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Abstract: We consider Einstein-s attitude with regard to religion both fromsociological and epistemological points of view. An attempt to put it into awider socio-historical perspective has been made, with the emphasis on hisethnic and religious background. The great scientist was neither anatheist nora believer in the orthodox sense and the closest labels one might apply wouldbe pantheism-cosmism ontological view and agnosticism epistemological view.His ideas on the divine could be considered as a continuation of a line thatcan be traced back to Philo of Alexandria, who himself followed the GreekStoics and Neoplatonists and especially Baruch Spinoza. Einstein-s scientificor rational and religious or intuitive thinking was deeply rooted in theHellenic culture.



Author: V. Djokovic, P. Grujic

Source: https://arxiv.org/



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