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Genomes and What to Make of Them

Genomes and What to Make of Them

Barry Barnes and John Dupre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226172958
eISBN:
9780226172965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The announcement in 2003 that the Human Genome Project had completed its map of the entire human genome was heralded as a stunning scientific breakthrough. Since then, boasts about the benefits—and ... More

German Idealism as Constructivism

German Idealism as Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

German Idealism as Constructivism is Tom Rockmore’s statement on the debate about German idealism between proponents of representationalism and those of constructivism that still plagues our grasp of ... More

The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Stephen E. Braude

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

For over thirty years, the author of this book has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. The book is an account of ... More

Hegel'S theory of Intelligibility

Hegel'S theory of Intelligibility

Rocio Zambrana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280110
eISBN:
9780226280257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280257.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Hegel’s Theory of Intelligibility offers an interpretation of the Science of Logic in light of recent revisionist readings of Hegel. Revisionists have argued that Hegel carries the legacy of Kant’s ... More

Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of PhilosophyOn Original Forgetting

Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting

Richard L. Velkley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852546
eISBN:
9780226852553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852553.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. It argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition’s origins in ... More

Holding On to RealityThe Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Holding On to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Albert Borgmann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066257
eISBN:
9780226066226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book is a history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture to the current Internet mania and is attendant assets and liabilities. ... More

Human PredicamentsAnd What to Do about Them

Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

John Kekes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is about understanding and coping with exceptionally difficult problems that stand in the way of living as we think we should. Living that way depends on pursuing possibilities that ... More

The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

The Idea of Hegel's "Science of Logic"

Stanley Rosen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226065885
eISBN:
9780226065915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226065915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel considered Science of Logic essential to his philosophy, it has received scant commentary compared with the other three books he published in his lifetime. This ... More

In Search of Goodness

In Search of Goodness

Ruth W. Grant (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does a good life look like? How do people become good? Are there multiple, competing possibilities for what counts as a good life, all equally worthy? Or, is there a unified and transcendent ... More

InteranimationsReceiving Modern German Philosophy

Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Robert B. Pippin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259659
eISBN:
9780226259796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

I distinguish here between work on historical figures in philosophy as a form of history and as philosophy, and I defend a conception of the latter. The second and related point takes up the ... More

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