ERIC Number: ED030568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Comparison of Three Philosophies of Science and Religion: And Their Implications for Science Education.
Price, John David
The purpose of this study is to present a philosophical foundation for science education which will be broad enough to provide a basis for discussion of value questions in the science classroom. The philosophy of science and the philosophy of religion of John Dewey, Alfred North Whitehead and William Temple were compared in the areas of epistemology, metaphysics, attitudes toward science and religion and values. All three men were process philosophers, but differed significantly in their treatment of the concept of process. For Dewey, process provides the foundation for his whole philosophical system. For Whitehead, process is the most basic element, but an attempt is made to balance it with the concept of more permanent elements. For Temple, process is explained within the larger context of Mind Purposive. The implications for value questions in the science classroom were drawn from these comparisons and are discussed in detail. (BC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Moral Values, Philosophy, Religion, Science Education, Science History
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-18283, Microfilm $3.50, Xerography $12.15).
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Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School and Univ. Center, CA.
Identifiers: Dewey (John); Temple (William); Whitehead (Alfred North)