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The Politics of Paradigms
The Politics of Paradigms (April 2019)
Thomas S. Kuhn, James B. Conant, and the Cold War “Struggle for Men’s Minds”
George A. Reisch - Author

Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

The Politics of Paradigms shows that America’s most famous and influential book about science, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions of 1962, was inspired and shaped by Thomas Kuhn’s political interests, his relationship ...(Read More)
 
 
The Hand of the Engraver
The Hand of the Engraver (December 2018)
Albert Flocon Meets Gaston Bachelard
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger - Author
Kate Sturge - Translator

A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.

This book is the first to explore in detail the encounter between Albert Flocon and Gaston Bachelard in postwar Paris. Bachelard was a philosopher and historian of science who was also involved in literary studies and poetics. Flocon was a student of the Bauhaus in De...(Read More)
 
 
Atomistic Intuitions
Atomistic Intuitions (October 2018)
An Essay on Classification
Gaston Bachelard - Author
Roch C. Smith - Translated and with an introduction by
Daniel Parrochia - Preface

An English translation of the French philosopher’s sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.

French philosopher Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) is best known in the English-speaking world for his work on poetics and the literary imagination, but much of his oeuvre is devoted to epistemology and the philosophy of science. Like Thomas Kuhn, whose work he anticipates by t...(Read More)
 
 
Biodeconstruction
Biodeconstruction (March 2018)
Jacques Derrida and the Life Sciences
Francesco Vitale - Author
Mauro Senatore - Translator

Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.

In Biodeconstruction,Francesco Vitale demonstrates the key role that the question of life plays in Jacques Derrida’s work. In the seminar La vie la mort (1975), Derrida engages closely with the life sciences, especially biology and evolution theory. Connecting this ...(Read More)
 
 
Germs of Death
Germs of Death (March 2018)
The Problem of Genesis in Jacques Derrida
Mauro Senatore - Author

An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.

Germs of Death explores the idea of genesis, or dissemination, in the early work of Jacques Derrida. Looking at Derrida’s published and unpublished work from “Force and Signification” in 1963 to Glas in 1974, Mauro Senatore traces the development of Derrida’s understanding of genesis both linguistically ...(Read More)
 
 
Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination (March 2017)
David N. Stamos - Author

Silver Medalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Philosophy category

Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.

In 1848, almost a year and a half before Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty, his book Eureka was published. In it, he weaved together his scientific speculations about t...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss on Science
Leo Strauss on Science (December 2016)
Thoughts on the Relation between Natural Science and Political Philosophy
Svetozar Y. Minkov - Author

The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.

Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, Leo Strauss on Science brings to light the thoughts of Leo Strauss on the problem of science. Introducing us to Strauss’s reflections on the meaning and perplexities of the scientific adventure, Svetozar Y. Minkov explores questions such as: Is there...(Read More)
 
 
Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated
Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated (July 2016)
Philosopher of Science and Imagination
Roch C. Smith - Author

Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.

Gaston Bachelard, one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers, is known by English-language readers primarily as the author of The Poetics of Space and several other books on the imagination, but he made significant contributions to the philosophy and history of science. In this boo...(Read More)
 
 
Brain, Consciousness, and God
Brain, Consciousness, and God (August 2015)
A Lonerganian Integration
Daniel A. Helminiak - Author

A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.
Brain, Consciousness, and God is a constructive critique of neuroscientific research on human consciousness and religious experience. An adequate epistemology—a theory of knowledge—is needed to address this topic, but today there exists no consensus on what human ...(Read More)
 
 
From Modernity to Cosmodernity
From Modernity to Cosmodernity (January 2014)
Science, Culture, and Spirituality
Basarab Nicolescu - Author

Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.

The quantum, biological, and information revolutions of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries should have thoroughly changed our view of reality, yet the old viewpoint based on classical science remains dominant, reinforcing a notion of a rational, mechanistic world that allows for endless ...(Read More)
 
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