God and Design
The Teleological Argument and Modern Science
Edited by Neil A. Manson
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God and Design by Neil A. Manson
Book DescriptionRecent discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biochemistry have captured the public imagination and made the Design Argument - the theory that God created the world according to a specific plan - the object of renewed scientific and philosophical interest. This accessible but serious introduction to the design problem brings together new perspectives from prominent scientists and philosophers including Paul Davies, Richard Swinburne, Sir Martin Rees, Michael Behe, Elliot Sober and Peter van Inwagen. It probes the relationship between modern science and religious belief, considering their points of conflict and their many points of similarity. Is the real God of creationism the 'master clockmaker' who sets the world's mechanism on a perfectly enduring course, or a miraculous presence who continually intervenes in and alters the world we know? Are science and faith, or evolution and creation, really in conflict at all? Expanding the parameters of a lively and urgent debate, God and Design considers how perennial questions of origin continue to fascinate and disturb us.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415263443
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Neil A. Manson
Continuum Companion to Metaphysics, Hardback (May 2012)
A guide to metaphysics, a key area of contemporary philosophy. It covers the fundamental questions asked by metaphysics. It explores issues pertaining to personal identity, God, endurantism/perdurantism, naturalism/physicalism, abstracta, universals, properties, modality, free will, mind and consciousness, and causation.
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Recent discoveries have made the the theory that God created the world according to a plan the object of renewed interest. This introduction new perspectives, from prominent scientists and philosophers.
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Author Biography - Neil A. Manson
Neil A. Manson currently teaches at the Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. A former Gifford Research Fellow in Natural Theology at the University of Aberdeen, he has a long-standing interest in the science and religion debate.
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