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The Freedom of Science

By Joseph Donat
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Imprimatur.
  • Author's Preface To The English Edition.
  • Translator's Note.
  • First Section. The Freedom of Science and its Philosophical Basis.
    • Chapter I. Science And Freedom.
      • Science.
      • Freedom.
    • Science.
    • Freedom.
    • Chapter II. Two Views Of The World And Their Freedom.
      • The Christian View of the World and its Freedom.
      • The Modern Idea of Freedom.
      • The Humanitarian View of the World.
      • The Autonomous Man.
      • The Period of Man's Emancipation.
    • The Christian View of the World and its Freedom.
    • The Modern Idea of Freedom.
    • The Humanitarian View of the World.
    • The Autonomous Man.
    • The Period of Man's Emancipation.
    • Chapter III. Subjectivism And Its Freedom.
      • Objectivism and Subjectivism.
      • The Autonomy of Reason.
      • The Modern Separation of Knowledge and Faith.
      • Relative Truth.
    • Objectivism and Subjectivism.
    • The Autonomy of Reason.
    • The Modern Separation of Knowledge and Faith.
    • Relative Truth.
  • Second Section. Freedom of Research and Faith.
    • Chapter I. Research And Faith In General.
      • Introduction.
      • What Faith is Not.
      • What Faith Is.
      • Faith and Reason.
    • Introduction.
    • What Faith is Not.
    • What Faith Is.
    • Faith and Reason.
    • Chapter II. The Authority Of Faith And The Free Exercise Of Research.
      • Preliminary Remarks.
      • 1. Authority of Faith and Private Authority.
      • 2. Science Retains its Method of Research.
      • 3. Restraint Only in the Province of Revelation.
      • 4. Infallible and Non-Infallible Teachings.
      • Obedience of Faith and Freedom of Action.
      • Obedience of Faith and Injury to Science.
      • Erravimus.
    • Preliminary Remarks.
    • 1. Authority of Faith and Private Authority.
    • 2. Science Retains its Method of Research.
    • 3. Restraint Only in the Province of Revelation.
    • 4. Infallible and Non-Infallible Teachings.
    • Obedience of Faith and Freedom of Action.
    • Obedience of Faith and Injury to Science.
    • Erravimus.
    • Chapter III. Unprepossession Of Research.
      • What It Is.
      • Unprepossession and Religious Conviction.
      • The Duty to Believe and Scientific Demonstration.
      • What Unprepossession is Not.
      • An Erroneous Supposition.
    • What It Is.
    • Unprepossession and Religious Conviction.
    • The Duty to Believe and Scientific Demonstration.
    • What Unprepossession is Not.
    • An Erroneous Supposition.
    • Chapter IV. Accusations And Objections.
      • The Enemy of Progress.
      • The Testimony of History.
      • A False Progress.
      • The Syllabus.
      • The Condemnation of Modernism.
      • The Index.
      • Galileo, and Other Topics.
      • Comments on the Galileo Case.
      • Copernicus on the Index till 1835.
    • The Enemy of Progress.
    • The Testimony of History.
    • A False Progress.
    • The Syllabus.
    • The Condemnation of Modernism.
    • The Index.
    • Galileo, and Other Topics.
    • Comments on the Galileo Case.
    • Copernicus on the Index till 1835.
    • Chapter V. The Witnesses of the Incompatibility Of Science And Faith.
      • The Objection.
      • The Old Masters.
      • Modern Times.
      • Mature Science Respects Faith.
    • The Objection.
    • The Old Masters.
    • Modern Times.
    • Mature Science Respects Faith.
  • Third Section. The Liberal Freedom of Research.
    • The Yoke of the Sun.
    • Chapter I. Free From The Yoke Of The Supernatural.
      • Ignoramus, We Ignore.
      • The Principle of Exclusive Natural Causation.
      • “I Know not Jesus Christ, His Only Begotten Son, Our Lord.”
      • The Truth is not in Them.
    • Ignoramus, We Ignore.
    • The Principle of Exclusive Natural Causation.
