This episode wraps up a multi-part series on my recent publication "Psychology: The Science of the Soul". Here, we hear from Manly P. Hall, who offers a comprehensive critique of the modern paradigm of "scientific materialism". He emphasizes the idea that secular science breeds a number of psychological and social ills. He notes that religion and science function as thesis-antithesis to each other: one focuses on the inner life, the other focuses on the outer world. Both need each other, and neither is complete without the influence of its counterpart. He also notes that philosophy is the agent intended to bind and synthesize these two together. Through philosophy, science can be re-ensouled with religion.
Throughout this lecture, MPH utilizes the Darwinian theory of evolution as a case study in which to investigate the larger themes associated with the paradigm of scientific materialism.
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