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Toward A Comprehensive Integration Of Science and Religion: A Post‐metaphysical Approach

Sean Esbjörn‐Hargens and Ken Wilber

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780199543656
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199543656.003.0032

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Toward A Comprehensive Integration Of Science and Religion: A Post‐metaphysical Approach

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This article outlines the ways in which Integral Theory, applying Integral Methodological Pluralism (IMP), can provide a successful approach to integrating the disciplines of science and religion. It introduces the Integral approach and the application of IMP. Then, the article draws on IMP to explain some of the important features of both Integral Science and Integral Religion. Finally, it identifies some key considerations for integrating science and religion. Integral Theory provides a comprehensive means of integrating the four dimension-perspectives of objectivity, interobjectivity, subjectivity, and intersubjectivity. It also includes the major methodological families in a way that avoids postulating the existence of pre-existing ontological structures of a Platonic, archetypal, Patanjali, or Yogachara-Buddhist variety.

Keywords: Integral Theory; IMP; Integral Science; Integral Religion; Yogachara-Buddhist

Article.  8722 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religion and Science

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