the ideas of “apokatastasis” – “salvation for all” - repeatedly condemned as heretical, but also widely supported from early Christianity to modern times.
Keywords science  religion  consciousness  evolution  salvation  art of living  transcendence  apokatastasis  Eriugena  Heisenberg
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Religious Epistemology of Jakob Fries.Kent Eugene Richter - 1990 - Dissertation, Stanford University
Berdyaen's Humanistic Interpretation of the Concept of God.Qi An - 2002 - Philosophy and Culture 29 (1):45-56.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-10-25

Total views
432 ( #18,944 of 2,448,389 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
16 ( #42,136 of 2,448,389 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes