Toward A New Philosophy Of Biology

Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674896666
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Toward A New Philosophy Of Biology from the Author: Ernst Mayr. Provides a philosophical analysis of such biological concepts as natural selection, adaptation, speciation, and evolution

The New Philosophy And Universal Languages In Seventeenth Century England

Author: Robert E. Stillman
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838753101
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The New Philosophy And Universal Languages In Seventeenth Century England from the Author: Robert E. Stillman. "Robert E. Stillman's book is an effort to restore the neglected history of those new philosophies of seventeenth-century England that sought to align themselves not with radical ideologies, but with the conservative interests of centralizing state power. Against the background of England's universal language movement, his study traces the development of three distinguishable philosophical projects, organized upon three distinguishable theories of language. In all three, a more perfect language comprises both a model and a means for achieving a more perfect philosophy, and that philosophy, in turn, a vehicle for promoting political authority in the state. Those three projects are the new philosophies of Lord Chancellor Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, and Bishop John Wilkins, all of which can be usefully understood in the broader context of the century's cultural politics and in the more specific circumstances of the century's fascination with the construction of a universal language. Bacon, Hobbes, and Wilkins construct philosophies out of deeply held convictions about the need to provide a saving form of knowledge to remedy cultural crises. That saving form of knowledge, as it develops in the lines of linguistic thought that extend from Bacon's Instauration to Wilkins's Philosophical Language, is both a product of and one potent agent in producing the emerging, scientistically designed, modern state."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sceptres And Sciences In The Spains

Author: Ruth Hill
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853235965
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Sceptres And Sciences In The Spains from the Author: Ruth Hill. Sceptres and Sciences argues convincingly that previous research on the Hispanic Late Baroque has underweighted the ideologies of ethnicity and empire embedded in Cartesianism and French neoclassicism. "... a masterful work of scholarship... should become essential reading in the field of Colonial and Spanish Enlightenment Studies."—Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

A New Philosophy Of Society

Author: Manuel DeLanda
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826491693
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A New Philosophy Of Society from the Author: Manuel DeLanda. A new and highly original interrogation of social philosophy from one of the world's leading theorists

Outline Of A New Philosophy

Author: Daniel Greenberg
Publisher: The Sudbury Valley School
ISBN: 9781888947175
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Outline Of A New Philosophy from the Author: Daniel Greenberg.

A New Philosophy

Author: Edouard Le Roy
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596053321
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A New Philosophy from the Author: Edouard Le Roy. "Underneath and beyond the method, you have caught the intention and the spirit...Your study could not be more conscientious or true to the original." - Henri Bergson The famous French philosopher Henri Bergson had but the highest praise for Edouard le Roy's presentation of Bergson's philosophy for the general public in a couple of articles that would form the core of this book, A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson: Henri Bergson. Le Roy hoped that this volume would serve as an introduction, which would make it easier to read and understand Bergson's works, and serve as a primer to his "new philosophy." Bergson's new philosophy essentially argued that the intuition is deeper than the intellect. His work was considered the main challenge to the mechanistic view of nature. A great opponent of Cartesian dualism, he resisted the reduction of psychological phenomena to physical states. Bergson, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1927, is sometimes said to have anticipated features of relativity theory and the modern scientific theories of the mind. EDOUARD LE ROY (1870-1954) was the French philosopher Henri Bergson's most famous pupil. From 1914 until 1921 he functioned as Bergson's "permanent substitute" in the Chair of Modern Philosophy at the Collge de France while the philosopher served on French diplomatic missions.

Reshaping Reason

Author: John McCumber
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253219361
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Reshaping Reason from the Author: John McCumber. In Reshaping Reason, John McCumber breathes new life into American philosophy. Moving past the tired divide between "analytic" and "continental" camps, he proposes new directions to unite a discipline which has become more unfocused and invisible. McCumber recommends a new set of rational tools to enable philosophers and then puts these tools to work to redefine epistemology, ontology, and ethics. Reshaping Reason explores philosophy's achievements and failures in a cold light and paves the way for the discipline to become more meaningful and relevant to society at large.

Compassion

Author: Werner J. Krieglstein
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042009035
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Compassion from the Author: Werner J. Krieglstein. This book makes compassionate caring and connectedness the central themes. Imbedded in the human psyche we find a deep yearning for connection. This book explores the many roadblocks that human beings put in the way of a healthy and respectful dialogue with each other, with nature, and with the universe. It also cites numerous examples from literature, philosophy, and society of a reawakening sense of connectedness.