Life After Materialism
For more than a century, science attempted to explain all
human behaviour as the subrational product of unbending chemical, genetic,
or environmental forces. The spiritual side of human nature was ignored,
if not denied outright.
This rigid scientific materialism infected all other areas of human knowledge,
laying the foundations for much of modern psychology, sociology, economics,
and political science. Yet today new developments in biology, physics, and
artificial intelligence are raising serious doubts about scientific materialism
and re-opening the case for the supernatural.
What do these exciting developments mean for the social sciences that were
built upon the foundation of materialism? This project brings together leading
scholars from the natural sciences and those from the humanities and social
sciences in order to explore what the demise of materialism means for reviving
the various disciplines