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Science and the myth of progress

Science and the myth of progress

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Published by World Wisdom in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Mehrdad M. Zarandi.
    SeriesThe perennial philosophy series
    ContributionsZarandi, Mehrdad M., 1963-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175.3 .S313 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 331 p. ;
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23043626M
    ISBN 10094153247X
    LC Control Number2003010008
    OCLC/WorldCa52165739

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Zarandi, published by World Wisdom. In the essay, Guénon distinguishes between the "two radically different and even incompatible conceptions [of science]" held by traditional and modern civilizations.

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ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xviii, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: In the wake of the fall / Frithjof Schuon --Sacred and profane science / René Guénon --Traditional cosmology and the modern world / Titus Burckhardt --Religion and science / Lord Northbourne --Contemporary man, between the rim and the axis / Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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In Science and Myth the author shows, in the first place, that science too has its mythology, unrecognized and unacknowledged though the fact be. These scientistic myths, however, turn out to constitute what he terms anti-myths: "a kind that would banish all others, and in so doing, undermine not only religion and morality, but indeed all /5.

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