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Hawking, Stephen and Leonard Mlodinow. The Grand Design: New answers to the ultimate questions of life.

Dupuche, John R. (2011) Hawking, Stephen and Leonard Mlodinow. The Grand Design: New answers to the ultimate questions of life. Australian Caholic University.

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Abstract

Stephen Hawking, the famous mathematician and astrophysicist, together with Leonard Mlodinow, a noted scientist, present their view of the universe, its origin and nature. They tackle the questions of creation, free will, the existence of God, teleology etc. They hold a determinist standpoint, and reject philosophy as irrelevant, and see theology as the product of uninformed minds. The value of the book is observing how these minds, brilliant in their own sphere, maintain their scientific conclusions even when considering matters from a different order of perception. Their viewpoint is reductionist, yet stimulating at the same time.

Item Type: Other
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Stephen Hawking, creation, God, design, determinism, reductionism, free-will,
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Rev Dr John Dupuche
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 04:39
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 04:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1718

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