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Faith and Criticism: The Problem Generalized

Basil Mitchell

in Faith and Criticism

Published in print January 1995 | ISBN: 9780198267584
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683312 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267584.003.0002
Faith and Criticism: The Problem Generalized

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Since the 1930s, there has been a deep division among physicists about how to interpret the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics. Each side in the dispute holds to its opinion, though well aware of the criticisms offered by the other. However, the sciences do not exhaust the whole of our intellectual life and the natural sciences do not exhaust the whole of science. This chapter goes beyond the natural sciences into the social sciences, the humanities, and overall philosophies of life. It examines the distinction between the role of faith in the pursuit of truth and its role in the search for liberation or salvation.

Keywords: physicists; quantum mechanics; social sciences; humanities; philosophies; faith; truth; liberation; salvation

Chapter.  6891 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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