By B. Alan Wallace
This booklet takes a daring new examine methods of exploring the character, origins, and potentials of attention in the context of technological know-how and faith. Alan Wallace attracts cautious differences among 4 components of the clinical culture: technology itself, medical realism, medical materialism, and scientism. Arguing that the metaphysical doctrine of clinical materialism has taken at the position of ersatz-religion for its adherents, he strains its improvement from its Greek and Judeo-Christian origins, concentrating on the interrelation among the Protestant Reformation and the medical Revolution. He appears to be like at scientists' long-term resistance to the firsthand learn of awareness and information the ways that subjectivity has been deemed taboo in the clinical group. In end, Wallace attracts on William James's thought for a "science of faith" that may research the character of spiritual and, particularly, contemplative event. In exploring the character of attention, this groundbreaking learn can assist to bridge the chasm among spiritual trust and medical wisdom. it really is crucial examining for philosophers and historians of technology, students of faith, and someone drawn to the connection among technology and faith.