BUDDHISM, SCIENCE AND OTHER WORLD-VIEWS

M Clasquin

Abstract


Although the similarity between Buddhism and the scientific world-view has been exaggerated in recent years, the coincidental and analogical similarity in terminology between the two has enabled practicing Buddhists to live in a science-dominated society with a minimum of cognitive dissonance.  Within the context of an academic encounter between scientists and religionists, Buddhism can assist in the creation of a common language be mediating between science and theistic religion – its particular contribution lying in the fact that it has affinities to both of these modes of discourse, yet falls wholly within  neither camp.  It was with some reticence that I agreed to take part in these proceedings.


Keywords


Buddhism; world-view; theistic religion; science

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/61-0-1515

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