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The End of Modern Medicine
The End of Modern Medicine (December 2001)
Biomedical Science under a Microscope
Laurence Foss - Author

Proposes a radically reconfigured medical model centered on mind-body interaction.

The End of Modern Medicine
chronicles the work of a small, influential band of medical theorists and clinicians who over the past decade have sought to redress the physical fundamentalism of the biomedical model that shaped their professional training. Laurence Foss challenges the prevailing medical model whereby mind and body are esse...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Nature
Neoplatonism and Nature (November 2001)
Studies in Plotinus' Enneads
Michael F. Wagner - Editor

Original essays by leading scholars on Plotinus' philosophy of nature.

This book advances an understanding of Plotinus' views on the natural cosmos and their relevance to natural philosophy and the development of science. The contributors confront issues concerning the presence of scientific principles and conceptions in Plotinus' writing, and discuss the degree to which Plotinus' views and methodo...(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)
 
 
Culture, Technology, Communication
Culture, Technology, Communication (June 2001)
Towards an Intercultural Global Village
Charles Ess - Editor
Fay Sudweeks - With
Susan Herring - Foreword by

Provides cross-cultural perspectives on computer-mediated communication.

Stability and success in our electronic global village increasingly depends on the complex interactions of culture, communication, and technology. This book offers both theoretical approaches and case studies of these interactions from diverse cultural domains, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States. This global perspectiv...(Read More)
 
 
Nature, Design, and Science
Nature, Design, and Science (March 2001)
The Status of Design in Natural Science
Del Ratzsch - Author

Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.

Although the scientific illegitimacy of supernatural design is typically asserted with enormous confidence and vigor, there has been surprisingly little actual work on such key foundational issues as even what design is and on specific criteria for assessing its ...(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)
 
 
Reading with Michel Serres
Reading with Michel Serres (June 1999)
An Encounter with Time
Maria L. Assad - Author

Explores the concept of time in the work of Michel Serres, demonstrating close analogies in his work to the discourses of science, literature, and philosophy.

This book identifies a new perspective on time and temporality in the work of the French writer Michel Serres. Time is the veiled notion that underlies Serres's many epistemological parables and fables, and is a consistent metaphor throughout his work. Assad uncovers this common ...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature
Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature (January 1999)
Stephen Houlgate - Editor

Confirms that Hegel's philosophy of nature continues to have great significance for our understanding of the natural world.

Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature is an important new study of Hegel's profound philosophical account of the natural world. It examines Hegel's alleged idealism, his concepts of space and time, the conception of speculative geometry, his critical engagement with Kant's Metaphysical Found...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Development
Images of Development (January 1999)
Environmental Causes in Ontogeny
Cor van der Weele - Author

Questions the dominant biological approach of explaining animal development as entirely genetic by exploring the explanatory value of investigating environmental influences.

Images of Development questions the dominant biological approach of explaining animal development as entirely genetic by exploring the explanatory value of investigating environmental influences. Van der Weele discusses assumptions, explanato...(Read More)
 
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