Reduction of Science into Scientism
This qualitative study addresses key issues of relationship between scientific knowledge, meaning of life and moral values. It explores how degeneration of science into scientism desacralizes knowledge as well as language and generates reductive view of Reality and Truth. Charting through major Western philosophical movements like empiricism, nominalism as well as designative and postmodern theories of language, it leads on to the finding that exclusive reliance on scientific materialism axes spiritual dimension of life, coarsens moral values as well as ethics and promotes a pessimistic, selfish model of human life and human nature. This insight will offer possibilities to reread and rethink about the interconnections between the sacred and secular domains of life and make a quest for the forgotten source of knowledge, thereby reaching out to a more inclusive, fuller perspective on life.