Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Limits of a Limitless Science and Other Essays (contents)

The Limits of a Limitless Science and Other Essays
by Stanley L. Jaki
2000 (Wilmington DE: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2000) #viii+247pp.

  1. "The Limits of a Limitless Science"
    First published in Asbury Theological Journal, 54 (Spring 1999), pp. 23-29; reprinted with permission.
  2. "Extraterrestrials, or Better Be Moonstruck?"
    An enlarged form of an article that first appeared in National Catholic Register, Feb. 15-21, 1998. Reprinted with permission.
  3. "Computers: Lovable but Unloving"
    Invited lecture for the IUVE conference in Madrid (1993). Published in Downside Review 112 (July 1994), pp. 185-200. Reprinted with permission.
  4. "The Biblical Basis of Western Science"
    Address at the meeting of the Philadelphia Society, Philadelphia, April 26, 1997. Reprinted with permission from Crisis, October 1997.
  5. "The Inspiration and Counter-inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena"
    The text of an invited talk at the International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena, Castelgandolfo, Italy, June 1994. Reprinted with permission from Asbury Theological Journal 51, Nr. 2 (1996), pp. 71-86.
  6. "Words: Blocks, Amoebas, or Patches of Fog?"
    Invited paper read at the Meeting of The International Society for Optical Engineering, 10-12 April 1996, Orlando, Florida. Published in its Proceedings Volume 2716, pp. 138-143. Reprinted with permission.
  7. "Beyond Science"
    Originally published in W. A. Rusher (ed.), The Ambiguous Legacy of the Enlightenment (Sacramento, CA: The Claremont Institute, 1995), pp. 208-13. Reprinted with permission.
  8. "The Reality of the Universe"
    This chapter was first delivered in Italian at a symposium at the Lateran University, Rome, 1992 and published as "La realtà dell'universo" in M. Sorondo (ed.), Physica, Cosmologia, Naturphilosophie: Nuovi Approcci (Rome: Herder/Università Lateranense, 1993), pp. 328-41.
  9. "A Telltale Meteor"
    First published in Wanderer, August 22, 1996, p. 5. Reprinted with permission.
  10. "Cosmology: An Empirical Science?"
    Invited paper for the Summer School on cosmology, Universidad Complutense San Lorenzo di Escorial, July 1994. The Spanish version was published in J. A. Gonzalo (ed.), Cosmología astrofisica: Cuestiones fronterizas (Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1995), pp. 248-270; The English text in Philosophy in Science 6 (1995), pp. 47-76. Reprinted with permission.
  11. "To Awaken from a Dream, Finally!"
    Essay review of Steven Weinberg, Dreams of a Final Theory (New York: Pantheon Books, 1992). First published in Philosophy in Science 6 (1994), pp. 159-74. Reprinted with permission.
  12. "Science and Religion in Identity Crisis"
    Lecture delivered on April 2, 1991, as part of its program on Science, Technology and Religious Ideas, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
  13. "Science, Culture, and Cult"
    Invited paper for the Plenary meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Science, November 1994. Published in Science in the Context of Human Culture (Vatican City State: Pontifical Academy of Science, 1997), pp. 93-118. Reprinted with permission.
  14. "The Paradox of Change"
    Baccalaureate address, Drew University, May 22, 1998
  15. "Cosmic Rays and Water Spiders"
    Originally published in Spiritual Evolution: Scientists Discuss Their Beliefs, ed. J. M. Templeton and K. S. Giniger (Philadelphia and London: Templeton Foundation Press, 1998), pp. 67-97. Reprinted with permission.

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