The Limits of Scientific Understanding and their Relevance for the Role of Religion in Psychiatry

Robert H. Belmaker

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    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReligion and Psychiatry
    Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Boundaries
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9780470682203
    ISBN (Print)9780470694718
    StatePublished - 13 Nov 2009


    • Chaos theory - relevancy to psychiatry
    • Controversial issues - religion and the brain
    • Immanuel Kant's 'Two things fill me with awe, The starry skies above and the moral law within'
    • Limits of scientific understanding and role of religion in psychiatry
    • Psychiatrist sole responsibility - for human species and the human mind
    • Psychiatrists' mindset
    • Religious belief - orthogonal to scientific enterprise, dichotomy leading to a dead end
    • Science and religion - seven days a week
    • This feeling of awe - seeing his place in the universe and overcoming difficulties of living, illness, tragedy and setback
    • Three body problem

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine (all)

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