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Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Henning Schmidgen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour (*1947) is a major figure of contemporary thought. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early ... More


The “Political Ecology” of Bruno Latour: No Environments, No Limits, No Monsters (Not Even Fear)

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 7 is an overview of the work of the French thinker, Bruno Latour and how his recent thinking and writing seems to align well with those thinkers who place themselves in the camps of ... More


The Unconstructable Earth

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In chapter 13 Neyrat summarizes a variety of conceptions of of the Earth conceived from various actors, from the early founding thinkers of the environmental and ecology movements in the United ... More


Speculation: Within and About Science

Peter Achinstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190615055
eISBN:
9780190615086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190615055.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Newton urged scientists never to speculate, only to prove by establishing experimental facts. Einstein urged scientists to speculate freely, since only daring speculations, not experimental facts, ... More


Information ethics as e-nvironmental ethics

Luciano Floridi

in The Ethics of Information

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199641321
eISBN:
9780191760938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641321.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter outlines a specific interpretation of information ethics (IE) as an e-nvironmental ethics. In Section 4.1, I introduce the foundationalist problem in computer ethics (CE). In Section ... More


Troubling Time/s and Ecologies of Nothingness: Re-turning, Re-membering, and Facing the Incalculable

Karen Barad

in Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279500
eISBN:
9780823281558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279500.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the epistemological-ontological-ethical implications of temporal dis/junction by reading insights from Quantum Field Theory and Kyoko Hayashi’s account of the destruction ... More


The Theory of Everything

Robert B. Laughlin and David Pines

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explains the ultimate theory of the universe, or the Theory of Everything, as a set of equations capable of describing all phenomena that have been observed, or that will ever be ... More


Cosmetics and Cosmopolitics

Peter Szendy

in Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials: Cosmopolitical Philosofictions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255498
eISBN:
9780823260942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255498.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes the extraterrestrial plots of films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), They Live (1988), and Men in Black (1997). It also examines the philosofictive plot in Kant’s ... More


The Ultimate Speculation: A “Theory of Everything” (What Is It, and Why Should We Want One?)

Peter Achinstein

in Speculation: Within and About Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190615055
eISBN:
9780190615086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190615055.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Some scientists and philosophers claim that a “Theory of Everything” (TOE) exists and that scientists should find it. Such a theory will explain everything on the basis of fundamental laws and ... More


Summing Up

Peter Achinstein

in Speculation: Within and About Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190615055
eISBN:
9780190615086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190615055.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This chapter provides a summary of the results of this investigation into the meaning, legitimacy, and importance of speculating within and about science.


Physics Avoidance

Mark Wilson

in Physics Avoidance: and other essays in conceptual strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803478
eISBN:
9780191841651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803478.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language

Contemporary philosophy of science attempts to diagnose explanatory structure through descriptive tools derived largely from logic, an orientation called “Theory T thinking” here. Its portrait of ... More


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