Faculty Advisor

Eddy, Bethel L

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Ruth L.

Abstract

Current debates about the relationship between religion and science often present these traditions and practices as ways of understanding the world that are hostile toward or disconnected from each other. By primarily looking into the works of Daniel Dennett and William James, we investigate ways in which religion and science exhibit both rational and irrational characteristics, particularly morality. Going further, new speculative arguments open up new possible connections between religion and science, including ways their conversations can add to each other. Two of these areas are faith and the soul, which indicate potential common interests for religion and science. As a consequence, they may not only be coexistent but constructively connected.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Major

Humanities and Arts

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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