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Ambivalence and Conflict: Catholic Church and Evolution

Wolters, Gereon (2012) Ambivalence and Conflict: Catholic Church and Evolution. In: [2012] Seventh Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science (12-14 June 2012; Mugla, Turkey).

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    Abstract

    Somewhat traumatized by the Galileo Affair the Church until recently showed low profile in the (unavoidable) conflicts with science, evolutionary theory included. The talk presents a categorization of possible relationships between science and religion by distinguishing between "Galilean conflicts", which are about mutually exclusive statements about matters of fact, and Freudian conflicts where an empirical science tries to explain away religion as a phenomenon in its own right. In the light of this distinction I deal with the reactions of the Church since 1859, particularly with the ambiguous position of the present Pope.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Catholic Church, evolution, naturalism, new atheism
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
    General Issues > Science and Religion
    Conferences and Volumes: [2012] Seventh Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science (12-14 June 2012; Mugla, Turkey)
    Depositing User: Prof. Gereon Wolters
    Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 12:04
    Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 12:04
    Item ID: 9202
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9202

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