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In Mendel s Mirror

In Mendel s Mirror Author Philip Kitcher
ISBN-10 0195348559
Release 2003-03-27
Pages 410
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Philip Kitcher is one of the leading figures in the philosophy of science today. Here he collects, for the first time, many of his published articles on the philosophy of biology, spanning from the mid-1980's to the present. The book's title refers to Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk who was one of the first scientists to develop a theory of heredity. Mendel's work has been deeply influential to our understanding of our selves and our world, just as the study of genetics today will have a profound and long-term impact on future scientific research. Kitcher's articles cover a broad range of topics with similar philosophical and social significance: sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, species, race, altruism, genetic determinism, and the rebirth of creationism in Intelligent Design. Kitcher's work on the intersection of biology and the philosophy of science is both unprecedented and wide-ranging, and will appeal not only to philosophers of science, but to scholars and students across disciplines.



The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher

The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher Author Mark Couch
ISBN-10 9780190624699
Release 2016-05-12
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The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher contains eleven chapters on the work of noted philosopher Philip Kitcher, whose work is known for its broad range and insightfulness. Topics covered include philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of mathematics, ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of religion. Each of the chapters is followed by a reply from Kitcher himself. This first significant edited volume devoted to examining Kitcher's work is an essential reference for anyone interested in understanding this important philosopher.



Primates and Philosophers

Primates and Philosophers Author Frans de Waal
ISBN-10 1400830338
Release 2009-01-12
Pages 232
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Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice? "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. In this provocative book, renowned primatologist Frans de Waal argues that modern-day evolutionary biology takes far too dim a view of the natural world, emphasizing our "selfish" genes and reinforcing our habit of labeling ethical behavior as humane and the less civilized as animalistic. Seeking the origin of human morality not in evolution but in human culture, science insists that we are moral by choice, not by nature. Citing remarkable evidence based on his extensive research of primate behavior, de Waal attacks "Veneer Theory," which posits morality as a thin overlay on an otherwise nasty nature. He explains how we evolved from a long line of animals that care for the weak and build cooperation with reciprocal transactions. Drawing on Darwin, recent scientific advances, and his extensive research of primate behavior, de Waal demonstrates a strong continuity between human and animal behavior. He probes issues such as anthropomorphism and human responsibilities toward animals. His compelling account of how human morality evolved out of mammalian society will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered about the origins and reach of human goodness. Based on the Tanner Lectures de Waal delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values in 2004, Primates and Philosophers includes responses by the philosophers Peter Singer, Christine M. Korsgaard, and Philip Kitcher and the science writer Robert Wright. They press de Waal to clarify the differences between humans and other animals, yielding a lively debate that will fascinate all those who wonder about the origins and reach of human goodness.



Science in a Democratic Society

Science in a Democratic Society Author Philip Kitcher
ISBN-10 1616144076
Release 2011
Pages 270
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In this successor to his pioneering Science, Truth, and Democracy, the author revisits the topic explored in his previous work--namely, the challenges of integrating science, the most successful knowledge-generating system of all time, with the problems of democracy. But in this new work, the author goes far beyond that earlier book in studying places at which the practice of science fails to answer social needs. He considers a variety of examples of pressing concern, ranging from climate change to religiously inspired constraints on biomedical research to the neglect of diseases that kill millions of children annually, analyzing the sources of trouble. He shows the fallacies of thinking that democracy always requires public debate of issues most people cannot comprehend, and argues that properly constituted expertise is essential to genuine democracy. No previous book has treated the place of science in democratic society so comprehensively and systematically, with attention to different aspects of science and to pressing problems of our times.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113534312
Release 2003
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132685939
Release 2007
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Toward a Philosophy of Science Policy

Toward a Philosophy of Science Policy Author Robert Frodeman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015069201310
Release 2004
Pages 124
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Phenomenological Inquiry

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ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036066454
Release 2006
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The Key reporter

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ISBN-10 IND:30000107681300
Release 2001
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Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association Author American Philosophical Association
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062073500
Release 2003
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List of members in v. 1- .



Pragmatism nation and race

Pragmatism  nation  and race Author Chad Kautzer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080847505
Release 2009-05-22
Pages 319
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Pragmatism's engagement with contemporary American issues



Findings

Findings Author Hugh Aldersey-Williams
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121565183
Release 2005-01
Pages 280
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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Author Michael Ruse
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131771896
Release 2008
Pages 337
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The definitive work on the philosophical nature and impact of the theories of Charles Darwin, written by a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism. Broadly explores the theories of Charles Darwin and Darwin studies Incorporates much information about modern Biology Offers a comprehensive discussion of Darwinism and Christianity - including Creationism - by one of the leading authorities in the field Written in clear, concise, user-friendly language supplemented with quality illustrations Examines the status of evolutionary theory as a genuine theory and its implications for philosophy, epistemology and ethics Provides a strong understanding of the philosophical nature and impact of Darwin's thought Holds wide appeal for general audiences outside the world of academic philosophy Strongly supports Darwinism and fully explores modern naturalistic explanations of religion



Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
ISBN-10 00158119
Release 2002
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The Don Giovanni moment

The Don Giovanni moment Author Lydia Goehr
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114217917
Release 2006
Pages 238
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Mozart's Don Giovanniis an operatic masterpiece full of iconic and mythical tensions that still resonate today. The work redefines the terms of power, seduction, and morality, and the resulting conflict between the aesthetic and the ethical is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment and romanticism. TheDon Giovanni Momentis the first book to examine the aesthetic and moral legacy of Mozart's opera in the literature, philosophy, and culture of the nineteenth century. The prominent scholars in this collection address the opera's impact on the philosophical visions of Kierkegaard, Goethe, and Williams and its influence on the literary and dramatic works of Pushkin, Hoffmann, Mörike, Byron, Wagner, Strauss, and Shaw. Through a close and careful analysis of Don Giovanni's literary and philosophical reception and its many appropriations, rewritings, and retellings, these contributors treat the opera as a vantage point from which theory and philosophy can reconsider romanticism's central themes. As lively and passionate as the opera itself, these essays continue the spirited debate over the meaning and character of Don Giovanniand its powerful legacy. Together they prove that Mozart's brilliant artistic achievement is as potent and relevant today as when it was first performed two centuries ago.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043145
Release 2003
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The Mankind Quarterly

The Mankind Quarterly Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066042022
Release 2004
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