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Darwinian ReductionismOr, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology

Darwinian Reductionism: Or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology

Alexander Rosenberg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226727295
eISBN:
9780226727318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226727318.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

After the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, scientists working in molecular biology embraced reductionism—the theory that all complex systems can be understood in terms of their components. ... More

The Decision Between UsArt and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

John Paul Ricco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Based upon his reading of the contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy on sense, aesthetics and ethics, in this book John Paul Ricco argues that separation is the archi-spatiality or ... More

Deconstructing DignityA Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Scott Cutler Shershow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The question of a “right to die” — or what is sometimes called euthanasia or assisted-suicide — remains today the subject of vexed legal, political, ethical and philosophic debates. The Sacred ... More

Deep RhetoricPhilosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom

Deep Rhetoric: Philosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom

James Crosswhite

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016344
eISBN:
9780226016511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016511.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Rhetoric is the counterpart of logic,” claimed Aristotle. “Rhetoric is the first part of logic rightly understood,” Martin Heidegger concurred. “Rhetoric is the universal form of human ... More

Encounters & ReflectionsConversations with Seth Benardete

Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Seth Benardete

Ronna Burger (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042787
eISBN:
9780226042770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents a portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete that reflects on both the people he knew and the topics which fascinated him throughout his career. The first part of the book ... More

The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

Laurence Lampert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226039480
eISBN:
9780226039510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039510.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that the enduring importance of Leo Strauss lies in his recovery of the exoteric art of writing. That art was universally practiced by the greatest thinkers in Western philosophy and ... More

The Female in Aristotle's BiologyReason or Rationalization

The Female in Aristotle's Biology: Reason or Rationalization

Robert Mayhew

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226512006
eISBN:
9780226512020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512020.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

While Aristotle's writings on biology are considered to be among his best, the comments he makes about females in these works are widely regarded as the nadir of his philosophical oeuvre. Among many ... More

The Foundations of Natural MoralityOn the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

S. Adam Seagrave

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123431
eISBN:
9780226123578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123578.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues for a concept of natural morality that unites the concepts of natural rights and the natural law in a new and compelling way. Drawing on the thought of John Locke and St. Thomas ... More

Freedom as Marronage

Freedom as Marronage

Neil Roberts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the meaning of freedom through its fundamental relationship to the experience of slavery. It makes transparent a central insight on the human condition often ignored or disavowed ... More

Freedom Beyond SovereigntyReconstructing Liberal Individualism

Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism

Sharon R. Krause

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226234694
eISBN:
9780226234724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234724.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Individual agency is an emergent property of intersubjective exchanges, not solely a function of faculties such as the will that are strictly internal to the individual. It eludes personal control ... More

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