    • “I Know not Jesus Christ, His Only Begotten Son, Our Lord.”
    • The Truth is not in Them.
    • Chapter II. The Unscientific Method.
      • False Reasoning.
      • Without Knowledge of the Human Nature.
      • Mental Bondage.
      • Without Earnestness.
      • Without Reverence.
    • False Reasoning.
    • Without Knowledge of the Human Nature.
    • Mental Bondage.
    • Without Earnestness.
    • Without Reverence.
    • Chapter III. The Bitter Fruit.
      • The Vocation of Science.
      • Are We Still Christians?
      • Reduced to Beggary.
      • Despairing of Truth.
      • In All Directions of the Compass.
      • Without Peace and without Joy.
      • A Rock in the Waters.
    • The Vocation of Science.
    • Are We Still Christians?
    • Reduced to Beggary.
    • Despairing of Truth.
    • In All Directions of the Compass.
    • Without Peace and without Joy.
    • A Rock in the Waters.
  • Fourth Section. Freedom of Teaching.
    • Preliminary Conceptions and Distinctions.
    • Chapter I. Freedom Of Teaching And Ethics.
      • Freedom of Teaching is Necessary.
      • A Twofold Freedom of Teaching and Its Presumption.
      • Unlimited Freedom in Teaching not Demanded.
        • 1. Not by Veracity.
        • 2. Not the Duty of Science.
        • 3. No Innate Right.
      • 1. Not by Veracity.
      • 2. Not the Duty of Science.
      • 3. No Innate Right.
      • Unrestricted Freedom of Teaching Inadmissible.
      • “Every One to Form His Own Judgment”?
      • “Knowledge does no Harm”?
      • “The Vehicle of Truth.”
      • Serious Charges.
      • Tell Me with Whom Thou Goest.
      • The Responsibility before History.
    • Freedom of Teaching is Necessary.
    • A Twofold Freedom of Teaching and Its Presumption.
    • Unlimited Freedom in Teaching not Demanded.
      • 1. Not by Veracity.
      • 2. Not the Duty of Science.
      • 3. No Innate Right.
    • 1. Not by Veracity.
    • 2. Not the Duty of Science.
    • 3. No Innate Right.
    • Unrestricted Freedom of Teaching Inadmissible.
    • “Every One to Form His Own Judgment”?
    • “Knowledge does no Harm”?
    • “The Vehicle of Truth.”
    • Serious Charges.
    • Tell Me with Whom Thou Goest.
    • The Responsibility before History.
    • Chapter II. Freedom Of Teaching And The State.
      • Universities as State Institutions.
      • The Object of the State.
      • Protection for the Spiritual Foundations of Life.
      • Protection for Christianity.
      • Restriction of Right.
      • The Freedom of Teaching in History.
      • Freedom of Teaching and Party Rule.
      • Free Universities.
      • The Church and the Universities.
    • Universities as State Institutions.
    • The Object of the State.
    • Protection for the Spiritual Foundations of Life.
    • Protection for Christianity.
    • Restriction of Right.
    • The Freedom of Teaching in History.
    • Freedom of Teaching and Party Rule.
    • Free Universities.
    • The Church and the Universities.
  • Fifth Section. Theology.
    • Chapter I. Theology And Science.
      • Theology as a Science.
      • Theology and Progress.
      • Theology and Freedom of Science.
      • Ecclesiastical Supervision of Teaching.
      • The Oath Against Modernism.
      • Bonds of Love, not of Servitude.
    • Theology as a Science.
    • Theology and Progress.
    • Theology and Freedom of Science.
    • Ecclesiastical Supervision of Teaching.
    • The Oath Against Modernism.
    • Bonds of Love, not of Servitude.
    • Chapter II. Theology And University.
      • Do we Desire to Remain Christians?
      • Theological Faculty in State and Church.
      • Law and Freedom. An Epilogue.
    • Do we Desire to Remain Christians?
    • Theological Faculty in State and Church.
    • Law and Freedom. An Epilogue.
  • Index.
  • Footnotes
  • Credits
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