Evolution Explanation Ethics and Aesthetics

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  • Author : Francisco J. Ayala
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 420 pages
  • ISBN : 0128037318
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Evolution Explanation Ethics and Aesthetics

Evolution  Explanation  Ethics and Aesthetics
  • Author : Francisco J. Ayala
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 21 July 2016
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Evolution, Explanation, Ethics and Aesthetics: Towards a Philosophy of Biology focuses on the dominant biological topic of evolution. It deals with the prevailing philosophical themes of how to explain the adaptation of organisms, the interplay of chance and necessity, and the recurrent topics of emergence, reductionism, and progress. In addition, the extensively treated topic of how to explain human nature as a result of natural processes and the encompassed issues of the foundations of morality and the brain-to-mind transformation is

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying
  • Author : Darren Hudson Hick,Reinold Schmücker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 20 October 2016
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The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying responds to the rapidly changing attitudes towards the use of another's ideas, styles, and artworks. With advances in technology making the copying of artworks and other artefacts exponentially easier, questions of copying no longer focus on the problems of forgery: they now expand into aesthetic and ethical legal concerns. This volume addresses the changes and provides the first philosophical foundation for an aesthetics and ethics of copying. Scholars from philosophy of art, philosophy of

Evolution and the Naked Truth

Evolution and the Naked Truth
  • Author : Gonzalo Munevar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 21 August 2018
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Published in 1998, the main aim of this book is to use a naturalistic, evolutionary approach to solve some of the most important problems in philosophy. The first two problems come from the philosophy of science: the problem of rationality of science and the problem of truth in science. In presenting the first problem, the author argues that the views of Kuhn and Feyerabend do create a very serious challenge to traditional epistemology, however, if the assumption of individual rationality is

The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy

The Routledge Handbook of Evolution and Philosophy
  • Author : Richard Joyce
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 16 August 2017
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In recent years, the relation between contemporary academic philosophy and evolutionary theory has become ever more active, multifaceted, and productive. The connection is a bustling two-way street. In one direction, philosophers of biology make significant contributions to theoretical discussions about the nature of evolution (such as "What is a species?"; "What is reproductive fitness?"; "Does selection operate primarily on genes?"; and "What is an evolutionary function?"). In the other direction, a broader group of philosophers appeal to Darwinian selection in

The Posthuman Condition

The Posthuman Condition
  • Author : Kasper LippertRasmussen,Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen,Mads Rosendahl Thomsen,Jacob Wamberg
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release : 31 July 2012
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If biotechnology can be used to upgrade humans physically and mentally, should it be used at all? And, if so, to what extent? How will biotechnology affect societal cohesion? Can the development be controlled, or is this a Pandoras box that should remain closed? These are but a few of the perplex questions facing scientists as a result of the increasing ability of technology to change biology and, in turn, profoundly change human living conditions. This development has created a

Evolutionary Aesthetics of Human Ethics in Hardy s Tragic Narratives

Evolutionary Aesthetics of Human Ethics in Hardy   s Tragic Narratives
  • Author : Riza Öztürk
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 25 May 2011
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Treatment of Hardy’s tragic narratives under the objective lens of evolutionary literary theory has led to three basic findings: First, within the scope of the analysis of the five major tragic narratives, representation of Hardy’s evolutionary aesthetics of human ethics, in terms of altruistic sympathy and compassion, shows that adapted parental investment in children indicates the reason why women submit to pain and suffering more than the men do. The costly investment of women in maternal behaviour leads

Charles Peirce on Ethics Esthetics and the Normative Sciences

Charles Peirce on Ethics  Esthetics and the Normative Sciences
  • Author : James Jakób Liszka
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 July 2021
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This book presents a comprehensive and systematic picture of Charles Peirce’s ethics and aesthetics, arguing that Peirce established a normative framework for the study of right conduct and good ends. It also connects Peirce’s normative thought to contemporary debates in ethical theory. Peirce sought to articulate the relation among logic as right thinking, ethics as good conduct and, in an unorthodox sense of aesthetics, the pursuit of ends that are fine and worthy. Each plays an important role

Musical Aesthetics

Musical Aesthetics
  • Author : Jonathan L. Friedmann
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 27 July 2018
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This book contains six chapters covering key areas of musical aesthetics, including aesthetics of emotions; aesthetics of listening; aesthetics of performance; aesthetics of composition; aesthetics of nature; and aesthetics of commerce. Each chapter adopts an experiential approach to aesthetics, in which perceptual and intuitive musical responses – real-time experiences – are valued as a source of truth. Unlike intellectual aesthetics, which values conscious associations and meticulous artistic appraisals, experiential aesthetics looks primarily at everyday subconscious appreciations. The explorations here draw from the

Why Think

Why Think
  • Author : Ronald de Sousa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 25 June 2007
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In this short and accessible book, Ronald de Sousa shows us that in order to understand what is truly important about our reasoning capacity, we need to change our thinking about what rationality actually is.

Oxford Studies in Metaethics 13

Oxford Studies in Metaethics 13
  • Author : Russ Shafer-Landau
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 19 July 2018
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Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at the intersections of ethical theory with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. The essays included in the series provide an excellent basis for understanding recent developments in the field; those who would like

Doing Science In The Light Of Philosophy

Doing Science  In The Light Of Philosophy
  • Author : Bunge Mario Augusto
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 25 November 2016
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Nearly all philosophers have dealt with the outcomes of scientific research, and have overlooked its philosophical presuppositions, such as those of rationality and realism. Although these presuppositions are mostly tacit and thus easily overlooked, actually they are supremely important, since some of them favor research whereas others hamper it. For instance, whereas subjectivism leads to navel gazing and uncontrolled fantasy, realism encourages us to explore the world and check our conjectures. This book examines science in the making, a process

Ecological Awareness

Ecological Awareness
  • Author : Sigurd Bergmann,Heather Eaton
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 28 September 2021
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Ecological Awareness, with seventeen authors from multiple disciplines, explores how religious practitioners have become increasingly aware of ecological challenges. It sheds new light on an essential function of belief systems, which function not only as cognitive and moral systems, but emerge from and affect the human body and its mode of perceiving our milieu and ourselves within it. The book also contributes to an increasing awareness of our embeddedness in larger life processes, as well as the awareness of life

Collected Works Of Samuel Alexander

Collected Works Of Samuel Alexander
  • Author : Samuel Alexander
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 15 February 2000
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This 5-volume collection provides all the major philosophical writings of philosopher Samuel Alexander (1859-1938). Alexander was one of the most distinguished and interesting philosophers of the turn of the century, and among the few modern thinkers to develop a comprehensive metaphysical system. A pioneer in modernizing the discipline by recognizing the philosophical significance of contemporary developments in biology, psychology and evolutionary theory, much of his work is concerned with relating philosophy to discoveries in experimental science. He also wrote in

Religion Supernaturalism the Paranormal and Pseudoscience

Religion  Supernaturalism  the Paranormal and Pseudoscience
  • Author : Homayun Sidky
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release : 30 November 2019
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"Religion, Supernaturalism, the Paranormal, and Pseudoscience" provides a comprehensive rejoinder to the challenges posed to science, scientific anthropology, evolutionary theory and rationality by the advocates of supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific perspectives and modes of thought associated with the current rise of irrationalism, antiintellectualism, and emboldened religious fundamentalism and violence. Drawing upon H. Sidky’s scientific anthropological background and ethnographic field research of supernatural and paranormal beliefs and practices in several cultures over three decades, the book answers several important questions: