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    Snakes From Staves? Science, Scriptures, and the Supernatural in Maurice Bucaille.Stefano Bigliardi - 2011 - Zygon 46 (4):793-805.
    Abstract The aim of this paper is to attain a philosophical evaluation of the ideas of the French author Maurice Bucaille. Bucaille formulated an influential discourse regarding the divinity of the Qur’an, which he tried to demonstrate through a comparison of some of its verses with what he defined as scientific data. With his works, which encompass a criticism of the Bible and a defense of creationism, Bucaille furthered the idea that Islam is in harmony with natural sciences, and ensured (...)
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    The “Scientific Miracle of the Qur’Ān,” Pseudoscience, and Conspiracism.Stefano Bigliardi - 2017 - Zygon 52 (1):146-171.
    This article, after tracing a precise classification of the exegetical trend known as iʿjāz ʿilmī, summarizes and discusses the criticism leveled at it and examines how the “scientific interpretation” of the Qur’ān is liable to blend with pseudoscience and conspiracy theories to the detriment of a solid harmonization of science and religion and of a genuine appreciation of natural science. Furthermore, the article offers some practical ideas that can be implemented in order to effectively and fairly address iʿjāz ʿilmī in (...)
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    Who's Afraid of Theoscientography? An Interpretative Hypothesis on Harun Yahya.Stefano Bigliardi - 2014 - Zygon 49 (1):66-80.
    I scrutinize the ideas and works of the Turkish religious leader and author Adnan Oktar/Harun Yahya. I argue for a new definition of Yahya as the representative of what I call theoscientography, proposing to study his work according to such a model rather than in the light of his “Islamic creationism”.
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    The Contemporary Debate on the Harmony Between Islam and Science: Emergence and Challenges of a New Generation.Stefano Bigliardi - 2014 - Social Epistemology 28 (2):1-20.
    Social Epistemology, Volume 0, Issue 0, Page 1-20, Ahead of Print.
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  5. Barbour's Typologies and the Contemporary Debate on Islam and Science.Stefano Bigliardi - 2012 - Zygon 47 (3):501-519.
    Abstract Despite various criticisms, Ian Barbour's fourfold classification of the possible relationships between religion and science remains influential. I compare Barbour's taxonomy with the theories of four authors who, in the last four decades, have addressed the relationship between science and religion from a Muslim perspective. The aim of my analysis is twofold. First, I offer a comparative perspective to the debate on science and Islam. Second, following Barbour's suggestion, I test the general applicability of his categories by comparing them (...)
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    Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences. By William A. Richards. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2016. Xxviii + 244 Pages. Hardcover, $29.95 / £24.95; E‐Book $28.99/ £23.95. [REVIEW]Stefano Bigliardi - 2018 - Zygon 53 (1):288-290.
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    New Religious Movements, Technology, and Science: The Conceptualization of the E‐Meter in Scientology Teachings.Stefano Bigliardi - 2016 - Zygon 51 (3):661-683.
    This article is aimed at contributing to the study of the relationship that new religious movements entertain with technology and science. It focuses on an object that is central in Scientology's teachings and practice: the Electropsychometer or E-meter. In interaction with the general public, such as in a 2014 TV Super Bowl advertisement, Scientology seems to claim a unique relationship with science and technology in the form of a “combination” and a “connection” evoked while displaying this very E-meter. Hence, exploring (...)
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    The Young Muslim's Guide to Modern Science. By Nidhal Guessoum. Manchester, UK: Beacon Books, 2017. 164 Pages. Softcover, £12.95. [REVIEW]Stefano Bigliardi - 2018 - Zygon 53 (4):1149-1151.
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    Testing Latour's App: A User's Guide.Stefano Bigliardi - 2014 - Zygon 49 (4):890-903.
    I reconstruct Bruno Latour's ideas about science and religion and compare them to Ian G. Barbour's and Mikael Stenmark's models, as well as to the discussion of technology and religion developed by John C. Caiazza and Antje Jackelén. I show how using “Latour's App” enlightens some aspects of said models which Barbour and Stenmark themselves were seemingly struggling with, and that Caiazza's and Jackelén's views can be reconciled despite their apparent opposition. The result of such tests is an overall assessment (...)
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    New Religious Movements and Science: Rael's Progressive Patronizing Parasitism.Stefano Bigliardi - 2015 - Zygon 50 (1):64-83.
    The article examines the concoction of religion and “science” contained in the revelation that substantiates a new religion: Raelianism, founded and led by the prophet Claude Vorilhon/Rael after having received a revelation in 1974. After a detailed examination both of Rael's prophetic message and his/the Raelians’ interpretative practices, an ad hoc model is presented to describe such concoction , and it is compared to other models. It is in particular claimed that Rael, while seemingly talking about “science,” is actually constructing (...)
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    Wolfgang Spohn and the Ranking Functions Theory.Stefano Bigliardi - 2010 - Rivista di Filosofia 101 (1):57-80.
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    La Santa Muerte and Her Interventions in Human Affairs: A Theological Discussion.Stefano Bigliardi - 2016 - Sophia 55 (3):303-323.
    This article focuses upon the popular devotion for la Santa Muerte that emerged in Mexico and is gaining a rapid increase in notoriety in the country and abroad. The first sections reconstruct in detail its protean manifestations, as well as the interpretations contained in extant scholarly investigations, popular Mexican press and other texts. The final section, adopting a fine-grained, theological-epistemological viewpoint argues that la Santa’s interventions in human affairs, essential to explain her popularity, although usually described as ‘miracles’ can be (...)
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    A Dialética Materialista de Paulo Freire como método de pesquisa em educação // The materialist dialectics of Paulo Freire as a method of research in education.Ricardo Gauterio Cruz & Bigliardi - 2014 - Conjectura: Filosofia E Educação 19 (2):40-54.
    O objetivo do presente ensaio é analisar alguns aspectos da obra de Paulo Freire para trazer à luz a base metodológica sobre a qual Freire erguia seu pensamento, e sobre a qual nos é possível apontar para um fazer pesquisa enquanto prática libertadora e emancipatória. Buscamos expor, assim, os traços característicos do Materialismo Dialético presentes na obra do autor, para então analisar a categoria Diálogo , apresentada em Pedagogia do Oprimido , como princípio orientador de todo o pesquisador que se (...)
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    Above Analysis and Amazement: Some Contemporary Muslim Characterizations of 'Miracle' and Their Interpretation.Stefano Bigliardi - 2014 - Sophia 53 (1):113-129.
    This article aims at contributing to the study of miracles on multiple levels. First, it provides an update on current scholarship in contemporary Muslim interpretations of miracles by summarizing and comparing some positions that, despite their originality and/or potential influence on the wider Muslim readership, are not normally taken into account in a number of recent reconstructions of the concept within Islam. Second, it proposes some complementary philosophical interpretations of those positions, interpretations that involve identifying similarities and commonalities among the (...)
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    Antinomias do conceito de autoética de Edgar Morin a partir dos pressupostos teóricos do materialismo dialético // Antinomies of the concept of Edgar Morin's auto-ethics from the theoretical assumptions of dialectical materialism.Ricardo Gauterio Cruz & Bigliardi - 2014 - Conjectura: Filosofia E Educação 19 (1):75-88.
    Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE O presente artigo tem o objetivo de explorar os limites do conceito de auto-ética, apresentado por Edgar Morin no volume 6 de sua obra O Método. Para tanto, nos apoiaremos nos conceitos fundamentais do materialismo dialético – sobretudo a partir do pensamento de Gyorgy Lukács – de modo que seja possível analisar a proposição teórica de Morin a partir dos fundamentos filosóficos que vêm balizando nossa compreensão de mundo. Em um primeiro (...)
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  16. Leggi dell'epistemologo e leggi dello scienziato Wolfgang Spohn e la teoria delle funzioni di grado.Stefano Bigliardi - 2010 - Rivista di Filosofia 101 (1):57-79.
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  17. Tra Torah E Sophia: Orizzonti E Frontiere Della Filosofia Ebraica.Renato Bigliardi & Orietta Ombrosi (eds.) - 2011 - Marietti 1820.
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