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Romantic Science
Romantic Science (July 2003)
The Literary Forms of Natural History
Noah Heringman - Editor

Uncovers the vital role that new scientific discoveries played in Romantic literary culture.

Although "romantic science" may sound like a paradox, much of the romance surrounding modern science—the mad scientist, the intuitive genius, the utopian transformation of nature—originated in the Romantic period. Romantic Science traces the literary and cultural politics surrounding the formation of t...(Read More)
 
 
Anaximander in Context
Anaximander in Context (October 2002)
New Studies in the Origins of Greek Philosophy
Dirk L. Couprie - Author
Robert Hahn - Author
Gerard Naddaf - Author

Places the development of Anaximander's thought within social, political, cosmological, astronomical, and technological contexts.

Promoting a new, broadly interdisciplinary horizon for future studies in early Greek philosophy, Dirk L. Couprie, Robert Hahn, and Gerard Naddaf establish the cultural context in which Anaximander's thought developed and in which the origins of Greek philosophy unfolded in its ear...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming Immortal
Becoming Immortal (April 2002)
Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy
Stanley Shostak - Author

Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

Providing the philosophical, practical, and theoretical leverage for abandoning evolution and development in favor of engineering human beings, Becoming Immortal examines the directions biological change might take if civilization were to take charge of its own destiny. With the aid of embryonic man...(Read More)
 
 
Anaximander and the Architects
Anaximander and the Architects (January 2001)
The Contributions of Egyptian and Greek Architectural Technologies to the Origins of Greek Philosophy
Robert Hahn - Author

Uses textual and archaeological evidence to argue that emerging Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies were crucial to the origins and development of Greek philosophy.

Anaximander and the Architects opens a previously unexplored avenue into Presocratic philosophy--the technology of monumental architecture. The evidence, coming directly from sixth century b.c.e. building sites and bypassing Aristotle, sho...(Read More)
 
 
Medical Progress and Social Reality
Medical Progress and Social Reality (October 2000)
A Reader in Nineteenth-Century Medicine and Literature
Lilian R. Furst - Editor

An anthology of nineteenth-century literature about medicine and medical issues.

Medical Progress and Social Reality is an anthology of nineteenth-century literature on medicine and medical practice. Situated at the interdisciplinary juncture of medicine, history, and literature, it includes mostly fictional but also some nonfictional works by British, French, American, and Russian writers that describe the day-t...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Science Wars
Beyond the Science Wars (August 2000)
The Missing Discourse about Science and Society
Ullica Segerstrale - Editor

Contextualizes the "Science Wars" from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives.

Beyond the Science Wars offers a broad contextualization of the "Science Wars"--an ongoing debate between scientists and social scientists over the nature and meaning of science--from interdisciplinary sociological, historical, scientific, political, and cultural perspectives. Beyond...(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)
 
 
Religion and Scientific Naturalism
Religion and Scientific Naturalism (May 2000)
Overcoming the Conflicts
David Ray Griffin - Author

2000 Scientific and Medical Network Book Prize

Articulates a metaphysical position capable of rendering both science and religious experience simultaneously and mutually intelligible.

In this book, David Ray Griffin argues that the perceived conflict between science and religion is based upon a double mistake-the assumption that religion requires supernaturalism and that scientific naturali...(Read More)
 
 
Goethe's Way of Science
Goethe's Way of Science (April 1998)
A Phenomenology of Nature
David Seamon - Editor
Arthur Zajonc - Editor

Examines Goethe's neglected but sizable body of scientific work, considers the philosophical foundations of his approach, and applies his method to the real world of nature.

Though best known for his superlative poetry and plays, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) also produced a sizable body of scientific work that focused on such diverse topics as plants, color, clouds, weather, and geology. Goethe's way of science...(Read More)
 
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