Scientism

scientism (belief)
A 2012 graphic (Ѻ) comparing and contrasting scientism (atheistic evolution) with: theistic evolution, intelligent design, and creationism beliefs.
In hmolscience, scientism is a notion that has a variety of meanings, tending to refer to persistent efforts over the centuries, from Hobbes and d’Holbach to Capra and Hawking in recent years, to make the latest science serve the construction of a world-view. [1]

In 1922, James Joyce, in his Ulysses, is said to have employed mechanics, based on a “fairly Newtonian model”, and supposedly uses "scientism" of his age as a mode of psychological insight and character development. [2]

In 1995, Caspar Hakfoort published a historiography on the term "scientism". [4]

In 2011, Alexander Rosenberg employed the word scientism as follows: [3]

“In The Atheist’s Guide to Reality I tried to coopt the word ‘scientism’ and to argue that science can answer the persistent philosophical questions that trouble people, including the nature of reality, the purpose of life, the existence of a soul, the grounds of morality, whether we have free will, and the meaning of human history. Most of the answers science gives to these questions are unpopular and people neither understand them nor want to hear them.”

References
1. (a) Hakfoort, Caspar. (1995). “The Historiography of Scientism: A Critical Review” (abs), History of Science, 33:375-395.
(b) Cohen, H. Floris. (2009). “Note about an Unfinished Book on Ostwald by the Late Casper Hakfoort, and About Its Author” (pdf), hp4all.nl.
2. Morrisson, Mark S. (2009). “Science”, in: James Joyce in Context (editor: John McCourt) (§30: pgs. 343-54; pg. 348). Cambridge.
3. Rosenberg, Alex. (2011). The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions (pg. #). W.W. Norton & Co.
4. Hakfoort, Casper. (1995). “The Historiography of Scientism: A Critical Review” (abs), History of Science, 33:375-395.

External links
Scientism – Wikipedia.

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