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AbysmalA Critique of Cartographic Reason

Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Gunnar Olsson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple ... More

Aristotle's Dialogue with SocratesOn the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Ronna Burger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080505
eISBN:
9780226080543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life for a human being? Aristotle's exploration of this question in the Nicomachean Ethics has established it as a founding work of Western philosophy, though its teachings have long ... More

Aristotle's PoliticsLiving Well and Living Together

Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Eugene Garver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226284026
eISBN:
9780226284040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

“Man is a political animal,” Aristotle asserts near the beginning of the Politics. In this reading of one of the foundational texts of political philosophy, this book traces the surprising ... More

Art and Truth after Plato

Art and Truth after Plato

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite its foundational role in the history of philosophy, Plato's famous argument that art does not have access to truth or knowledge is now rarely examined, in part because recent philosophers ... More

Articulating the WorldConceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Joseph Rouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The most difficult challenge for naturalists in philosophy is accounting for scientific understanding of nature as itself a scientifically intelligible natural phenomenon. This book advances ... More

Artistic LicenseThe Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation

Artistic License: The Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation

Darren Hudson Hick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226460109
eISBN:
9780226460383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460383.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Artistic License aims at analyzing the right of copyright, given its essential underlying principles in the law, and its relation to contemporary artistic practice. As several legal theorists argue, ... More

Autonomy After AuschwitzAdorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Martin Shuster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant’s notion of autonomy remains influential and important, not only for his immediate successors, but also well beyond them. This notion, however, is exposed to a powerful critique in Horkheimer ... More

Borrowed KnowledgeChaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines

Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines

Stephen H. Kellert

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429786
eISBN:
9780226429809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

What happens to scientific knowledge when researchers outside the natural sciences bring elements of the latest trend across disciplinary boundaries for their own purposes? Researchers in fields from ... More

Chance in Evolution

Chance in Evolution

Grant Ramsey and Charles H. Pence (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401744
eISBN:
9780226401911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary biology since Darwin has seen a dramatic entrenchment and elaboration of the role of chance in evolution. It is nearly impossible to discuss contemporary evolutionary theory in any depth ... More

Collective Memory and the Historical Past

Collective Memory and the Historical Past

Jeffrey Andrew Barash

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399157
eISBN:
9780226399294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399294.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If collective remembrance is as old as human communal existence and the age-old practices that forge its cohesion, theoretical preoccupation with the phenomenon of collective memory is relatively ... More

Coming to MindThe Soul and Its Body

Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Contrary to popular rumor, brain science has not shown that souls are an illusion – not if by soul we mean what it is about a person that acts and thinks, often creatively, what makes choices and ... More

Confronting Aristotle's EthicsAncient and Modern Morality

Confronting Aristotle's Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality

Eugene Garver

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226283982
eISBN:
9780226284019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284019.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. Some might say that the good life means doing good—improving one's community and the lives of others. ... More

Contesting Nietzsche

Contesting Nietzsche

Christa Davis Acampora

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923901
eISBN:
9780226923918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923918.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work offers a rethinking of Friedrich Nietzsche’s crucial notion of the agon. Analyzing an array of primary and secondary sources and synthesizing decades of Nietzsche scholarship, it shows how ... More

Creatively UndecidedToward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

Menachem Fisch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514482
eISBN:
9780226514659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514659.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Creatively Undecided offers a new way to look at how scientific understandings change. Thomas Kuhn has shown us how scientific practice and thinking depends on the normative framework in which it is ... More

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

Data-Centric BiologyA Philosophical Study

Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study

Sabina Leonelli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226416335
eISBN:
9780226416502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416502.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The convergence of new technologies for the production, dissemination and analysis of scientific data and new regulatory regimes has provoked a reshuffling of priorities in research practices and ... 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

The Distressed BodyRethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

Drew Leder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396071
eISBN:
9780226396248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396248.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This volume uses phenomenological and hermeneutical tools to look at “distressed bodies” – including the experiences and treatment of sick patients, prisoners, and animals. These groups are ... More

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