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Science, understanding, and truth

R. D. Gunaratne

Science, understanding, and truth

(a study of the meaning variance problem in the philosophy of science)

by R. D. Gunaratne

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Published by Ministry of Higher Education, Republic of Sri Lanka in [Colombo] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy.,
  • Meaning (Psychology),
  • Relativity.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby R.D. Gunaratne.
    SeriesResearch publication series / Ministry of Higher Education, Republic of Sri Lanka, Research publication series (Sri Lanka. Usas Adhyāpana Amātyaṃśaya)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .G84 1980
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 172 p. ;
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3929737M
    LC Control Number81903928

    When one book is confusing or ambiguous, insights from the other book can help us understand it. In both revelations, we look for the underlying truth of who God is and how he made the world. Rev John Polkinghorne wrote, “Science and theology have things to say to each other, since both are concerned with the search for truth attained through.   In another similarity between science and religion, each claims to be the “real” truth. And, once again, many purists and elitists view them as mutually exclusive. Scientific materialism, or scientism, for example, is based on the idea that scientific analysis is the only means of understanding what things really are.


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