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Understanding Human Experience

Reason and Faith

Edited By Francesco Botturi

Experience is a very basic concept and, at the same time, an extremely complex subject. How does our everyday experience as a human being relate with scientific knowledge and moral conduct? What kind of mutual relationship lies between human experience, reason and faith? This book gathers the results of a joint philosophical research which puts human experience in question from the diverse perspectives of a selected group of scholars. These collected essays lead the reader through a wide investigation articulated in two stages: the first goes from epistemology to theory of experience and the second moves from theory of experience to theology. Special attention is devoted to the many implications of human experience in the much debated and controversial relationship between reason and faith. The outcome is a plural account which looks with deep interest at a wide range of human experiences, especially those intertwined with the field of natural sciences, the challenges of ethical normativity or the traits of religious commitment.

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Authors Index Francesco Botturi is Full Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan. Giuseppe Colombo is Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Catholic University of Brescia. Ciro De Florio is a postdoc researcher in Logic and Epistemology at the Catholic University of Milan. Massimo Epis is Associate Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Theological Faculty of Milan. Sergio Galvan is Full Professor of Logic at the Catholic University of Milan. Alessandro Giordani is Researcher and Lecturer in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science at the Catholic University of Milan. Paolo Gomarasca is Researcher and Lecturer in Moral Philosophy and Philosophical Anthropology at the Catholic University of Milan. Pierluigi Lia is Lecturer in Introduction to Theology at the Catholic University of Milan. Paolo Monti is a postdoc researcher in Moral Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan. Giacomo Samek Lodovici is Researcher in Moral Philosophy and Lec- turer in History of Moral Doctrines at the Catholic University of Milan.

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