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religious neutrality is a myth. But that does not mean. considers theory in mathematics, physics and psychology. Clouser (2005) concentrates on the hidden role of religious belief in theories. unlike many other authors, the author of this article has remained an unbeliever but seeks religiosity in science in the interests of the future of science itself. Nepastebėta pasaulietinė religija moksle.

Throughout the book, Clouser constantly argues against positions he never spells out in the first place

Throughout the book, Clouser constantly argues against positions he never spells out in the first place.

However, Roy Clouser looks at the more chaotic modern world, and still sees religion as the most powerful entity .

However, Roy Clouser looks at the more chaotic modern world, and still sees religion as the most powerful entity because it underlies so many aspects of human thought and behavior. Even scientific thought, he claims, and certainly social philosophy, can be markedly influenced by the religious beliefs that people acquire in infancy and which influence the course of their whole lives. As a professor at an eminent Catholic university, Clouser proudly confesses his own commitment to a belief in a monotheistic God, and to a scheme of religious thought that was once claimed to have been acquired by man through divine revelation.

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University of Notre Dame Press (2005). The second half of the essay focuses on the earliest statements of Dooyeweerd’s germinating philosophy - in relationship to Kuyper’s thought. An implicit reassessment of this intellectual tradition is offered here with the hope of finding hints and motivation to open new vistas on some key insights and principles. Direct download (6 more). For an updated brief, albeit cogent and analytically lucid presentation of the Law Framework ontology, see Clouser ( 2009 ).

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The Myth of Religious Neutrality: An Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Beliefs in Theories - Roy A. Written for undergraduates, the educated layperson, and scholars in fields other than philosophy, The Myth of Religious Neutrality offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, philosophy and science. It claims that scientific and philosophical theories cannot help but have religious presuppositions that control and regulate them.

The Myth of Religious Neutrality : An Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Belief in Theories. This book offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, philosophy and science. In making the case for this reinterpretation, Clouser also argues that there is a distinctly biblical perspective for theorizing that ought to be adopted by those who believe in God.

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Written for undergraduates, the educated layperson, and scholars in fields other than philosophy, The Myth of Religious Neutrality offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, science, and philosophy

Written for undergraduates, the educated layperson, and scholars in fields other than philosophy, The Myth of Religious Neutrality offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, science, and philosophy.

Critical praise for the original edition: "[The Myth of Religious Neutrality] is very well written. It is clear and informative. There is excellent work on recognizing deficient theories in terms of logical inconsistency, self-referential incoherence, self-assumptive incoherence, and self-performative incoherence. [Clousers] case studies point out clearly the uproven presuppositions behind many so-called 'rationalist' theories about various aspects of reality." Review of Metaphysics

"[S]ignificant and challenging. . . . Clousers book makes the case that all theorizing inevitably involves religious beliefs. Clousers analysis of religion is rich and insightful. . . . [He] articulates a fundamental theme that both modernist and post-modernist thinkers need to recognize: that intellectual activity is deeply and inescapably religious." Calvin Theological Journal

"This book can be warmly commended. It treats important issues in a clear and energetic way and it is a genuine attempt to break some new ground in the philosophy of religion." Religious Studies

Written for undergraduates, the educated layperson, and scholars in fields other than philosophy, The Myth of Religious Neutrality offers a radical reinterpretation of the general relations between religion, science, and philosophy. This new edition has been completely revised and updated by the author.


Comments: (7)

Munimand
While most critiques of the excellent book seem most concerned about the seeming circularity of the argument: defining religion as something everyone must have and then discovering evidence that they do, it remains that even should we call it something besides religion, narratives or metanarratives can be linguistically tied to value and anyone who has any values at all must then have a belief in the narratives that teach those values. True you might enjoy a story but not adopt the values taught in it, but if we follow such trends in argument as that of Hilary Putnam in "The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy" so called facts are increasingly being recognized as tied to values and values are tied to narratives. So call it religion or call it something else, something grounds belief that accounts for human perspectives and uncovering the hidden role it plays and where it comes from is certainly a worthwhile effort.
GawelleN
If the book were writen in a clearer fashion, this book would appeal to a much wider audience. I enjoyed the information just had difficulties getting around the philosophical jargon that the author uses. Although the book is designed to teach students that are not in the field of philosophy, you will still need some basic understanding of the subject to comprehend the material.
Questanthr
I took this as a part of a History of Science and Technology course I was required to take for my major at a Christian college. Non-Christians might find this book uninteresting because it is written from a Christian perspective, but it does pertain to them as well. Clouser reveals some compelling insights about the nature of religion and what that means for scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

My one complaint is that Clouser could have made it shorter and/or simpler to read (though I hear he's a great improvement over Dooyeweerd) and he has a bit of a self-righteous attitude at times.
ACOS
Roy Clouser's Myth is indeed a clear exposition of the philosophical orientation of Herman Dooyeweerd. But potential readers will not only find an interesting connection with his Dutch calvinist background. The book is an original argument in its own terms. It is not simply a re-statement of an established position "applied" to a new (North American) context. Clouser is copncerned about common views of theory and theorising. He is also concerned with the theories which explain religious experience. To say that theoretical and scientific thinking implies religious world-views can get us into debate where all we end up with is dogma confronting dogma. Clouser painstakingly looks at the character of religious experience and theoretical thought. He shows by logical argument, and then by careful application in various scientific areas (mathematics, psychology, sociology among others) that theories are inherentlreligious. Those claiming to come clean with their religious presuppositions are not doing anything more than those who claim to be religiously neutral. Except they are facing up to the inner reality of their theorising as a religious activity. And this can make a whole world of difference to how scientific research and theoretical debate unfolds. Clouser makes a convincing case for reconsidering the entire scientific enterprise on these terms.
Worla
This book is absolutely amazing!
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Although philosophers who happen to be Christians have been around for quite some time, their work has been largely accommodated to secular thought. The 20th C. Dutch philosopher H. Dooyeweerd originated a system of thought that proves to be the most well-rounded paradigm ever based on biblical principles. Although most of Dooyeweerd's writings are either inaccessible to the amateur philosopher or stuck in Dutch*, Clouser does an exceptional job of presenting Dooyeweerd's philosophy in a clear and understandable manner.

*A translation project was begun in 1994--published by The Edwin Mellen Press (Lewiston, NY)--and will continue, Deo volente, until all of Dooyeweerd's writings have been translated into English.
Mejora
This book was used in one of my classes, but one could just read it on their own. In fact, I have read it again since my class.

If you believe that man can be "neutral" in thought or action, this will challenge your thinking. I would consider this a must read for anyone like myself who is Christian now, but wasn't brought up as one.
"awful gibberish, January 18, 2001
Reviewer: bumpus o'rumpus from baton rouge, la
by my record, roy clouser has written the most god-awful book ever printed in the united states. at times i had trouble getting through the book w/o vomiting on the pages penned by this lunatic. i feel for all the poor kids who were forced to buy this crap for any class."
As they say "the truth will set you free but first it may make you miserable!" I hope you've gotten over it.
I used this book home schooling my children and consider it the best foundation you could find for Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, and foundation of a Christian worldview.
Myth of Religious Neutrality: An Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Belief in Theories download epub
Philosophy
Author: Gunter Grass,Roy A. Clouser
ISBN: 0268013993
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press (January 1992)
Pages: 384 pages