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Darwinism and Philosophy

Darwinism and Philosophy

  • Author: Vittorio Hösle,Christian Illies
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780268030728
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 392
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The philosophically most challenging science today, arguably, is no longer physics but biology. It is hardly an exaggeration to state that Charles Darwin has shaped modern evolutionary biology more significantly than anyone else. Moreover, since Darwin's day, philosophers and scientists have realized the enormous philosophical potential of Darwinism and have tried to expand his insights well beyond the limits of biology. However, no consensus has been achieved. The aim of this collection of essays is to revive a comprehensive discussion of the meaning and the philosophical implications of Darwinism. The contributors to Darwinism and Philosophy are international scholars from the fields of philosophy, science, and history of ideas. A strength of this collection is that it brings together sustained reflection from American and Continental philosophical traditions. The conclusions of the contributors vary, but taken together their essays successfully map the problems of interpreting Darwinism.

Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy

Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policy

  • Author: Alexander Rosenberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521664073
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 257
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A collection of essays by Alexander Rosenberg, the distinguished philosopher of science. The essays cover three broad areas related to Darwinian thought and naturalism: the first deals with the solution of philosophical problems such as reductionism, the second with the development of social theories, and the third with the intersection of evolutionary biology with economics, political philosophy, and public policy. Specific papers deal with naturalistic epistemology, the limits of reductionism, the biological justification of ethics, the so-called 'trolley problem' in moral philosophy, the political philosophy of biological endowments, and the Human Genome Project and its implications for policy. Rosenberg's important writings on a variety of issues are here organized into a coherent philosophical framework which promises to be a significant and controversial contribution to scholarship in many areas.

The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought

The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought

  • Author: John Dewey
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809327003
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 246
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Presenting Dewey’s new view of philosophical inquiry This critical edition of The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought presents the results of John Dewey’s patient construction, throughout the previous sixteen years, of the radically new view of the methods and concerns of philosophical inquiry. It was a view that he continued to defend for the rest of his life. In the 1910 The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought—the first collection of Dewey’s previously published, edited essays—John Dewey provided readers with an overview of the scope and direction of his philosophical vision in one volume. The order in which the eleven essays were presented was a reverse chronology, with more recently published essays appearing first. The collection of eleven essays offered a detailed portrait of Dewey’s proposed reconstruction of the traditional concepts of knowledge and truth. It furthermore elaborated on how his new logic and his proposal regarding knowledge and truth fit comfortably together, not only with each other but also with a pragmatically proper understanding of belief, reality, and experience. Because material in the Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882–1953 was published chronologically, however, the essays published together in the 1910 Darwin book have appeared in seven different volumes in the Collected Works. This new, critical edition restores a classic collection of essays authored and edited by John Dewey as they originally appeared in the volume. The edition is presented with ancillary materials, including responses by Dewey’s critics and an introduction by Douglas Browning.

Human Nature After Darwin

Human Nature After Darwin

A Philosophical Introduction

  • Author: Janet Radcliffe Richards
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134615825
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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Human Nature After Darwin is an original investigation of the implications of Darwinism for our understanding of ourselves and our situation. It casts new light on current Darwinian controversies, also providing an introduction to philosophical reasoning and a range of philosophical problems. Janet Radcliffe Richards claims that many current battles about Darwinism are based on mistaken assumptions about the implications of the rival views. Her analysis of these implications provides a much-needed guide to the fundamentals of Darwinism and the so-called Darwin wars, as well as providing a set of philosophical techniques relevant to wide areas of moral and political debate. The lucid presentation makes the book an ideal introduction to both philosophy and Darwinism as well as a substantive contribution to topics of intense current controversy. It will be of interest to students of philosophy, science and the social sciences, and critical thinking.

Darwinism and Its Discontents

Darwinism and Its Discontents

  • Author: Michael Ruse
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052182947X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 316
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This book presents an ardent defence of Darwin's theory of evolution, exploring recent controversies such as Creationism.

Evolution 2.0

Evolution 2.0

Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences

  • Author: Martin Brinkworth,Friedel Weinert
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642204968
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 264
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These essays by leading philosophers and scientists focus on recent ideas at the forefront of modern Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the challenges they raise as well as open problems. This interdisciplinary volume is unique in that it addresses the key notions of evolutionary theory in approaches to the mind, in the philosophy of biology, in the social sciences and humanities; furthermore it considers recent challenges to, and extensions of, Neo-Darwinism. The essays demonstrate that Darwinism is an evolving paradigm, with a sphere of influence far greater than even Darwin is likely to have imagined when he published ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859.

Darwinism, Philosophy, and Experimental Biology

Darwinism, Philosophy, and Experimental Biology

  • Author: Ute Deichmann,Anthony S. Travis
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9048199018
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 140
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Conference proceedings of 2009 (year of Darwin) international conference on Darwin, held in Israel.

Philosophy After Darwin

Philosophy After Darwin

Classic and Contemporary Readings

  • Author: Michael Ruse
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691135533
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 580
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An anthology of essential writings that cover some of the most influential ideas about the philosophical implications of Darwinism, since the publication of "On the Origin of Species".

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Joseph James Chambliss
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780815311775
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 720
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Early Debates On Instrumentalism,

Early Debates On Instrumentalism,

  • Author: John R. Shook
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9781843716105
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 360
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