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Can Scientific Thinking Help Us Cope with Our Existential Problems? Can Religious Thinking Help Us Cope with Our Existential Problems?

  • Shlomo Vinner
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Part of the Mathematics in Mind book series (MATHMIN)

Abstract

In this chapter I discuss the contribution of mathematical thinking, as part of scientific thinking, to coping with our existential problems. I also discuss the contribution of religious thinking to coping with our existential problems. In my opinion, our main existential problems are mortality and suffering (both psychological and physical). Thus, the nature of this chapter is philosophical-psychological.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shlomo Vinner
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  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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