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The Resource The Disunity of American Culture : Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State, John C. Caiazza

The Disunity of American Culture : Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State, John C. Caiazza

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The Disunity of American Culture : Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State
Title
The Disunity of American Culture
Title remainder
Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State
Statement of responsibility
John C. Caiazza
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Disunity of American Culture describes culture now, when different forces are influencing it than in the past, altering it to near incomprehensibility. Identity issues have an effect on culture and politics; more influential is the question of what support the state is obligated to provide the individual. John C. Caiazza seeks to explain how this situation came to be.He begins with an explanation of the origins of Protestantism in America. Caiazza describes how the American religion has declined and the recent responses the decline has provoked. Caiazza follows with an analysis of science as it presently exists in American culture. The work of three scientists prominent in their respective fields--Steven Weinberg in physics, E. O. Wilson in biology, and Stanley Milgram in psychology--are examined with respect to how their work has influenced culture.The author examines the failure of America's school of philosophy, pragmatism, to explain the relationship between religion, science, and general culture, even though its founders, Charles S. Peirce and William James, made serious efforts to do so. He concludes by making the case that there is a contradiction between scientific reason and the claim of state power. Caiazza argues that cultural disharmony will guarantee that the secular state never achieves the dominance over culture and political life it desires."--Provided by publisher
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Caiazza, John C.,
Dewey number
917.304
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Politics and culture
  • Religion and politics
  • Technology and state
  • Science
  • Secularism
  • United States
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The Disunity of American Culture : Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State, John C. Caiazza
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published 2013 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 Dissonant emes in American Culture -- part Part I: Origin and Decline of the American Religion -- chapter 2 America, Inventor of Religions -- chapter 3 How Tufts University Lost Its Religion -- chapter 4 Three Representative Responses to Decline -- part Part II: The State of Science and Culture Now -- chapter 5 The Actual Origins of Modern Science -- chapter 6 Athens and Jerusalem in the Twenty-First Century -- chapter 7 The Counterrevolution in the Philosophy of Science -- part Part III: Science as Cultural Unifier: Three American Scientists -- chapter 8 Atoms in the Cultural Void: Steven Weinberg’s Material Dreams -- chapter 9 Edward O. Wilson’s Grand Unified eory: God and Man in the Biological Universe -- chapter 10 Stanley Milgram’s Famous Experiments and the Awful Authority of Social Science -- part Part IV: Decline and Consequences -- chapter 11 e Cultural Decline of Physical eory -- chapter 12 Three Religious Fragments -- chapter 13 Decline of the American Philosophy: A Tragedy in ree Acts -- part Part V: Unresolvable Differences -- chapter 14 The Arrival of Techno-Secularism -- chapter 15 Sex and the Secular State -- chapter 16 Inevitable Monotheism: Why God Hasn’t Altogether Left the Public Square -- chapter 17 Cultural Disunity, Toleration, and the Secular State
Control code
on1058450591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138515727
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1058450591
Label
The Disunity of American Culture : Science, Religion, Technology and the Secular State, John C. Caiazza
Publication
Note
First published 2013 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 Dissonant emes in American Culture -- part Part I: Origin and Decline of the American Religion -- chapter 2 America, Inventor of Religions -- chapter 3 How Tufts University Lost Its Religion -- chapter 4 Three Representative Responses to Decline -- part Part II: The State of Science and Culture Now -- chapter 5 The Actual Origins of Modern Science -- chapter 6 Athens and Jerusalem in the Twenty-First Century -- chapter 7 The Counterrevolution in the Philosophy of Science -- part Part III: Science as Cultural Unifier: Three American Scientists -- chapter 8 Atoms in the Cultural Void: Steven Weinberg’s Material Dreams -- chapter 9 Edward O. Wilson’s Grand Unified eory: God and Man in the Biological Universe -- chapter 10 Stanley Milgram’s Famous Experiments and the Awful Authority of Social Science -- part Part IV: Decline and Consequences -- chapter 11 e Cultural Decline of Physical eory -- chapter 12 Three Religious Fragments -- chapter 13 Decline of the American Philosophy: A Tragedy in ree Acts -- part Part V: Unresolvable Differences -- chapter 14 The Arrival of Techno-Secularism -- chapter 15 Sex and the Secular State -- chapter 16 Inevitable Monotheism: Why God Hasn’t Altogether Left the Public Square -- chapter 17 Cultural Disunity, Toleration, and the Secular State
Control code
on1058450591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138515727
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1058450591

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