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quantum theory

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

A theory of physics in which energy exists only in discrete quantities, called quanta. It was originated in 1900 by the German physicist Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (1858–1947), who...

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God Acts in the Quantum World

Bradley Monton.

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 5

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 7179 words.

Suppose that God exists, and that God does not violate the laws of nature he created for the world. God can nevertheless act in the world, by acting at the indeterministic quantum level....

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Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 5

Edited by Jonathan Kvanvig.

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 272 pages.

A collection of recent work in philosophy of religion, with articles by leading philosophers of religion. The articles encompass a broad range of issues and perspectives. They include...

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The Generic Science of the World

François Laruelle.

in Christo-Fiction

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 2489 words.

This chapter focuses on the generic science of the world, along with “christo-fictional” statements that will be received as theological fictions but that are nevertheless true. It begins...

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Construction and Functioning of the Christic Matrix

François Laruelle.

in Christo-Fiction

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 7532 words.

This chapter examines the construction and functioning of the christic matrix, the quantum-and-generic device that represents in vector form the possible “states” of Christ (called...

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 Institute for Physical Chemistry: 1923–1933

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski.

in Michael Polanyi

June 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 18954 words.

After establishing his credentials as a scientist, Polanyi was transferred to the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry and was allowed to focus on reaction...

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The Idea of a Science-in-Christ

François Laruelle.

in Christo-Fiction

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 10202 words.

This chapter examines the idea of a “science-in-Christ” in relation to the grandeur of Reason. To “philosophize in Christ” is one of those injunctions of which philosophy boasts so many—but...

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To Have or To Be—II

Tulsi Badrinath.

in Chaturvedi Badrinath

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 1462 words.

In this essay Badrinath states that a different kind of violence is created by perceiving man and the world in the logical framework of either/or. It is in this framework that all political...

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Jainism and Relativity

Tulsi Badrinath.

in Chaturvedi Badrinath

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 1346 words.

While being a distinct contribution to the development of Indian logic, the Jaina syada-vada has been, most of all, a realist ethics of not-violence, a-himsa. Badrinath informs the reader...

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 The Fiber Institute: 1920–1923

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski.

in Michael Polanyi

June 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 12713 words.

Fritz Haber hired Polanyi to work in the Fiber Chemistry Group of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. Polanyi helped develop the rotating-crystal method of X-ray crystallography, made...

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A Generic Repetition of Gnosis

François Laruelle.

in Christo-Fiction

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 12137 words.

This chapter presents the following equation: Christ = science of Christ = gnosis, along with its corollary, gnosis vs. theology and christology. The equation shows that Christ is simply...

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Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith.

May 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 352 pages.

Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called ‘the Big Bang’. The question...

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The Cosmic “It”

Gananath Obeyesekere.

in The Awakened Ones

February 2012; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 19955 words.

This chapter begins with Plotinus (204–76 ce), whose thinking provides a bridge linking the two traditions of Buddhism and Christianity. Plotinus believed in a doctrine of rebirth, thereby...

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The Science of the Cross

François Laruelle.

in Christo-Fiction

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 5418 words.

This chapter deals with the science of the Cross, where many mysteries are condensed and some are easily dissipated. It begins by addressing the Resurrection of Christ and his Christian...

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Messianity and Fidelity

François Laruelle.

in Christo-Fiction

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 5676 words.

This chapter examines the notion that Christ gives himself as the Last Instance of human history or as the prior-to-first Messiah. The fusion of the quantum principles and the subject, that...

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A One Category Ontology

L. A. Paul.

in Being, Freedom, and Method

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Philosophy of Religion. 16173 words.

This chapter defends a one category ontology: an ontology that denies that we need more than one fundamental category to support the ontological structure of the world. One category...

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The Physical Sciences and Natural Theology

Paul Ewart.

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religion and Science. 7521 words.

This chapter demonstrates how natural theology is both encouraged and challenged by the findings of the physical sciences. The scientific method is committed to finding naturalistic...

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Contributions from the Philosophy of Science

Robin Collins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

April 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Science; Philosophy of Religion. 7835 words.

This article provides an alternative to reductionism, and briefly indicates its potential for providing a powerful ontological, epistemological, and methodological framework for the science...

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Space and Time

Alasdair Richmond.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 7566 words.

The nature of space and time has provided a focus for sustained philosophical debate for centuries and has inspired some fascinating interactions between metaphysics and physics. Although...

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