A New Natural Philosophy: Implementing the Vision of C.S. Lewis

In The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis noted that the “triumphs [of science] may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” This can easily leave an eager science teacher confused even if he agrees. How do we do this? What decisions and steps might administrators and teachers make in the Christian Classical renewal in order to heed this call to repentance issued by Lewis? Lewis
is concerned with scientism, reductionism and science’s dreams of power. This session will discuss basic principles and a new trajectory for our classrooms that can overcome these perennial pitfalls for science. The session will explore how employing a holistic curriculum, an incarnational pedagogy, and an interdisciplinary approach can begin to address Lewis’ concerns.