Article ID: CBB000932134

Science as an Art of Detachment (2009)

unapi

One of the concerns of Charles S. Peirce was the status of science, neither as a corpus of stagnant knowledge nor as a method of acquiring knowledge, but as a living body, animated by a particular spirit and a practice by living human beings. As a lifestyle of living scientists, according to Peirce, science is the inquiry of truth for its own sake. It is not knowledge but a life devoted to the quest for knowledge. As a consequence, he made a strict demarcation between scientific research and practical or technological action. On the other hand, Peirce was also aware of the limits of science and the illegitimacy of pretensions to judge faith and morality by scientific methods, as the latter require degrees of certainty more proper to belief than to science. Science and religion, although sharing in some points, have their own singular spirit. Whereas the latter is conservative and risks becoming fundamentalism when one's beliefs are imposed unto others, the former is characterized by humbleness, open to the potentials of uncertainty, indetermination, chance and innovation.

...More

Description Focuses on the work of Charles S. Pierce and his ideas about science as a way of living and thinking about the world.


Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB000932134/

Similar Citations

Article Pihlström, Sami; (2008)
How (Not) to Write the History of Pragmatist Philosophy of Science? (/isis/citation/CBB000831774/) unapi

Book Marietti, Susanna; (2001)
Icona e diagramma: Il segno matematico in Charles Sanders Peirce (/isis/citation/CBB000774832/) unapi

Chapter Baker, Victor R.; (2009)
Charles S. Peirce and the “Light of Nature” (/isis/citation/CBB001021051/) unapi

Article Campos, Daniel G.; (2011)
On the Distinction between Peirce's Abduction and Lipton's Inference to the Best Explanation (/isis/citation/CBB001211461/) unapi

Thesis Ekeberg, Bjorn; (2010)
The Metaphysics Experiment: Modern Physics and the Politics of Nature (/isis/citation/CBB001567187/) unapi

Chapter Rüting, Torsten; (2007)
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov: From Russian Orthodox Monastery to Big Science Laboratory (/isis/citation/CBB000760657/) unapi

Book Lambert, Dominique; Reisse, Jacques; (2008)
Charles Darwin et Georges Lemaître, une improbable mais passionante rencontre (/isis/citation/CBB001024379/) unapi

Book Glover, Denise M.; Harrell, Stevan; McKhann, Charles F.; Swain, Margaret Byrne; (2011)
Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands, 1880--1950 (/isis/citation/CBB001214669/) unapi

Article Ramsey, Frank Plumpton; (2007)
Truth and Simplicity (/isis/citation/CBB000831440/) unapi

Book Oosterhoff, Frederika; (2001)
Ideas Have a History: Perspectives on the Western Search for Truth (/isis/citation/CBB000471636/) unapi

Book Singham, Mano; (2000)
Quest for Truth: Scientific Progress and Religious Beliefs (/isis/citation/CBB000101798/) unapi

Chapter Gierl, Martin; (2001)
The Triumph of Truth and Innocence: The Rules & Practice of Theological Polemics (/isis/citation/CBB000101480/) unapi

Book Morris, Richard; (2002)
The Big Questions: Probing the Promise and Limits of Science (/isis/citation/CBB000201900/) unapi

Article Michael Wintroub; (2019)
The Pharmakon of ‘If’: Working with Steven Shapin's A Social History of Truth (/isis/citation/CBB323045277/) unapi

Book Paul Tyson; David Hart; (2022)
A Christian Theology of Science: Reimagining a Theological Vision of Natural Knowledge (/isis/citation/CBB335086240/) unapi

Thesis Gioia, Dorothy Ann; (2007)
Scientific Vision and Spiritual Sense: Scientists' Attitudes toward Religion,Science and Their Own Work (/isis/citation/CBB001561359/) unapi

Chapter Leegwater, Arie; (2007)
Charles Alfred Coulson: Mixing Methodism and Quantum Chemistry (/isis/citation/CBB000760652/) unapi

Chapter Bowler, Peter J.; (2007)
Julian Huxley: Religion without Revelation (/isis/citation/CBB000760655/) unapi

Book Rupke, Nicolaas A.; (2007)
Eminent Lives in Twentieth-Century Science and Religion (/isis/citation/CBB000760650/) unapi

Article Vaughan, Simon; (2013)
History: Great Scientists and Society (/isis/citation/CBB001320431/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Gierl, Martin
Clark, William
Singham, Mano
Morris, Richard
Oosterhoff, Frederika
Rupke, Nicolaas A.
Journals
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Perspectives on Science
Synthese
Nature
British Journal for the History of Science
Publishers
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation
Times Books/Henry Holt
University Press of America
Peter Lang
LED, Edizioni universitarie di lettere, economia, diritto
Académie Royale de Belgique
Concepts
Science and religion
Truth
Scientists
History of philosophy of science
Philosophy
Biographies
People
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Coulson, Charles Alfred
Huxley, Julian Sorell
Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich
Ramsey, Frank Plumpton
Dewey, John
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
17th century
18th century
20th century, late
Places
United States
China
Europe
England
Institutions
Cambridge University
Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment