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Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility (December 2013)
From Ontology to Ecology
Theresa Morris - Author

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Despite his tremendous impact on the German Green Party and the influence of his work on contemporary debates about stem cell research in the United States, Hans Jonas’s (1903–1993) philosophical contributions have remained partially obscured. In particular, the ontological grounding he gives his ethics, based ...(Read More)
 
 
Goodbye, Kant!
Goodbye, Kant! (November 2013)
What Still Stands of the Critique of Pure Reason
Maurizio Ferraris - Author
Richard Davies - Translator

A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant’s magnum opus.

A best seller in Italy, Maurizio Ferraris’s Goodbye, Kant! delivers a nontechnical, entertaining, and occasionally irreverent overview of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. He borrows his title from Wolfgang Becker’s Goodbye Lenin!, the 2003 film about East Germany after the fall of the Berlin...(Read More)
 
 
The Orders of Nature
The Orders of Nature (January 2013)
Lawrence Cahoone - Author

2015 John N. Findlay Award in Metaphysics, presented by the Metaphysical Society of America

A systematic theory of naturalism, bridging metaphysics and the science of complexity and emergence.

Reviving and modernizing the tradition of post‑Darwinian naturalism, The Orders of Nature draws on philosophy and the natural sciences to present a naturalistic theory ...(Read More)
 
 
Heidegger on Science
Heidegger on Science (April 2012)
Trish Glazebrook - Editor

The first collection of essays devoted to Heidegger’s contribution to understanding modern science.

Although Martin Heidegger is well known for his work on technology, he is not often discussed in the context of science broadly speaking. This volume is the first to showcase diverse perspectives on Heidegger’s assessments of the sciences, looking at a number of different ways that Heidegger’s writ...(Read More)
 
 
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls (October 2009)
Science at the Margins in the Victorian Age
Sherrie Lynne Lyons - Author

Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.

Science permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet, as current debates over intelligent design, the causes of global warming, and alternative health practices indicate, the question of how to distinguish science from pseudoscience remains a difficult one. To address this question, Sherrie Lynne Lyons draws on four examples from the nineteenth ce...(Read More)

 
 
At Home in the World
At Home in the World (July 2009)
Human Nature, Ecological Thought, and Education after Darwin
Eilon Schwartz - Author

Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.

Challenging conventional understanding of humans as selfish and competitive at their core, At Home in the World asserts that we have evolved as a profoundly social species, biologically related to the rest of the natural world, and at home on the only planet for which we are adapted to live. Eilon Schwartz traces the history...(Read More)
 
 
Biotechnology
Biotechnology (July 2009)
Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens
Sean D. Sutton - Editor

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

An essential introduction to a controversial yet crucial field of research, Biotechnology surveys recent advances in the field and offers a wide range of opinions for and against expanding this new branch of science. Incisively examining such key topics as therapeutic cloning, genetic enhancement, stem cell therapy, and the use of psychotropic drugs such ...(Read More)

 
 
Postphenomenology and Technoscience
Postphenomenology and Technoscience (March 2009)
The Peking University Lectures
Don Ihde - Author

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

A revised form of phenomenology, postphenomenology aims to overcome the limitations of subjectivism and its largely dystopian stance toward science and technology. Timely and insightful, this book provides a useful introduction to postphenomenology, asking how it can effectively transform classica...(Read More)
 
 
Quantum Theory
Quantum Theory (March 2009)
A Philosopher's Overview
Salvator Cannavo - Author

Explores what can be known within quantum theory, with special emphasis on the difference between prediction and explanation.

In straightforward and nontechnical language, a philosopher of science goes to the very heart of what is still the central subject in modern physics, namely, quantum theory, with its astonishing ability to predict—yet not explain. There, he encounters and unravels the maze of bewilderi...(Read More)
 
 
The Intelligence of Flowers
The Intelligence of Flowers (November 2007)
Maurice Maeterlinck - Author
Philip Mosley - Translation and introduction by

Winner of the 2008 Prix de la Traduction Littéraire presented by French Community of Belgium

A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.

“The republication of Maurice Maeterlinck’s ‘The Intelligence of Flowers,’ regrettably forgotten in our time, is long overdue. The introduction by Mosley is itself a gem, and contains one of the b...(Read More)
 
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