uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A Being or To Be?: Philosophical Thoughts about Future Research on Neuroscience and Religion and the Need for Interdisciplinarity
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. Religionsfilosofi. (Science and Religion)
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Science & Theolgoy, ISSN 1841-0464, Vol. 2, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Can we find a theoretical framework that could build bridges between different disciplines that broadens our insight into the religious dimension of a human being? In the present paper it is suggested that being should be comprehended as comprising ‘being’ in terms of ‘a being’ (ein Wesen) and in terms of ‘being’ (sein). Hence ‘being’ reflects the person’s neurological-physiological aspects as well as her cultural-religious-personal aspects. If this distinction were to be applied to the study of a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, this would entail that the neurological and physiological aspects of the person would be considered along with the psychological and spiritual person encapsulated in the damaged brain and body, as well as her relations towards her environment. It is also emphasized that, if a full explanation of a human (religious) being is to be given, it has to be done from the perspective of different disciplines. Such an explanation would be valuable for maximizing well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 2, no 1
Keyword [en]
Interdisciplinarity, neuroscience, religious being, Alzheimer’s disease, reductionism
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-76493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-76493DiVA: diva2:104405
Available from: 2006-11-27 Created: 2006-11-27 Last updated: 2011-01-11

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

By organisation
Department of Theology
Religious Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 528 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf