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Steve Fuller's provocative book explores what it might mean to live 'scientifically'. Can science give a sense of completeness to one's life? Can it account for the entirety of what it is to be human? And does science add value to anything one does in life?

Author Biography

Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. His most recent book is The Sociology of Intellectual Life: The Career of the Mind in and around the Academy.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The gospel according to Dr Strangelovep. 5
Can science live with its past?p. 22
Styles of living scientifically: a tale of three nationsp. 48
We are all scientists now: the rise of Protsciencep. 61
The scientific ethic and the spirit of literalismp. 72
What has atheism - old or new - ever done for science?p. 86
Science as an instrument of divine justicep. 113
Scientific progress as secular providencep. 122
Science poised between changing the future and undoing the pastp. 134
Further readingp. 147
Indexp. 167
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