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The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Leonard Lawlor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226535
eISBN:
9780823235742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book develops a philosophy of life in opposition to the notion of “bio-power,” which reduces the human to the question of power over what Giorgio Agamben terms “bare life,” mere ... More


A Contextual Theory of Scientific Understanding

Henk W. de Regt

in Understanding Scientific Understanding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190652913
eISBN:
9780190652944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652913.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents a full-fledged pluralistic, contextual theory of scientific understanding that is built on the analysis of intelligibility offered in chapter 2. The basic idea of this ... More


Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Mark A. Bedau and Paul Humphreys (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Emergence, largely ignored just thirty years ago, has become one of the liveliest areas of research in both philosophy and science. Fueled by advances in complexity theory, artificial life, physics, ... More


Understanding Culture

Mo Yee Lee and Amy Zaharlick

in Culturally Competent Research: Using Ethnography as a Meta-Framework

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199846597
eISBN:
9780199315918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846597.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Communities and Organizations

In chapter 2 the terms “culture” and “cultural knowledge” are examined. The term “culture” has been defined in hundreds of ways and each definition has implications for conducting cultural research. ... More


Conversation: reading between the lines

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter asks what can be learned by juxtaposing the accounts of Sherleen, Stan, Karin, and Devon. The case studies capture some of the microprocesses and practices of social and personal change ... More


Pragmatism, Constructivism, and The Theory of Culture

Stefan Neubert

in John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230181
eISBN:
9780823235339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230181.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses some of the central theoretical perspectives on culture and cultural practices implied in Pragmatism and interactive constructivism. The first part ... More


How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

Eduardo Kohn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276109
eISBN:
9780520956865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276109.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Can forests think? Do dogs dream? This book challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all ... More


Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042482
eISBN:
9780262295239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

After a little more than half a century since its initial development, computer code is extensively and intimately woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. From the digital alarm clock that wakes ... More


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