Symposium 2

Science, religion and human values

Kostas Tampakis

Questions of the morality and the values that guide or should guide the study of nature have a history at least as long as modern scientific practice. In the various rhetorics and discourses that have been developed to address such questions, religion has been a constant presence, either as a measure of comparison, a valued ally or a feared adversary. This symposium proposes to examine aspects of these interactions between scientific practice, religion and human values, in the course of the 20th century.