The Marriage of Religion and Science Reconsidered: Taking Cues from Peirce

Conference to Commemorate the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions, February 21-22. Events (2014)
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Taking an 1893 exchange between Charles S. Peirce and Open Court editor Paul Carus as its point of departure, the paper explores the relation between religion and science while making the case that the attitude that scientists have to their subject is akin to a religious devotion. In this way it is argued that a reconciliation between science and religion cannot be confined to religion blindly accepting the results from science, but that such a reconciliation is possible only when both (re)connect with what truly inspires them, the experience of reverent wonder about the world within which they find themselves.

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Cornelis de Waal
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis


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