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Engendering Rationalities
Engendering Rationalities (October 2001)
Nancy Tuana - Editor
Sandra Morgen - Editor

Cutting edge feminist investigations of rationality.

Engendering Rationalities
brings together theorists whose work has been foundational to the development of feminist investigations of reason, objectivity, and knowledge with the work of scholars who build up and extend their insights. Contributors not only question standard conceptions of truth, objectivity, and our realist conceptions of the relationships between ...(Read More)
 
 
Selection Theory and Social Construction
Selection Theory and Social Construction (August 2001)
The Evolutionary Naturalistic Epistemology of Donald T. Campbell
Cecilia Heyes - Editor
David L. Hull - Editor

Top scholars examine the work of Donald T. Campbell, one of the first to emphasize the social structure of science.

In his long career, Donald T. Campbell made important contributions to social psychology, anthropology, sociology, education, science studies, and epistemology. In this anthology, the authors concentrate on his epistemology, in particular his evolutionary, naturalistic epistemology. The four philosophers, two psychologist...(Read More)
 
 
Transpersonal Knowing
Transpersonal Knowing (July 2000)
Exploring the Horizon of Consciousness
Tobin Hart - Editor
Peter L. Nelson - Editor
Kaisa Puhakka - Editor

The freshest and most respected thinkers in transpersonal psychology explore the myriad pathways to knowledge.

Offering the perspectives of some of the most respected thinkers in transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies, this book explores the farther reaches of knowing, both ourselves and the world, described here as transpersonal, post-conventional, or spiritual. The contributors' work is presented from their own authentic...(Read More)
 
 
Human Sciences
Human Sciences (June 2000)
Reappraising the Humanities Through History and Philosophy
Jens Hoyrup - Author

Offers historical and philosophical arguments for treating the humanities as sciences.

Human Sciences assesses the importance and value of the humanities historically and philosophically, and makes the case for treating them as sciences. Through careful examination of the characteristics they share with the natural and social sciences, as well as what distinguishes them from other scientific fields, the book argues that the huma...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics and Its Task
Metaphysics and Its Task (July 1999)
The Search for the Categorial Foundation of Knowledge
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

By offering the first systematic analysis of the nature of the discipline, Metaphysics and Its Task answers why metaphysics always recovers from the attacks it has been subjected to throughout its history. This is done by examining its object, method, aim, and the kind of propositions of which it is composed. In addition to presenting a new conception of metaphysics and an explanation of the resilience of the discipline, the book offers a nov...(Read More)
 
 
Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge
Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge (April 1999)
Phillip Ferreira - Author

Arguing against those who situate F.H. Bradley as a skeptic, mystic, or empiricist, this book makes a case for understanding his thought firmly in the tradition of rationalistic idealism.
"Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge provides a readable guide to a difficult philosopher. It contains numerous insights and it reveals some unexpected ramifications of Bradley's views. Moreover, it does this repeatedly and in surprising place...(Read More)
 
 
Knowing and Value
Knowing and Value (October 1998)
Toward a Constructive Postmodern Epistemology
Frederick Ferre - Author

Offers a postmodern theory of knowledge based on an ecological worldview that stresses real relations and the pervasiveness of values.

Modern thought, finally free from premodern excesses of belief, immediately fell prey to excesses of doubt. This book points toward a postmodern approach to knowing that moves beyond the tired choice between dogma and skepticism. Its key deconstructive aim is to help contemporary philoso...(Read More)
 
 
Of Two Minds
Of Two Minds (February 1998)
The Nature of Inquiry
James Blachowicz - Author

Proposes a resolution to the paradox of inquiry, originally formulated in Plato's Meno and most recently the focus of the "logic of discovery" debate in the philosophy of science.

This book examines the nature of inquiry--the general method by which we expand our knowledge. It proposes a resolution of the paradox of inquiry, originally formulated in Plato's Meno and most recently the focus of the "l...(Read More)
 
 
Transformations in Consciousness
Transformations in Consciousness (July 1995)
The Metaphysics and Epistemology. Franklin Merrell-Wolff Containing His Introceptualism
Franklin Merrell-Wolff - Author

This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness.
This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--that embraces the wider ranges opened by the door of realization--while not excluding the contents of the more common experience. A realization in consciousness that finds no place...(Read More)
 
 
Reason, Regulation, and Realism
Reason, Regulation, and Realism (March 1995)
Towards a Regulatory Systems Theory of Reason and Evolutionary Epistemology
C. A. Hooker - Author

This book develops a new naturalist theory of reason and scientific knowledge from a synthesis of philosophy and the new sciences of complex adaptive systems. In particular, the theory of partially self-organizing regulatory systems is now emerging as central to all the life and social sciences, and this book shows how these ideas can be used to illuminate and satisfyingly reconstruct our basic philosophical concepts and principles.

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