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Scientific Perspectivism

Scientific Perspectivism

Ronald N. Giere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292120
eISBN:
9780226292144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Many people assume that the claims of scientists are objective truths. But historians, sociologists, and philosophers of science have long argued that scientific claims reflect the particular ... More

The Secret History of EmotionFrom Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science

The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science

Daniel M. Gross

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309798
eISBN:
9780226309934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309934.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Princess Diana's death was a tragedy that provoked mourning across the globe; the death of a homeless person, more often than not, is met with apathy. How can we account for this uneven distribution ... More

Shaping Science with RhetoricThe Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrodinger, and Wilson

Shaping Science with Rhetoric: The Cases of Dobzhansky, Schrodinger, and Wilson

Leah Ceccarelli

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226099064
eISBN:
9780226099088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programs? Why do some attempts to inspire such ... More

Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization

Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization

Hasana Sharp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226750743
eISBN:
9780226750750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There have been many Spinozas over the centuries: atheist, romantic pantheist, great thinker of the multitude, advocate of the liberated individual, and rigorous rationalist. The common thread ... More

Stoicism & Emotion

Stoicism & Emotion

Margaret R. Graver

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305578
eISBN:
9780226305202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305202.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

On the surface, stoicism and emotion seem like contradictory terms. Yet the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were deeply interested in the emotions, which they understood as complex ... More

Studying Human BehaviorHow Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

Helen E. Longino

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226492872
eISBN:
9780226921822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921822.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book enters into the complexities of human behavioral research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of “nature versus nurture.” Rather than supporting one side or another or ... More

The Symbolic Construction of RealityThe Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Jeffrey Andrew Barash (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1933, eminent philosopher Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945) fled Nazi Germany for the United States. His fame in Europe having already been established through a public debate with Martin Heidegger in ... More

Technology and the Good Life?

Technology and the Good Life?

Eric Higgs, Andrew Light, and David Strong Strong (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333861
eISBN:
9780226333885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333885.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Can we use technology in the pursuit of a good life, or are we doomed to having our lives organized and our priorities set by the demands of machines and systems? How can philosophy help us to make ... More

Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and TortureA Philosophical Analysis

Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis

Fritz Allhoff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226014838
eISBN:
9780226014821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226014821.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The general consensus among philosophers is that the use of torture is never justified. This book demonstrates the weakness of the case against torture. While allowing that torture constitutes a ... More

Torture and DignityAn Essay on Moral Injury

Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

J. M. Bernstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Human beings are intrinsically vulnerable, injurable, and dependent creatures. For this reason, the primary source for the meaning of morals is the experience of moral injury. Through investigating ... More

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