9781845400903

Making God: A New Materialist Theory of the Person

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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Summary

The author argues that we need a completely new paradigm concerning the nature of persons, and thus of the God which they make in their own image. The revolutionary decentring of the earth in the universe (Galilieo) was followed by the revolutionary decentring of the human in the biosphere (Darwin). Now we are living through the even more revolutionary decentring of the ?I? in the world, a movement from that which is normal (having persons in society) to that which is moral (loving persons in community). Ann Long spent most of her working life teaching psychology, with some history and philosophy of science, in the higher and further education departments of Stockport College. Since her early retirement she has researched and written Making God.

Table of Contents

Introduction : the mad capricep. 1
God : what we have lostp. 11
Science : observation, hypothesis, experiment, theoryp. 25
Observation : so many 'ands' and so many 'us-es'p. 57
Hypothesis : Eurekap. 90
Experiment one : from 'acts and omissions' to 'I and thou'p. 113
Acts and omissionsp. 116
Appearance and realityp. 118
Arts and sciencesp. 120
Autonomy and heteronomyp. 126
Chance and necessityp. 129
Egoism and altruismp. 133
Ends and meansp. 140
Fact and valuep. 143
Freedom and determinismp. 147
Good and evilp. 162
I and thoup. 168
Experiment two : from 'identity and relationship' to 'mind and body'p. 176
Identity and relationshipp. 176
Ideology and sciencep. 181
Individual and societyp. 187
Individualism and anti-individualismp. 194
Is and oughtp. 196
Justice and benevolencep. 196
Knowledge and sciencep. 206
Liberty and equalityp. 217
Master and slavep. 221
Mind and bodyp. 227
Experiment three : from 'natural and cultural' to 'time and space'p. 232
Natural and culturalp. 232
Natural and moralp. 240
Natural and socialp. 247
Needs and wantsp. 250
Objectivism and subjectivismp. 252
Praise and blamep. 257
Public and privatep. 261
Quantity and qualityp. 266
Realism and anti-realismp. 272
Reason and emotionp. 277
Reasons and causesp. 281
Right and wrongp. 284
Stories and explanationsp. 285
Time and spacep. 287
Theory : emergencep. 296
Science again : of that which is goodp. 337
God again : from I am that I am to I isp. 368
Conclusions : towards a grand explanationp. 392
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