Philosophizing Science: Promises, Perils & Possibilities is a collection of papers taking a critical look at the interplay between science, technology, philosophy and religion from traditional, post-modern and trans-humanistic perspectives. As Indian Christian philosophers, the contributors in this collection share both the joys and apprehensions related with the field of scientific investigation and technological invention. Like other specialized areas of social life, science and technology too are subject to several economic, political, cultural and religious forces and dictates. The neutrality and socially productive promises of science are compromised by its commodification, influenced by political and corporate power interests. How may science be redeemed, in service of the common good and respecting the bounteous yet limited nature of planetary resources? Such concerns and questions are addressed in this volume.
Chief Guest's Address
1. Hermeneutical Dialogue of Science, Philosophy and Religion
2. Ideological and Post-Colonial Critique of Science, Technology and Religion
3. Post-modern Critique of Science: Deconstructing `Rational Objectivity'
4. Trans-Humanistic Perspectives
Joy A. P. (firstname.lastname@example.org) has a Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2012). He holds an M.A in Indian Philosophy and Religion with a First Rank and Gold Medal from the same University. He has written a book titled, Nagarjuna Revisited: Some Recent Interpretations of his Madhaymaka Philosophy. He has a Masters in Mysticism and Human Sciences from the Universidad de la Mistica, Avila, Spain. He is a resource person on topics connected with Mysticism and Human Sciences. At present he is a resident professor at Carmel Hill Philosophy College, Trivandrum, Kerala. He teaches several philosophical courses at different institutions.