Science, Evolution, and Religion: A Debate About Atheism and Theism

Oxford University Press USA (2016)

Authors
Michael Ruse
Florida State University
Michael Peterson
State University of New York (SUNY)
Abstract
The science-religion debate is a hot topic in academic circles and contemporary culture, and evolution makes the subject particularly contentious. Does modern science tip the scales toward atheism? Or does religion have resources to support its credibility and relevance? And how does evolution influence both worldviews?Comprehensive, balanced, and engaging, Science, Evolution, and Religion provides a dynamic yet respectful introduction to the science-religion debate, framed as a conflict between theism and atheism and structured around the impact of evolution on both perspectives. Philosophers Michael Peterson and Michael Ruse argue for theism and atheism, respectively. Peterson occasionally draws from Christian doctrine to supplement theism; Ruse often supports his atheism with elements drawn from the larger context of philosophical naturalism. The result is a rich dialogue on the nature and history of science, cosmic origins, biological origins, the anthropic principle, the foundations of morality, human uniqueness, the meaning of life, and other important topics in this area.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 9780199379378
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,491
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

Kant's Criticism of Atheism.Lara Denis - 2003 - Kant-Studien 94 (2):198-219.
A More Dangerous Enemy? Philo’s “Confession” and Hume’s Soft Atheism.Benjamin S. Cordry - 2011 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70 (1):61-83.
Fight Hard to Advance the Marxist Study of Religion.Ren Jiyu - 2010 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 41 (4):69-87.
What Derivations Cannot Do.Graham Oppy - 2015 - Religious Studies 51 (3):323-333.
Arguments for Atheism.Graham Oppy - 2013 - In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press. pp. 53.
Atheism and Theism.E. Harris Errol - 1977 - Tulane University.
Global and Local Atheisms.Jeanine Diller - 2016 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 79 (1):7-18.
Team-Teaching the Atheism-Theism Debate.Wesley D. Cray & Steven G. Brown - 2014 - Teaching Philosophy 37 (4):465-480.
Morality Without God?Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - 2009 - Oxford University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-05-03

Total views
5 ( #1,119,685 of 2,381,226 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #560,102 of 2,381,226 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes